We are now living in a world where technology, especially mobile technology, has fundamentally changed the way people live, entertain themselves, work, and conduct businesses.
It seems as if there is now an app for every aspect of our lives. Aside from the personal impact of mobile apps, this technology is having a massive effect on the way businesses are managed and operated. Apps designed for and used primarily in a commercial business environment are referred to as enterprise mobile apps.
Some of the most valuable enterprise mobile apps developed recently have been in the following fields: inventory and logistics control, procurement control and planning (especially relating to tail spend management), procurement spend analytics, and customer sentiment analytics.
When you consider that an average smartphone user looks at their device over 150 times a day, it is no surprise that these enterprise apps are making it far easier for business owners and managers to keep up-to-date in real time with what is happening in their business, run their business and get faster and more accurate feedback on their actions.
Depending on the business structure and the technological solutions used, it is even possible for some people to run portions of their business (or even the whole business), from a mobile device like a smartphone or tablet.
In the years ahead, this type of situation will likely become commonplace as managers and employees become more mobile. We can never be sure exactly what the future will hold for us, but it is a fairly safe assumption that enterprise mobile apps will play a significant role in business development over the next few years.