Companies experience a tough time whenever IT paradigms change. The early adopters of enterprise mobility earned tremendous benefits, while most of them realised that they had bit off more than they could chew. The enterprise mobility world is challenging, and to navigate your organization through the journey, you need more than in-house consultants. This guide outlines some key lessons that will make your enterprise’s mobility journey successful.
1. Prioritise Processes That Deserve Mobility
Habitually, the mobility conversation takes place in the context of essential business applications such as BI, ERP, HRMS, and CRM. Within this periphery, you need to look at the modules and processes that are worth going mobile. To drive ROIs and fulfill business prospects, you need to prioritise.
This process can begin by asking business reps about the processes that they interact with more when they are on the move. Investigate the processes that directly relate to revenue-generating activities. Identify processes that have below par KPIs as a result of accessibility issues. From the shortlisted processes, choose the ones that offer the best balance of business benefits and IT efforts, and execute your project plan within this ultra-prioritised list.
Enterprise Mobility Device Portfolio
One of the major reason for enterprise mobility failure is IT’s inability to consider device portfolio. Organisations have two options; avail company-owned mobile devices to workers, or implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. If your need for standardisation and control is high, the “company-owned device” option becomes suitable. This may pump up project costs, but your mobility project brains have to balance the expenses of buying and maintaining the devices with the need for standardisation and control.
3. Enterprise Mobility Apps
Mobile applications are the foundation of mobility among the enterprise employees. You have to make critical decisions when choosing between developing custom apps and buying the apps. If you have a restricted number of standard workflows to be mobilised, buying apps should be your obvious choice. However, if you have complex mobility requirements, you will need to hire developers who can develop custom applications.