The consumerization of enterprise applications is a strong trend on the hi-tech market. After years of pushing hardly usable apps on innocent corporate employees, the tech world finally realised that the users of enterprise products are… human beings. And, like every human being, they enjoy well designed products (well to be honest, I guess enjoyment wasn’t as decisive a factor here as the opportunity to save some money, but anyway…).
In 2013 the consumerization of enterprises trend reached mobile apps. Since the industry agreed that corporate workers are people… it just couldn’t miss the fact that human beings love their smartphones and tablets. What is even more important, smartphones and tablets can make people very productive.
This thesis led to the creation of dozens of enterprise mobile apps. We’ve chosen 10 well designed apps to illustrate the basis for our prediction for 2014 – enterprise mobile apps will go wild.
Box (iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry)
Yammer (iOS, Android, Windows)
Desk (iOS, Android)
Weave by Intuit (iOS)
Quickbooks (iOS, Android)
Base (iOS, Android, Windows)
Hubspot (iOS, Android)
Podio (iOS, Android)
GoToMeeting (iOS, Android)