19 Dec Mobile Optimized Applications in 2015
As business users continue to adopt a mobility and cloud mentality, the number of mobile optimized applications is expected to quadruple by 2016, according to IDC Research.
“The number of enterprise applications optimized for mobility will quadruple by 2016, driven both by competitive necessity and rapidly evolving technologies that support faster and more secure enterprise ‘appification’,” said IDC’s Program Vice President for Mobility Research, John Jackson. “The benefits from efficiencies and business innovation on the back of this app explosion will transform industries and markets. At the same time it is clear that the path to broader mobilization of business processes is still complex.”
Of course Microsoft has made its intentions pretty clear on becoming the leader of the cloud first, mobile first revolution, moving toward mobilizing business process with enterprise applications like Microsoft Dynamics ERP becoming completely web enabled. Dynamics GP 2015 for example can now be accessed from a web browser making it a device agnostic solution which is the key to mobile optimized applications.
Organizations that don’t embrace the mobility wave by the end of 2015 will be left behind by their competitors, according to Forrester research.
On the user side, mobile device users in 2015 will show signs of increased app fatigue, wanting fewer apps and a seamless integrated experience between their different devices, said Forrester.
With Office 365 now completely web enabled, hosted Dynamics ERP users now have the option of a single sign on experience between their ERP and O365 solutions. Combine this with role based analytics and connections to social media, and the Dynamics ERP user experience becomes a one-stop mobile business management experience.
While experts are giving it a year before app markets reach the mobile tipping point, that might be a modest prediction as mobile optimized applications have already become the standard, leaving behind those that have not already started the process of getting their mobile apps right.