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Kony Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms

Kony Recognized for the Second Year for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute Amongst Enterprise Mobile Application Development Platform Providers

Orlando, FL – September 5, 2014 - Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced that it has been named as a “Leader” and strong advancements in vision and execution by Gartner in the September 2, 2014 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP). This is the second consecutive year that Kony has been recognized as a “Leader” amongst mobile application development platform providers. As the largest provider focused purely on enterprise mobility solutions, Kony serves more than 20 million mobile app users worldwide every day and manages more than a billion user sessions annually.

“The mobile revolution is underway and the rate of change in business environments is accelerating,” said Thomas E. Hogan, chief executive officer, Kony, Inc. “Enterprise mobility is about more than delivering old legacy apps to new devices. It is now about enabling a whole new set of capabilities and business process innovation. We believe the recognition of Kony as an industry leader in the MADP Magic Quadrant by Gartner is a testament to our relentless focus on delivering innovative mobile solutions to help customers transform their businesses.”

According to Gartner, Leaders in this Magic Quadrant “must represent a strong combination of Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. In the MADP sector, this means that Leaders not only are good at cross-platform development, deployment and management across the full life cycle, but also have a good vision of the multichannel enterprise, support for multiple architectures and standards, a solid understanding of IT requirements, and scalable channels and partnerships. Leaders must provide platforms that are easy to purchase, program, deploy and upgrade, and which can connect to a range of back-end and cloud services, from the same vendor as well as third parties.”

Kony offers a rich set of mobile solutions across the full Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), empowering businesses to define, design, develop, deploy, and manage multi-edge mobile applications from a single codebase. With Kony, customers can rapidly deliver innovative mobile applications with stunning experiences to drive user adoption. Kony also offers ready-to-run business mobile apps to better engage with customers and help increase employee productivity, by enabling them to have access to company systems and information through their mobile devices. Leading enterprises worldwide rely on Kony to:

  • Deliver a full enterprise lifecycle and multi-channel enablement
  • Provide unparalleled service level agreements guaranteeing support for new devices and operating systems
  • Enable strong integration capabilities supporting a range of complex enterprise applications

Enterprise mobility is radically changing the landscape of business and the way we live. Gartner has predicted that by 2017, “Digital business incompetence will cause 25 percent of businesses to lose their market position by 2017”.[1]Enterprise mobility is at the very core of this digital transformation. With hundreds of enterprise customers and 20 million daily users, Kony is leading the way and helping the world’s most prolific brands to embrace this new paradigm.

Download a complimentary copy of the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms at Kony - Gartner Magic Quadrant.

About Kony

Kony is the fastest growing cloud-based enterprise mobility solutions provider and an industry leader in mobile application development platform (MADP), serving global enterprise customers in 45 countries. The Kony Experience Platform is an integrated software development lifecycle (SDLC) platform that empowers businesses to define, design, develop, deploy, and manage multi-edge mobile applications from a single codebase. With Kony, customers can deliver stunning user-first experiences, get to market faster, and lower total cost of ownership for applications. Kony also offers ready-to-run business mobile apps to better engage with customers and help increase employee productivity by enabling them to have access to company systems and information through their mobile devices.

Kony was honored in the Mobile Star Awards for achievements in enterprise application development; named a winner for Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award; and included on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. For more information, please visit www.kony.com. Connect with Kony on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Media Contacts:

Jean Kondo
Kony, Inc.
Jean.kondo@kony.com
650-645-2220

Jennifer Smith
Blanc & Otus
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1 _Gartner Report: Predicts 2014: Seizing the Digital Business Advantage, December 2013_