Prepackaged mobile applications reached a technological plateau during the past year, but with more advancements expected in 2014, North American companies are once again deploying an array of mobile worker software, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. The firm’s latest research finds that 48 percent of decision-makers say their companies already deploy one to 10 apps for employees on mobile devices.

The report, “2013 North American Mobile Enterprise Applications,” finds that wireless email is the app viewed as most necessary by businesses, followed by mobile sales force automation. The analysis measures the current use of and future decision-making behaviors toward mobile enterprise apps, specifically mobile asset tracking, mobile sales force automation, mobile workforce management and wireless email. The findings are based on a survey of 308 North American enterprise decision-makers responsible for purchasing mobile software apps.

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