Businesses develop enterprise-grade solutions and applications to help with completion of simple to complex tasks, and enhance service delivery. A good example would be an accounting software that simplifies transactions or a custom CRM that enables customers to initiate interactions or schedule meetings.
There’s an increasing demand for such enterprise applications as customers increasingly prefer to do their shopping conveniently online. Despite this swelling demand, Gartner revealed in a 2017 survey that a huge number of enterprises globally have not built, customized or virtualized any mobile apps in an entire duration of 12 months. Evidence suggests that enterprises are generally slow in developing needed apps and solutions, other than just mobile apps.
This problem is largely attributed to a lack of essential resources including finances, skills and time as most employees operate within rigid working hours – even as trend sows that most app development projects end up costing less than expected. Some enterprises also fail to pace up their app development initiatives for lack of clear ROI justification or visible direct business benefits.
Adopting an agile approach in project management, as do many of today’s smart software organizations, can help project managers hit key milestones in app development much faster. Alternatively, enterprises that are struggling with app development can turn to existing Software as a service (SaaS) applications as a way to respond to their growing app needs.