In 2015, 34% of companies with over 500 employees used enterprise mobility services, with an expected 20% rise over the next two years.
These numbers represent the fact that enterprise mobility is becoming a mission-critical business operation. And with the closing of traditional “cubicle farms”, the results of increased spending on enterprise mobility are now evident.
First, enterprise mobility is a modern emerging trend that allows companies to create new competitive advantages. Dubbed as “The New IT”, mobility encompasses a wide array of current mobile devices. Having the option to access your work data on a personal device transforms both work culture and productivity outcomes.
We now know there will be a collective shift from the traditional physical work location requirements to full mobility in the coming years. We also know that this shift will allow many organizations to drive revenue growth by adopting mobility. Here’s how.
1. Increased productivity
2016 marks the year of vast mobile technology refinement. Technology that used to be viewed as bold and unreliable is now streamlined and perfected. Items like MiFi and air cards used with mobile devices allow for an infinite mobile internet connection. With past limitations removed, workflow processes are always completed on time from any location which highly increases efficiency.
Companies that have fully adopted enterprise mobility see smoother internal operations and higher capacity to take on more total work. These companies also no longer have a time obstruction to completing any transaction both internal and with clients. Now that workforce management software and cloud-based service dispatch software are massively refined, all online transaction can be supervised and completed from any place at any time.
Most notably, the ease and velocity of data sharing has become so smooth; the traditional method of business workflow is now holding back those who have not accepted enterprise mobility form competing.
By enabling employees to be connected to each other at all time, company culture is affected. A company with a more connected culture produces better and more effective results. The days when marketing, accounting, customer service, and many other departments had to be in a room full of walled off dens are quickly coming to an end. Waiting in line and giving up on a brand because of a slow response are soon to be foreign ideas.
A common way to adopting enterprise mobility is by beginning with partial integration. Smart organizations give the opportunity to employees to work on a subway ride home, check emails from any public location, work on any program without a laptop, and stay connected to work related events even while at a fitness center.
2. Raised Growth and Profitability
Finding new business revenue streams is made simple with mobility. Using enterprise related mobile applications and devices extend reach to untapped markets with improved product and inventory management, marketing, and sales funnels.
Mobility goes beyond changing an organizations workflows. It also affects your customer. Mobility in your own apps engages those that are a fan of your brand and improves your image. By giving customers a chance to interact with your brand directly over a mobile app, there is vastly improved business to customer relations.
3. Improved Decision Making
Every company executive wants to make good business decisions, but often lack the data to do so. Enterprise mobility removed uncertainty with real-time data at your fingertips. Instead of funneling valuable time and money into traditional methods of data gathering, mobility creates the option to make informed decisions with instant data access.
4. Mobilization efficiency
Vending machines commonly send out signals to mobile delivery trucks when they are running low on supplies. If a staff member is taking a business trip to a foreign country, enterprise travel applications can adjust the employee’s trip in real-time to elude expensive roaming charges.
In this study of the modern workplace, some things are clear. Technology makes our lives easier and better, no matter where we are. Adopting this infrastructure in our business environments doesn’t have to change how much you spend, but how you spend.