Why A Firm Prioritized Mobile Apps for Employees, Not Its Shoppers

Family Dollar’s initiative is saving time and money for its managers, who have better access to performance metrics. That’s why more companies are putting mobile process, not commerce first.

These days, it’s difficult to find an organization that isn’t investing in a mobile initiative. Most businesses currently support an average of three to five projects, but the number of enterprise applications optimized for on-the-go access could quadruple by 2016, according to some market projections. What’s more, within two years, at least 25% of corporate software development budgets will be dedicated to mobility. This despite the dearth of on-staff mobile experts one is apt to find within many Fortune 500 companies.

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