Here’s Why Ready-Made Apps Are The Future
The need for functional enterprise applications to handle daily work tasks has exceeded the number of capable developers and designers. To that end, new solutions are disrupting the development cycles and flipping application architecture upside down.
Enterprises are realizing the ability to design, develop, and deploy internally-made apps has become too costly and time consuming. Some 82% of mobile IT administrators say the process for their enterprise app to go from proposal to market is four months or more. Who has time for that? And once the solution is finally deployed, end users’ needs have changed just as quickly as the operating systems they’re working with.
“To create compelling enterprise apps we have to see a transformation take place in the IT organization,” said IDC Research Vice President Mike Jennett. “For too long, IT organizations have focused on functionality, timelines, and budgets, often forsaking the user experience in an effort to get as much data into the app as possible. This leads to end users and customers to find alternatives to the apps provided by IT. Until the organization changes and begins to focus all levels of IT on experiences over function, we will continue to see low adoption rates for internally developed apps.
To that point, 26% of enterprise IT managers say apps are too hard or confusing to use, and another 22% say apps lack the necessary functionality. It seems rare that an internally developed enterprise app is worth its weight in production.
That’s where the new wave of mobile application technology rears its head. From no code to low code and fully turnkey apps, the solution possibilities available to enterprises are vast.
“The trend is certainly moving toward that,” said Murali Nathan, Solutions Architect for Avery Dennison. “Much larger companies are getting into this space, creating a suite of apps that handle multiple use cases. There’s a lot of potential for well-integrated and better performing apps, especially with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence on the rise, as well as IoT entering the picture.”
Rapid Mobile Application Development (RMAD) tools are giving enterprises the ability to turn anyone into a citizen developer while still providing layered security. In doing so, making iterations and easily deploying updates becomes a seamless process, rather than having to explore the timetable and costs enterprises are dealing with in building native tools.
According to Gartner, more than half of all mobile apps will soon be created by enterprise business analysts using codeless tools. From digital to mobile to now application transformation, enterprise-wide technological innovation will not just become a want, but a need going forward as the movement to mobilize legacy apps and decrease the number of enterprise apps overloading users enhances.
Find out more in Enterprise Mobility Exchange’s October Market Report, titled, “New App World: How Turnkey Solutions Are Enabling Businesses,” by clicking here.