PostNL Selects Apperian to Securely Deploy Enterprise Mobile Apps to 50,000 Employees and Contract Workers
Apperian’s Mobile Application Management and Security Platform to Support the Transformation of the Premier Mail and Parcel Delivery Business in the NetherlandsBOSTON – May 24, 2016 – Apperian® Inc., the mobile application management (MAM®) company, today announced that PostNL, a mail, parcel and e-commerce corporation with operations in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Belgium and the United Kingdom, has selected Apperian to secure and distribute mobile apps to about 50,000 employees, including mailmen, office workers, drivers and contract workers. In an effort to modernize its business, PostNL is shifting from a traditional mail delivery service to one with a large operation online, using cloud and mobile technologies to streamline its business processes. In doing so, the company needed a comprehensive mobile strategy to not only support its customers, but also to reach internal and extended enterprise workers, especially its growing population BYOD employees. As PostNL mobilizes its customer experience, it’s leveraging Apperian as a continuous integration, continuous development (CICD) platform for consumer and enterprise apps. Apperian is helping PostNL improve early stage development efforts as well as streamline testing by automating certificate handling with Apperian’s app signing engine. “With the majority of our workforce shifting from using corporate-owned devices to BYOD, it’s critical that we’re able to securely distribute mobile apps to them,” said Babs Meelhuysen, Service Portfolio Manager of Enterprise Mobility at PostNL. “By deploying Apperian’s standalone MAM platform alongside our MDM solution, which targets corporate-owned industrial devices, we’re now able to reach 100% of users. We can test and deploy apps quickly and securely, allowing us to focus our efforts on developing innovative apps that improve both PostNL workers’ and customers’ mobile experiences. We are very happy with the service Apperian is providing, both on a technical and personal level, and are excited to see our partnership grow.” By the end of next year, nearly every PostNL worker will have access to enterprise apps on either their personal device, or their corporate issued one and testing of all apps for PostNL workers and customers will be expanded to a broad set of testers. Every aspect of Apperian’s mobile application management and security platform will be utilized to ensure the secure access of apps on devices not under corporate management, including:
- Mobile app security that protects access to sensitive information at the app-level.
- A private, branded enterprise app store for deploying apps to 100% of PostNL workers.
- Security, management and analytics policies without requiring code modifications or SDKs applied via app wrapping.
- Mobile app lifecycle management capabilities, including version control of apps, that helps PostNL save four hours of app management time per week per app.