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Kony Announces the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Portfolio for Building and Managing Mobile Applications for Employees, Partners and Consumers

New Offerings Will Allow Enterprises to Manage the Entire Multichannel App Lifecycle, from Development and Deployment to Support and Analytics
ORLANDO – June 13, 2012 – Kony Solutions, Inc., the leading mobile application development platform (MADP) provider, today began a multi-phase rollout of offerings that will allow enterprises to leverage a multichannel development platform to grow their businesses, enhance agility and streamline processes, reduce IT costs, drive customer loyalty and keep ahead of the evolving demands of the mobile marketplace.
 
Kony’s new open and industry-standard offerings will allow businesses to enhance and extend their mobile application development and management capabilities across business-to-employee (B2E), business-to-business (B2B), and business-consumer (B2C) environments. With these introductions, Kony is offering the industry’s most unified development platform that can build, deploy and manage almost any Web application to run on mobile browsers and desktop web.
 
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 andB2E projects.”
 
“The world’s largest enterprises partner with Kony to build, deploy and manage mobile applications that work elegantly on browsers across multiple devices and channels. Complexity, security, management and the constantly evolving mobile landscape are big concerns, as well as the wave of demand for BYOD,” said Raj Koneru, Kony CEO. “The new solutions we’re announcing today will help enterprises stay ahead of the technology curve and achieve their mobility goals on both the B2E and B2C sides. With these new offerings, Kony is leapfrogging legacy and niche competitors and reinforcing our leadership in open and standards-based mobility, from any backend system to any endpoint, across any deployment mode.”
 
Today’s announcements include:
 
* Kony Mobile App Manager, a unique mobile application management (MAM) offering that will ease the IT management workload and improve security and privacy for B2E deployments. Kony’s MAM allows enterprises to build, deploy and manage the full range of applications, including pre-packaged apps, customized or third-party apps
 
* Enhancements to the company’s flagship KonyOne™Platform, including support for JavaScript and third-party libraries
 
* Six new pre-packaged and customizable mobile applications for quickdeployment, such as Mobile HR, Mobile CRM, and Mobile Field Service
 
* Kony Sync Server and Enterprise Connectors, to enable off-line applications for B2E deployments and push back-office functionality to mobile devices
 
Each of the new solutions leverage Kony’s open, standards-based architecture to enable mobile 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 injection, security binding, analysis and auditing.
 
Support for JavaScript and Third Party Libraries
The KonyOne Platform has been extended to offer full JavaScript support for building HTML5, native, hybrid, and mixed-mode apps across the company’s library of over 10,000 smartphones, feature phones, kiosks and tablets, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone devices. The platform also supports third-party libraries and widgets, including JQuery and Sencha libraries, which can be integrated into Kony apps during application development. KonyOne Platform customers can also build full featured, Single Page Application (SPA) based desktop Web applications using the same single platform and codebase.
 
Kony Sync Server and Enterprise Connectors
The company’s new Sync Server 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 businessesto 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, includingMobile 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 <hyperlink to apps web page>
 
For more information about Kony’s new offerings, visit <hyperlink to MAM web page>
 
About Kony Solutions
Kony is the industry’s leading mobile application development platform(MADP) provider, with more than 70 of the Fortune 500 among its 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.
 
For more information, please visit www.kony.com. Connect with Kony on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
 
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