Mobile App Development is Becoming Increasingly Important for Enterprises

It was announced yesterday that Lufthansa Industry Solutions, an IT service provider for process consulting and system integration, will collaborate with Kony Inc., a leader in cloud-based Enterprise Mobility solutions mobile application development platforms (MADP).

This partnership will see Lufthansa, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa AG, use Kony's MADP for the development and management of mobile enterprise applications, and work with them to deliver other mobile business solutions.

This will range from app templates to micro apps, as Lufthansa will make use of the entire range of technologies and tools offered by Kony, tailoring them to meet the specific needs of enterprise customers.

'Lufthansa Industry Solutions helps companies, from SMEs to DAX corporations, digitise and automate their business processes. The field of mobile enterprises plays a decisive role here. Thanks to the collaboration with Kony, we will be able to offer our customers an even broader portfolio of mobile solutions tailored to their needs,' said Bernhard Kube, Vice President of Technology Consulting at Lufthansa Industry Solutions.

The solution providers cited research by Gartner and IDC which reveals that most of the world's population will be using mobile devices by 2020. In view of this, it is becoming more and more paramount for businesses to enable their employees to seamlessly access data and applications in order to remain competitive.

'The demand for mobile applications is rapidly increasing as enterprises realise the power of mobility to drive business process innovation,' said Jonathan Best, Vice President of Europe and Africa, Kony, Inc.'No one in the industry provides the breadth of capability across all Enterprise Mobility lifecycle phases. We are excited to partner with Lufthansa Industry Solutions to deliver our full development lifecycle solutions, to help customers streamline their business workflows, accelerate development timeframes and lower total costs of ownership.'

Kony's advanced expertise in MADP will allow users to develop applications based on a single software code to be designed for various devices, enabling enterprise customers to develop tailored applications more quickly and efficiently, which will reduce costs and accelerate time to market. This will help with the challenge of developing and deploying a multitude of apps for several different devices to maintain secure operations.

'Apps that run on every mobile terminal, device and operating systems combine the best of two worlds: for one thing, time-tested methods, features and interfaces that enable a quick start, and for another, configuration options that let users adapt the apps to their particular needs,' added Kube.