Mobility Markets – Select Verticals and Functions

Various industry verticals have embraced enterprise mobility and many other are continuing their pursuit of mobility with planned deployments in a phased manner. Some common examples of enterprise mobility in vertical markets:

Information Technology

Smartphones help network and systems administrators to monitor the infrastructure that supports the organization’s 24/7 websites and services. The database administrators can monitor system and service performance in real-time.


If plant personnel have mobile access to the inventory database, they can immediately determine whether or not a broken component is available, and place an order for immediate purchase if it is not available. This prevents lag time and ensures smooth flow of processes. Further, RFID tags on the spare parts allow them to not only verify availability but also to determine the exact location of the component or spare part.

Supply Chain

Even complicated interactions in supply chain and logistics such as ordering parts, approving discounts, negotiating contracts, obtaining status reports and more can be mobile-enabled. Multiple interactions by different departments across all partners in the chain can be integrated with simplified workflow processes on smart mobile devices.


Mobile point-of-sale (m-POS) applications allow sales personnel to provide superior customer service. Using mobile applications, they can look into the inventory for stocks, show images of different varieties of products and even handle order placements – all using handheld devices.

Human Resource

Employees can fill out and submit time sheets, expense reimbursement requests and vacation requests from their mobile devices, and managers can provide approvals using these wireless devices.


Savvy marketers can engage in permission marketing, personalized marketing and mass customization of retail offerings especially in high value purchases and brand enhancing services.


Real-time information from ERP and CRM, supply chain and inventory systems on mobile devices allow for quick sales, customer delight and higher margins.

Customer Support

Trouble tickets and service orders can be automated and quickly responded to with the use of mobile devices. Support personnel can be enabled with updated information so they can offer services that are in the best interest of the customers. On the spot service provisioning will reduce overheads and improve customer trust.


Other verticals and functions that can benefit from enterprise mobility include Automotive, Banking, Education, Energy, Oil and Gas, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Finance, Food and Beverage, Government, Healthcare, Insurance, Media, Real Estate, Telecommunications and Transportation. Karya provides the mobility solutions for all the above vericals and functions.

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Embracing Enterprise Mobility

Enterprise mobility is a strategic tool that accrues business values across functions. Although enterprises like to function on the go, there are a variety of complexities involved in the mobile ecosystem and this perceived complex nature of mobile platforms, technologies and deployment options may deter enterprises from full scale adaption of mobile-enabling services.

Some of the factors that may act as deterrents are:

  • Multiple backend systems, legacy solutions and new generation of services
  • A growing number of disparate mobile platforms – Symbian, Palm, BlackBerry, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile
  • Myriad devices and system software iterations that create a dilemma that can stump even veterans in technology selection and management
  • Diverse cellular standards to deal with – GSM, CDMA, WiFi, WiMax, 4G and other promising technologies

However, what enterprises have come to realize is that all this diversity is here to stay. In order to trace the continued growth trajectory, enterprises need to adapt and allow mobility.

The following was the forecast by IDC back in 2007 that projected the mobile professionals at about quarter of a billion by 2011.


Although enterprises cannot change the current mobile world complexity, they can simplify it for their enterprise by building a robust enterprise mobile architecture that plays along with this kind of heterogeneity.

An enterprise mobile platform that can handle different backend systems, mobile devices and infrastructure is the need of the hour. Such a platform offers tools for rapid deployment of applications and services across mobile platforms and networks, synchronizes data transparently, and brings in web services (cloud access, storage and sync) for universal accessibility.

This is not a distant dream but a reality that delivers key enterprise management and security components surpassing the expectations of IT managers and mobile end-users. Karya offers ready to deploy and custom-built enterprise mobility solutions specific to industry verticals.


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Enterprise On-The-Go

Gone are the days when things were tied to the desktop and mobility meant lugging around laptop for managing enterprise functions. Today’s enterprise works with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, and they are not restricted to just communication and collaboration but literally help in running the enterprise efficiently and effectively. In short, enterprise mobility has come of age and is mature enough to handle enterprise of any size, industry or country.

Over the next few weeks, this blog will address this subject. We analyze why enterprises need to focus on mobile platform, bring enterprise applications and services to smart devices and deploy strategic solutions specific to the enterprise.

It also gives insight into:

  • Past difficulties across technology
  • Supplier deployment and customer adoption
  • How the next generation of mobile enterprise platform is a game changer.

This blog will discuss how Karya’s proven solutions can help enterprises go to that next level in their mobile-enabling endeavors. Partnering with Karya for enterprise mobility sets your enterprise on the move.

The key to successfully mobile -enable an enterprise involves:

  • Consideration of current and planned IT infrastructure
  • Consideration of new functions and intelligence
  • Identification of critical areas that can make or break mobile deployment
  • Harnessing the power of mobile systems
  • Cloud computing
  • Securing the system for compliance and confidentiality

Karya offers end to end solutions in this direction for successfully mobile-enabling your enterprise.

Understanding Enterprise Mobility

Enterprise mobility is capturing, processing and managing enterprise data on the move. It involves collection of data, synchronization with the enterprise servers (including cloud storage systems), and instant analysis (which requires significant processing either on the server or on the mobile device) for delivery of rich and relevant information – all from the point of activity in real-time.

Enterprise mobility focuses on empowering the mobile workforce by providing them with relevant information, regardless of time or location, in order to take strategic decisions that can add value to the enterprise in today’s highly competitive global market.

The Need for Enterprise Mobility

Enterprise mobility is required for securely capturing and sharing of enterprise information outside the boundaries (firewall) of an enterprise. It helps enterprises to provide on-demand services and solutions via a wide variety of applications on different types of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Enterprise mobility can save costs, enhance responsiveness, improve effectiveness and boost overall productivity of the enterprise. It leverages the capabilities of smart devices and communication technology infrastructure to provide meaningful information for enterprise managers and customers, at the tip of their fingers.

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