Schneider Electric Chooses Kinvey as the Foundation for their Enterprise Mobility Innovation Platform

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Enables energy management use cases and increases developer productivity for Schneider Electric’s 4000 developers; provides global platform for mobile, tablet, and Internet of Things apps

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Schneider Electric selected Kinvey to be the heart of the company’s new mobile platform, which is fueling innovation, improving efficiency, and reducing time-to-market, while enabling a consistent user experience.

Mobile apps are transforming the energy industry today. That’s why Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has selected Kinvey (http://www.kinvey.com), the leading enterprise Backend as a Service (BaaS) platform, as their enterprise mobility backend for the company.

Schneider Electric delivers products for over 50 different energy-related markets with operations in more than 100 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The company focuses on providing integrated energy management solutions that are safe, reliable, efficient, productive, and green.

Driving innovation
Senior leaders recognized the importance of driving product innovation by leveraging mobile, Web, and the Internet of Things across their business to better serve their customers. Schneider Electric is building apps for both commercial and consumer markets to drive new revenue opportunities, reduce costs, and improve customer satisfaction. Schneider Electric selected Kinvey to be the heart of the company’s new mobile platform, which is fueling innovation, improving efficiency, and reducing time-to-market, while enabling a consistent user experience.

“Product innovation and a consistent customer experience are important to us, and harnessing the power of mobile gives us a competitive advantage,” said Ken Carroll, vice president software platforms, Schneider Electric. “Kinvey makes it simple with no IT overhead. Decoupling the user interface from the backend allows our developers to focus on our products and not worry about building or maintaining the backend platform.”

Enterprise mobility best practices
Schneider Electric has taken a best practices approach to developing mobile apps. Pre-built integrations with Schneider Electric backend systems and third party services, including Box™ cloud storage, streamlines the app development process, ultimately increasing efficiency and reducing costs. They have also created corporate standards for consistency and a full developer tool chain, including pre-built UI components and a hybrid app SDK enabling their web developers to easily become mobile developers.

A winning combination
Working with Schneider Electric, Kinvey determined that the Dedicated Kinvey deployment model would be the most effective. It provides Schneider Electric with a worldwide, dedicated instance of Kinvey in data centers in North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific.

“We are very excited to be supporting Schneider Electric’s enterprise mobility initiatives on our BaaS platform,” said Sravish Sridhar, CEO, Kinvey. “Kinvey empowers their lines of business to deliver apps for building management systems, internal manufacturing optimization and any other B2B, B2C, and B2E use case they need to fuel their business.”

To learn more about how Schneider Electric uses Kinvey to create an enterprise mobility backbone, download the case study here.

About Kinvey
Kinvey helps enterprises, agencies, and developers launch successful and engaging apps with the leading enterprise Backend as a Service (BaaS) platform. Kinvey provides comprehensive support for native, hybrid, and mobile Web applications and delivers out of the box enterprise capabilities including identity management, integration with enterprise data sources, a data store and file store for new mobile data, the ability to run customized business logic, and a rich set of mobile engagement services. Kinvey runs in a multi-tenant cloud or in a dedicated public or private cloud. On average, Kinvey customers launch apps twice as fast and at half the cost as traditional methods. For more information, visit http://www.kinvey.com.

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