ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced it has been selected by Localiza to build mobile apps for its car rental, local franchise, fleet solutions and pre-owned car sales businesses.
Localiza is a Brazilian car rental company founded in 1973 in Belo Horizonte and is the largest car rental company in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. Localiza has a network of 542 car rental branches and franchises in Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, and serves more than four million customers across 350 cities.
Impressed by Kony’s ability to quickly design, build and deploy secure, enterprise-grade mobile apps across multiple devices and operating systems, Localiza chose Kony’s Mobility Platform and solutions for its enterprise-wide mobility strategy. Kony will help Localiza build several consumer-facing and employee productivity mobile apps, including a mobile app for its car rental customers to use to make reservations, a shuttle airport pickup app for customers, a field services app for Localiza’s representatives to use to efficiently manage car rental return checkout processes, a desktop app to support its car rental contracting process, and a car rental Kiosk app that can run in offline mode.
“Being responsive to customer needs and delivering the best service will enable us to continue our success and stay ahead of our competition,” said Alberto Campos, chief information officer, Localiza. “Many of our customers use smartphones or handheld digital devices and we need to make it convenient for them to quickly and efficiently get the car they need. Kony is the best in the industry when it comes to enterprise mobility, and we were amazed by Kony’s speed and ease of mobile app development. With Kony’s help, we will mobilize our entire business so we can deliver greater value to our customers.”
By fully adopting enterprise mobility across their business processes, Localiza is focused on achieving the company’s business objectives of driving significant improvements in customer satisfaction, increasing market share and lowering costs through faster mobile application development cycles and ease of maintenance.
“Mobile apps can transform businesses in a powerful way,” said Oscar Clarke, vice president of Latin America, Kony, Inc. “Localiza’s commitment to delivering the best customer service has attributed to their success over the past 40 plus years. Now, with their new mobile strategy, they will become the most responsive car rental company, offering the industry’s best digitally advanced customer experience. We are very excited for Localiza as they embark on their mobile journey.”
Kony customers include Fortune 1000 global banks, healthcare payers and providers, automotive, manufacturing, travel, hospitality and retail organizations, as well as a large global network of more than 150 partners.
For two years in a row, Gartner has named Kony a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms. Kony also received the highest scores in 3 out of 4 use cases in the Gartner Critical Capabilities for Mobile Application Development Platforms report.
Kony is the fastest-growing, cloud-based enterprise mobility solutions company and an industry leader among mobile application development platform (MADP) providers. Kony empowers today’s leading organizations to compete in mobile time by rapidly delivering multi-edge mobile apps across the broadest array of devices and systems, today and in the future. Kony offers ready-to-run business mobile apps to help organizations better engage with customers and partners, as well as increase employee productivity through mobile device access to company systems and information. Powered by Kony’s industry-leading Mobility Platform, enterprises can design, build, configure, and manage mobile apps across the entire software development lifecycle, and get to market faster with a lower total cost of ownership.
Kony was also honored in the Mobile Star Awards for achievements in enterprise application development, named the first place winner in CTIA’s MobITs Awards in the Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms category, 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.