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Global Energy leader, ENGIE, Selects Mobile-leader Kony to Accelerate its Digital Transformation
Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced that it has been selected by ENGIE to participate in its innovative Digital Factory to accelerate the delivery of mobile applications for its customers, partners and employees, in France and globally, as part of the company’s new three-year Transformation Plan.
ENGIE (known as GDF SUEZ prior to April 2015) is a French multinational energy utility company, headquartered in La Défense, Courbevoie, France. ENGIE employs around 155,000 people worldwide and operates in 70 countries. Impressed by Kony’s ability to quickly design, build and deploy secure, enterprise-grade mobile apps across multiple devices and operating systems, ENGIE chose Kony’s Mobility Platform and solutions for its enterprise-wide Digital Transformation initiative. As part of ENGIE’s new Digital Factory, Kony will help the Group build several consumer-facing and employee productivity mobile apps.
“The global partnership between ENGIE and Kony was born from a desire to support our Digital Transformation initiative through new value-added services,” said Isabelle Kocher, CEO, ENGIE. “It also aims to enhance the digital skills of ENGIE’s teams and enable us to meet the needs of our business units to accelerate the time to market of mobile application projects for customers, partners and employees.”
By fully adopting enterprise mobility across their organisation, ENGIE is focused on achieving the company’s business objectives of driving significant improvements in customer satisfaction, increasing market share and lowering costs through faster mobile application development cycles through the newly launched Digital Factory.
“Digital will transform virtually all industries, companies, and geographies,” said Thomas E. Hogan, chairman and CEO, Kony, Inc.” “It will transcend and shape value, service levels, quality, and the customer experience. Companies will either lead, become a fast-follower, or perish. Fortunately for ENGIE and its customers, Isabelle Kocher has elected to assert ENGIE as a digital innovator and leader in the new energy world. Kony is thrilled to partner with this visionary leader and an iconic brand, and to leverage our market leading mobility solutions in their digital journey.”
Kony customers include top global energy companies, banks, healthcare payers and providers, automotive, manufacturing, travel, hospitality and retail organisations, as well as a large global network of more than 150 partners.
The Kony Mobility Platform is an open and standards-based, integrated platform for mobile app development and beyond. It supports the entire application software development lifecycle (SDLC) and operations (DevOps) lifecycle, empowering enterprises to quickly design, build, deploy, and manage multi-edge app experiences. This full DevOps solution encompasses unique app UI design and development tools (Kony Visualizer), powered by Kony’s mobile backend-as-a-service (MBaaS) and backend application development offering (Kony MobileFabric), as well as testing and analytics. It extends fully to the end user through the addition of Kony Apps, which allow customers to deliver secure, enterprise-grade mobile apps faster to market. Leading enterprises worldwide rely on Kony to:
Deliver a full enterprise lifecycle and multi-channel mobile solution for advanced low code and unique visual design environment
Provide unparalleled service level agreements guaranteeing support for new devices and operating systems
Enable strong integration capabilities supporting a range of complex enterprise applications
Kony was recently named a “Leader” for the fourth consecutive year, and positioned furthest for Completeness of Vision Overall and Advancement for Ability to Execute in the Leaders Quadrant, in the Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP) report. In addition, Kony was named a “Leader” and earned the highest score in the current offering category in Mobile Infrastructure Services by independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc., according to The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Infrastructure Services report.
ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).
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