February 14, 2018

Enterprise Mobility in India Is Poised To Grow At 2x Rate

Gone are the days when employees would work their shifts from office desktops provided by the employer. with the smartphone era offering any number of apps focusing on enterprise mobility, employees can work remotely with full capabilities.

“Enterprise Mobility in India is poised to grow at 2x rate. We have just scratched the surface for apps and growing investments indicate that productivity enhancements for business apps are making sense for businesses and they need more,” says Jinen Dedhia, co-founder of DronaHQ.

About DronaHQ

Founded in 2007, DronaHQ is an advanced and comprehensive mobile application platform used by enterprises to quickly and efficiently develop, connect, run and manage modern micro apps over smartphones, desktops, browsers and smart devices.

It helps build apps faster and at lower costs while improving usage. Being industry agnostic, DronaHQ can be used to create business apps for any workflow, process, role, department or industry.

For example, CIO teams can build right infrastructure and system for Digital Transformation and business units can quickly release new apps leveraging existing legacy systems. DronaHQ allows developers with web skills alone to build robust, future-proof, cross-platform apps at scale. Users can access all the enterprise apps from a single app, solving discoverability, upgrade, log-in challenges.

The company is ISO 27001:2017 & SOC Type II certified with operations in Mumbai, Bangalore and New York and works with over 10 SI partners. DronaHQ has over 300,000 users across 100+ enterprise customers with more than 400 different types of apps built for various customers in BFSI, Pharma, ITeS, Energy, Pharma, FMCG, etc., for various functions such as approvals, punching order, calculators, reports and more.

Business results include:

  • productivity gains,
  • user adoption increase by more than 50%,
  • reduced development to deployment time by ~65%, and
  • cost saving and ROI of 45-60%.

The Present & The Future

Apps have so far been touch-enabled. The demand for conversational & wearable apps is expected to see a surge in future. Advanced mobile user experience design, augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) and new networking standards are new transformational technologies as per Gartner’s prediction for Enterprise Mobility.

“In context to business applications, we don’t see AR & VR going mainstream as yet. There are a few application areas best suited for AR, VR & MR, however, we will not see major outcomes of any successful PoCs until 2020,” shares Jinen.

In the above-mentioned Gartner report, the use of analytics to understand user behaviour and determine new feature functionality was stated as a factor in growing in business-to-employee (B2E) applications. Internet of Things (IoT) protocol is also being embedded in traditional mobile application development platforms.

Experience and expertise

DronaHQ, the full stack enterprise mobility player, has already been a platform of choice for some very large mobility programmes. The company is continuing its path to consolidate enterprise enablement and augment capabilities to meet future needs of enterprises.

As a product, the team is working in the direction of making it simple, like a 3D printer where you put in the requirement designs and get an object, to produce full-fledged apps as output served on a single container for a user.

Given that they are a product focussed company their aim is to create a new market category and being a market leader is the path they are pursuing. “We would also like to provide their shareholders with the hockey stick returns that they deserve,” says Jinen.

The team at DronaHQ believes enterprise mobility programmes will continue to emerge and become a powerful market in themselves as they aim to be at the forefront of this wave where enterprise mobility category transitions to mainstream to become a very significant category.

Jinen adds that as RMADP stays the course to go mainstream, DronaHQ will continue its global positioning to be a significant market leader to provide app development tools and build an ecosystem where partners can leverage their deployments.


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