Industry-leading Kony Mobile Application Platform Enables Faster Route to Tailored Mobile Solutions
NORDERSTEDT, Germany & ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 1, 2015–
When it comes to mobile business solutions, Lufthansa Industry Solutions will be collaborating in the future with Kony Inc., one of the leading providers of enterprise mobility solutions. Starting now, the wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa AG will use Kony’s mobile application development platform for the conception, development and management of mobile enterprise applications. From app templates to micro apps, the IT service provider will be making use of the entire range of technologies and tools offered by Kony and tailoring them to meet the specific needs of customers.
“Lufthansa Industry Solutions helps companies from SMEs to DAX corporations digitize and automate their business processes. The field of mobile enterprises plays a decisive role here. Thanks to the collaboration with Kony, we will be able to offer our customers an even broader portfolio of mobile solutions tailored to their needs,” explains Bernhard Kube, vice president of Technology Consulting at Lufthansa Industry Solutions.
According to Gartner and IDC, most of the world’s more than seven billion people will be using mobile devices by 2020. In view of this, it is becoming increasingly important to a company’s competitiveness to enable their specialized staff to access data and applications independently of any place or time, and on any device they choose to use.
“The demand for mobile applications is rapidly increasing as enterprises realize the power of mobility to drive business process innovation,” said Jonathan Best, vice president of Europe and Africa, Kony, Inc. “No one in the industry provides the breadth of capability across all enterprise mobility lifecycle phases. We are excited to partner with Lufthansa Industry Solutions to deliver our full development lifecycle solutions to help customers streamline their business workflows, accelerate development timeframes and lower total costs of ownership.”
The trend known as BYOD or “bring your own device”, whereby employees use their own mobile devices on the job, is posing great challenges to IT departments. Especially when they are faced with developing and implementing applications for a number of different devices to ensuring secure operations. The Kony mobile application development platform enables users to develop applications based on a single software code to be designed for various devices. This allows companies to develop tailored applications more quickly and efficiently, which reduces costs and speeds time to market.
“Apps that run on every mobile terminal device and operating systems combine the best of two worlds: for one thing, time-tested methods, features and interfaces that enable a quick start, and for another, configuration options that let users adapt the apps to their particular needs,” explains Kube.
About Lufthansa Industry Solutions
Lufthansa Industry Solutions is an IT service provider for process consulting and system integration. This wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Group helps its customers with the digital transformation of their companies. Its customer base includes both Lufthansa Group companies and more than 150 companies in various industries. Lufthansa Industry Solutions emerged from Lufthansa Systems AG on April 1, 2015. This Norderstedt-based company employs around 1,000 members of staff at several branch offices in Germany, Switzerland and the USA.
About Kony Inc.,
Kony is the fastest growing, cloud-based enterprise mobility solutions company and an industry leader among mobile application development platform (MADP) providers. Kony empowers organizations to compete in mobile time by rapidly delivering ready-to-run, multi-edge mobile apps across the broadest array of devices and systems, today and in the future, with a lower total cost of ownership. Kony’s industry-leading solutions enables organizations to design, build, configure and manage mobile apps to empower and better engage with customers, partners and employees. Kony was named the first place winner in CTIA’s MobITs Awards in the Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms category and included on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America.
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.
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