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Mobile application development has become a top concern for enterprises and their CIOs. According to Gartner’s 2012 CIO Survey, 61% of respondents plan to enhance their mobility capability during the next three years, and 48% believe they will become leaders in their industries by fully adopting innovative mobility solutions. Gartner further states “increasingly, enterprises are looking for a single MADP that can address most, if not all, of their future projects across all scenarios and meet requirements for B2C, B2B and B2E projects.”

“The world’s largest enterprises partner with Kony to build, deploy and manage mobile applications that work elegantly across multiple devices and channels both as native and web apps. The complexity of development and deployment, security and management of applications in the lifecycle across various endpoints and the constantly evolving mobile landscape are big enterprise concerns, as well as the wave of demand for BYOD,” said Raj Koneru, Kony’s CEO. “The new technologies and solutions we’re announcing today will help enterprises stay ahead of the technology curve with multi-channel development and deployment while using the KonyOne standards-based and open platform in addition to immediately implementing BYOD with enhanced security and management capabilities. The next technology wave of multi-channel development enables enterprises to be nimble and deploy any application—native & web across all endpoints—mobile, tablet, web and desktop, enabling them to significantly leapfrog the competition.”

Today’s announcements include:

* Kony Mobile App Manager, a versatile mobile application management (MAM) offering that eases the IT management workload and improves security for B2E deployments. Kony’s MAM allows enterprises to build, deploy and manage the full range of mobile applications, including pre-packaged apps, customized or third-party apps.

* Enhancements to the company’s flagship KonyOne(TM)Platform, including support for JavaScript as a scripting language and enhanced ability to import and use any third-party libraries or components.

* Six new pre-packaged and customizable mobile business applications for quick deployment, such as Mobile HR, Mobile CRM, Mobile Field Service and Mobile Asset Management.

* Kony Sync and Enterprise Connectors, to enable connectivity into proprietary ERP or CRM systems as well enabling offline and sync functionality to manage field level data and integrate back to host systems.

Each of the new solutions leverages Kony’s open, standards-based architecture to enable multi-channel application development, deployment and management across all devices, channels, and deployment modes, including HTML5 mobile web, native, hybrid and mixed-mode.

Kony Mobile App Manager

The Kony Mobile App Manager enables application administrators to provision, update, manage and analyze mobile applications across the full range of devices and channels enterprises need to support. It delivers unprecedented flexibility and control for managing business operations across mobile devices, with features including policy management, user authentication and identification, mobile device management (MDM), and a centralized, Web-based console for policy management, security binding, analysis and auditing.

New KonyOne 5.0

The KonyOne Platform has been extended to offer full JavaScript scripting support for building HTML5, native, hybrid, and mixed-mode apps with a single code base across the company’s support of all smartphones, feature phones, kiosks and tablets, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone devices. The platform also provides enhanced support for third-party libraries and widgets, including HTML5 libraries like JQuery and Sencha, which can be integrated into Kony apps during application development. KonyOne Platform customers can also build full featured, Single Page Application (SPA) based mobile/Tablet/Desktop Web applications using the same single platform and codebase.

Kony Sync and Enterprise Connectors

The company’s new Kony Sync platform component delivers full bi-directional synchronization to enable offline applications and to ensure data integrity in synchronized applications. New enterprise connectors including SAP ERP & CRM, Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle Siebel, and Microsoft SharePoint, enable businesses to push back-office functionality to mobile devices for enhanced employee productivity and effectiveness.

New B2E Mobile Apps

Kony is introducing six pre-built mobile applications, including Mobile CRM, Mobile HR, Mobile Field Service, Mobile EAM (Enterprise Asset Management), Mobile Insurance Agent, and Mobile Financial Advisor. For more information on Kony’s new B2E applications, visit http://www.konysolutions.com/industry-solutions.

About Kony Solutions

Kony is the industry’s leading multi-channel application development platform and business applications provider. Kony’s customers include more than 70 Fortune 500 companies, the largest global bank, and many of the U.S.‘s largest airlines, automotive and insurance companies. Kony customers have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenues from such innovations as mobile ticketing and reservations (hospitality), mobile remote deposit capture (banking), and mobile claims processing (insurance).

Kony completed another record fiscal year in FY 2012 (ended March 31, 2012), growing more than 200% in bookings and adding more than 30 new global 2,000 customers.

Kony enables companies to deliver innovative mobile solutions on every mobile device. Leveraging the KonyOne Platform, an application is defined just once, and can be deployed across more than 10,000 devices, seven operating systems and multiple channels, including HTML5 and mobile web, hybrid, native, mixed-mode, kiosks, desktop and tablet applications. The KonyOne Platform provides a universal framework that ensures the best user experience by optimizing all native capabilities for each device operating system and browser. Given the market’s rapid rate of device and platform upgrades, Kony future proofs applications against OS and browser updates, providing SLAs that guarantee timely support of the newest operating systems and devices. Leading global brands have built mobile applications with KonyOne, including Huntington National Bank, Hyatt, Toyota and Capital One.

In 2012 Kony was positioned as a “Visionary” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP) report. Kony has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor, a ‘Most Innovative Company of the Year’ by the American Business Awards and was chosen as one of Fast Company’s 100 innovative Apple-affiliated achievers.

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