SOURCE: Exicon

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October 23, 2015 09:00 ET

Kony and Exicon Team to Help Businesses Accelerate Mobile Adoption

Two Mobile Leaders Establish Global Partnership to Equip Enterprises and SMBs to Develop and Deliver Mobile Apps -- From Ideation Through Commercialization

HONG KONG, CHINA and AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2015) -  Exicon Ltd., and Kony, Inc., have forged a broad new partnership aimed at helping customers accelerate their transition to mobile by providing a "plug and play" mobile app solution. Exicon and Kony will work together to provide companies with mobile workflows, tools, and utilities that rapidly reduces their time-to-market, while allowing organizations to establish better relationships with their users through mobile.

Commenting on the new partnership, Exicon CEO and co-founder Stefan Rust said, "Enterprise apps are about productivity. As a result they are not focused on downloads but more importantly engagement is what matters for companies. With this partnership, our customers and businesses can now focus on building great apps that users want to engage with multiple times a day." 

Exicon estimates that corporations and governments will be investing approximately $160 billion this year to become more mobile-centric organizations. These dollars will flow into tools, software licenses, app development, hosting, advertising, and app management. According to Forrester Research, $14 billion will be specifically dedicated to mobile applications developed by third-party application development specialists.

"Industry research firm IDC is projecting that over a 1 billion smartphones will be shipped by 2018, and this year alone, they expect mobile commerce spending to be $25 billion," said Dave Shirk, president of Products and Marketing, Kony, Inc. "With this explosive growth and mobile adoption, many companies have placed Mobile as a top priority for their business. By joining forces, Kony and Exicon can help organizations quickly adopt mobility and rapidly deliver mobile solutions for their customers, partners and employees."

Les Russell, global head of Kony's partner organization, noted, "Exicon brings a great single window service for mobile relationship management together with a powerful network of thousands of qualified mobile app development companies. Paired with Kony's award-winning suite of tools, the partnership offers customers a complimentary end to end offering for the mobile ecosystem, serving the needs of marketing, business and technology groups ensuring security, branding and speed."

Exicon and Kony will host a series of seminars and workshops focused on specific sectors and customer groups. The first seminars will take place in early October across Asia and the EMEA region, with a focus on serving CMOs, CDOs, and CIOs in the financial services sector. Kony and Exicon will help align enterprise customers at the beginning of their mobile journeys as they transition from web-based business models to mobile-based business models.

Exicon has recently released major updates to its AppBoard, allowing customers to distribute mobile apps to dozens of the top app stores worldwide, derive deep competitive insights, together with functionality to easily price budgets for app development projects.

Kony recently announced a major expansion of its Asia operation, where they are seeing explosive growth in enterprise mobility. The company also announced last month that it had been named as a "Leader" for the third year running by Gartner in the July 23, 2015 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP). In addition, Kony was named a "Leader" and received the highest score in the current offering category in Mobile Infrastructure Services by independent research firm Forrester Research, in The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Infrastructure Services, Q3 2015 report.

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About Exicon
Exicon is a leading Mobile Relationship Management software and services company. The platform is designed to help companies easily manage all the components that go into building, promoting, and measuring mobile apps -- all from one dashboard. Customers include some of the world's top brands, enterprises, and manufacturers. Additionally, the Exicon developer network extends to 3,000+ qualified mobile app development companies around the world, with transaction values exceeding $400M in application development over the past 7 years. Exicon is a Red Herring 100 Global tech company, and has been identified as a candidate as a Gartner "Cool Company" for 2016. The Exicon AppBoard is a SaaS based software application, which allows customers to manage their mobile app portfolios from a single screen. Exicon has over 2,000 customers for the AppBoard platform, including both small customers (2 or 3 apps under management) and large enterprises. Exicon's largest customer manages nearly 400 mobile apps on the Exicon platform, known as the "AppBoard."

About Kony Inc.
Kony is the fastest growing, cloud-based enterprise mobility solutions company and an industry leader among mobile application development platform (MADP) providers. Kony empowers organizations to compete in mobile time by rapidly delivering, ready-to-run, multi-edge mobile apps across the broadest array of devices and systems, today and in the future, with a lower total cost of ownership. Kony's cross-platform solution helps organizations design, build, configure and manage mobile apps to empower and better engage with customers, partners and employees. As the largest provider focused purely on cross-platform enterprise mobility solutions, Kony serves more than 25 million mobile app users worldwide every day and manages more than 1.4 billion user sessions annually.

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