Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, announced today that it is teaming up with Citrix, a leader in mobile workspaces, to offer customers a unique mobile app solution across the entire lifecycle from initial mobile design and development to enterprise mobility management and operations.
“We are excited to work with Kony to help power the mobile enterprise with industry-proven applications, visualization, development, and management tools for a wide range of industries, including banking, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and government,” said Scott Schwarzhoff, Vice President of Mobile Application Platform at Citrix. “The unique combination of Kony’s comprehensive mobile app platform and XenMobile enterprise mobility management solution will significantly empower customers to accelerate their mobile strategy to deliver world-class mobile experiences.”
Kony enables customers to get to market faster with Kony Apps, which are now verified by the Citrix Ready program. These apps deliver multi-edge experiences that are fully customizable, easily integrated, highly secured, scalable, and business-ready with reporting and analytics. With Kony Apps, customers get individualized solutions from quick-start app templates designed to efficiently mobilize the business or customer processes to meet business needs, exceed user expectations and drive business results.
All Kony apps are built on our open and fully extensible Kony’s Enterprise Mobility Platform to meet the development needs across the full mobile app development and operations (DevOps) lifecycle. Uniquely built to support both IT and lines of business, this full DevOps solution encompasses unique app UI design tools (Kony Visualizer) and the leading multi-channel app dev tools (Kony Studio), empowered by Kony’s Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) offering (Kony MobileFabric), as well as testing and analytics. It extends fully to the end user through the addition of Kony Apps, which allow customers to get to market faster.
“Leading companies across the globe are successfully using mobility as a catalyst for business innovation,” said Dave Shirk, president, Products and Marketing, Kony, Inc. “Enterprise mobile apps are no longer a nice to have. It has now become a strategic imperative for businesses to effectively compete in this new mobile era. We are excited to work with Citrix, a long-standing industry technology leader. Together, we will empower enterprises to fast-track their mobile strategy with a proven mobile-centric approach from start to finish, with leading technology at every level.”
To help customers accelerate their mobile strategy, the following Kony Apps provide the best of both worlds: built-in best practices, features, and connectors that make it easy to get up and running fast. Designed to enable users to customize the app specifically for their business:
- Kony Mobile Sales Solution – Empowers sales teams to accelerate opportunities. Kony Mobile Sales solution helps extend existing sales force automation system to mobilize the sales organization. Whether on the road or with a customer, this app can arm the sales person with the right information they need to optimize the sales cycle.
- Kony Mobile Service Solution – Empowers field technicians to better serve customers. Kony Field Services solution integrates with existing ERP systems for a business process-optimized experience across all mobile devices, including phones and tablets. With this solution, field services staff is equipped with the right info and tools to resolve customer issues and efficiently complete the job.
- Kony Mobile Retail Banking Solution – A personalized financial management solution that enables users to perform all of today’s essential banking functions on any mobile device. This secure banking mobile app solution delivers a unified and personalized app experience for customers to conveniently meet their banking needs anytime and anywhere.
- Kony Mobile Healthcare Solution – An application that enables members manage their healthcare needs such as shop for new plans, manage their existing plans and benefits, refill prescriptions, research providers, and more from any digital channel – smartphones, tablets or desktop.
For two years in a row (2013 and 2014), industry analyst firm Gartner placed Kony in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms. Kony also received the highest scores in 3 out of 4 use cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Mobile Application Development Platforms report. In addition, Kony was recognized as “One of the Best Platform Solutions for the Enterprise” amongst Mobile Application Development Platform providers: Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Mobile App Development Platform Solution, 2015-16.