Implementing an enterprise mobility program in your business can be a great way to boost employee productivity, improve employee and customer retention, and make a positive impact on your bottom line. But it isn’t all roses. A poorly executed mobility program can hinder more than it helps, which is why it’s so important to carefully plan before making the leap.
A new article in CIOReview covers a few common mistakes companies make when selecting a vendor and building an enterprise mobility program. We think they’re good points to keep in mind. Here are just a few common enterprise mobility mistakes to avoid:
- Lack of vision. What’s your primary goal for your mobility program? What do you expect the outcome to be? What are your end users’ expectations? Diving in without a road map—a vision—for how you’ll meet your goals is sure to complicate things as you get further down the road.
- Adopting a “point solution.” A point solution is a solution that only addresses one of the problems you’re trying to solve, or that fails to address concerns of the entire organization. Even if you’re piloting a mobility program in a small section of the business, it will need to be translated as you expand. Selecting a solution that isn’t built for that type of far-reaching expansion greatly lowers the ceiling.
- Insufficient testing. This is as much a function of the solution itself as it is of your developers: are your apps and app store designed and coded properly? Are they easy to use? Do they allow you to monitor success and make changes on the fly? Simply being able to do all of those things isn’t enough; the solution you pick must make it easy to test so there’s a far smaller chance of failure down the road.
- Undefined strategy. Finally, an unclear strategy is a fatal mistake that all too many companies make. (A recent study found that as many as 66% of companies believe their mobility strategy is on par or behind the curve of their competitors.) You need to think long-term and understand how your vision for mobility will be lived out. An undefined strategy isn’t a death sentence early on, but seriously complicates things as you start to expand.
Keeping these mistakes in mind—and doing your best to avoid them—will serve you well as you begin the journey towards enterprise mobility. At App47, we believe that you shouldn’t have to go through this process on your own. We’ll help you navigate and avoid the most common pitfalls of developing an enterprise mobility program so that you don’t end up in a tough spot.
Want to find out how we can help your company enter the world of enterprise mobility? Get in touch with us today—we’d love to help!