New Mobile App Marketplace Powered by Kony's Industry-leading Platform Accelerates Enterprise Mobile Adoption
KONY WORLD 2015, London, UK - February 4, 2015 - Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced its growing ecosystem of partners that are offering new "ready to run" applications via Kony's business mobile app marketplace, to help enterprises speed the process of adopting and delivering mobile apps to meet business demand.
"Industry experts are predicting that the demand for mobile apps will dramatically increase for enterprise organisations in the next few years," said Burley Kawasaki, senior vice president, products, Kony, Inc. "To meet this demand, enterprises are looking for ways to empower their businesses to rapidly deliver secure, enterprise-level mobile apps with great user experiences. Our goal is to provide a rich collection of pre-built apps and app models through the Kony Marketplace, which they can use to quickly build their mobile apps."
Building upon its leadership in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms category, Kony is expanding its offerings to enable business users to rapidly deliver enterprise-grade apps by using "ready to run" apps, reusable components and design templates built by Kony and its partners, which are available in the Kony Marketplace. Leading partners across technology and industry verticals will offer their solutions through the Kony Marketplace, including Broadstrokes Factual, InfoStretch, Knack, PopcornApps, Quinscape, Redora, Softechnologies, Splyt, Stefinini, UST Global, VeraSynth and ZineOne.
According to industry analyst firm IDC, the "number of enterprise applications optimised for mobility will quadruple by 2016. And, the ability to develop and deploy mobile apps quickly, securely, cost effectively, and with adequate or better user experiences will be an essential determinant of an organisation's competitiveness."*
To help businesses provide mobile-first apps for their sales teams, Kony also released its first "ready to run" Kony Sales app suite, which will be featured in the Kony Marketplace. Kony Sales, the mobile productivity extension app for SAP and Salesforce, allows sales representatives to:
- Increase sales rep productivity;
- Manage tasks and follow-ups;
- Accelerate pipeline activity;
- Manage leads, accounts, opportunities and contacts; and
- Work offline to capture information while traveling, and then sync it to the back-end once they return to the office.
Built on top of Kony's Mobility Platform and composed with Kony Modeler, the Kony Sales app can be easily extended, configured and customised by business analysts and sales operations personnel. Kony Sales is optimised for iOS and Android phones and tablets, and has the ability to receive upgrades while preserving customisations.
Also available today is Kony Modeler, the first visual, composition toolset for business users to assemble and configure mobile-first apps from reusable, lightweight app models available in Kony's app marketplace. With Kony Modeler business users can rapidly customise their apps for unique industry requirements, business units and processes, and then immediately deploy the changes to end-users on iOS or Android phones and tablets. Powered by Kony MobileFabric, the enterprise mobile backend services platform, has also been extended with the addition of a brand new App Services layer that enables IT to power these model-driven applications and allows them to be configured and deployed to the cloud. It enables rapid customisation, automatic upgrades and versioning, and significantly lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for ongoing app maintenance.
Kony Partner Quotes:
Broadstrokes: "Broadstrokes is very excited to be a part of Kony's Marketplace. Kony's partner ecosystem makes it easy for Broadstrokes to extend our brand to a wide audience of customers and solution providers." said Adam Hocek, President & CTO, Broadstrokes, Inc. "TwexxtGoals is Broadstrokes' first app of our planned suite of business-oriented SMS messaging apps that will be released in the Kony Marketplace this year."
Knack Systems: "Knack Systems is happy to partner with Kony to bring enterprise mobility solution to its customers. Organisations currently using SAP solutions will be able to quickly empower their mobile workforce by leveraging Kony' flexible mobile platform and solutions fully integrated with their SAP ERP and CRM solutions," said George Kaadi, Managing Director Client Services & CIO Advisory, Knack Systems. "Knack Systems is a niche consulting firm with experience in SAP and Kony technologies that helps customers to enable their mobile workforce to be more efficient and provide better customer experience."
REDORA: "REDORA offers police and other public safety agencies with REDLINE Mobile a complete and integrated cross platform, multi channel, application to automate the entire range of law enforcement activities. From license plate recognition and ticketing to environmental enforcement. REDLINE Mobile helps you manage all aspects of you enforcement program efficiently and cost effectively, said Paul van der Weijde, Managing director, Founder, REDORA. " With the Kony design, develop and management tools we can offer our customers state of the art applications without worrying about the fast changing specifications of the hardware. The Kony Marketplace will help us to show the advantages of our law enforcement application in new markets."
UST Global: "As we enable our customers to leverage the power of digital innovation, we feel the Kony platform is an integral part of the digital journey," said Todd J. Carey, senior vice president, Mobility, UST Global. "UST is committed to helping our customers deliver happiness to their users through dynamic apps and great experiences. Kony shares that vision and we are looking forward to another great year as a global Kony partner."
ZineOne: "We are really excited about our partnership with Kony and our presence in the Kony Marketplace," said Debjani Deb, CEO and co-founder of ZineOne, a real-time mobile messaging platform. "Our solution helps businesses increase conversions on mobile by instrumenting their app with our light-weight, easy-to-use SDK. This enables them to actually have real-time conversations with their customers within the app itself to enhance experience and increase engagement.
I am confident that the Kony Marketplace will be a great forum to showcase our solution to a diverse group of businesses that are looking to boost conversions and revenue on mobile."
* IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Enterprise Applications 2015 Predictions, December 2013, IDC #253115
For two years in a row, Gartner has named Kony a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms. Kony Received the Highest Scores in 3 out of 4 Use Cases in New Gartner Report: Gartner Critical Capabilities for Mobile Application Development Platforms.
Kony is the fastest-growing, cloud-based enterprise mobility solutions company and an industry leader among mobile application development platform (MADP) providers. Kony empowers today's leading organisations to compete in mobile time by rapidly delivering multi-edge mobile apps across the broadest array of devices and systems, today and in the future. Kony offers ready-to-run business mobile apps to help organisations better engage with customers and partners, as well as increase employee productivity through mobile device access to company systems and information. Powered by Kony's industry-leading Mobility Platform, enterprises can design, build, configure, and manage mobile apps across the entire software development lifecycle, and get to market faster with a lower total of ownership.
Kony was also honored in the Mobile Star Awards for achievements in enterprise application development; named the first place winner in CTIA's MobITs Awards in the Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms category, and included on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. For more information, please visit www.kony.com. Connect with Kony on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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