Businesses Must Strive to Meet User and Employee Needs When Developing Mobile Apps
Mobile technology dominates both personal and business communications as well as productivity. There is no question that enterprise mobility solutions are key for successful businesses.
Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs increase productivity since most people use their phones throughout the day and into the evening. When employees complete work at home this flexibility improves productivity since work tasks aren’t left at the office at the end of the work day.
More businesses are catching on to the benefits of enterprise mobility solutions. They must employ a strategy to get the most out of their mobility services. One key factor to have in mind is user-friendliness. The more a business tailors apps to user needs, the more likely users will use the app and in the end, be more productive.
In an article on the predictions for enterprise mobility solutions for 2017, user-friendliness is the most critical aspect for users and employees. To make sure an app is user-friendly the business should treat the app like a product. In this way the app gets developed to meet customer (user and employee) needs.
Successful User-Friendly Mobility
The following suggestions ensure user-friendliness for apps:
- Interview employees to get a clear understanding of their needs;
- Monitor process flows;
- Create a minimum viable product (MVP);
- Review the mobile apps;
- Continue to develop the apps;
- Manage the apps throughout development;
- Meet the needs of a growing business with continuous development;
- Continuously meet user and employee needs; and,
- Prepare for developments in technology and introduce them to enterprise mobility solutions in order to keep up with expectations.
Most successful apps are created by businesses who learn how employees use their devices and spend time on continuous app development. By treating apps like products and employees like customers, app development becomes an asset not a project. Enterprise mobility solutions are integral to the success of businesses. Businesses must devote resources to their IT department to ensure continuous user-friendliness for optimal productivity in the workplace.