Weight Watchers Selects Kony to Power Mobile Point of Sale Capabilities

By Business Wire,  June 09, 2014, 08:00:00 AM EDT


New Tablet Apps Will Streamline Business Processes in Weight Watchers Meeting Locations

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced it has been selected by Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW), the world's leading provider of weight management services, to provide a platform for a mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) application in its stores and meeting rooms.

To simplify the capture and access of member details from meetings, Weight Watchers will launch a new tablet application for its service providers. Weight Watchers selected Kony for its cloud-based platform that will easily integrate with existing member databases and support access across multiple tablets. The intuitive tablet application will improve efficiencies and provide new capabilities in Weight Watchers meeting locations - from retail stores to meetings conducted on-site through employers.

"We are committed to improving our ability to capture, analyze and use data to serve our members better," said Loïc Vienne, Vice President of Enterprise Systems. "In partnership with Kony, we will introduce a simple and intuitive interface for staff that will also deliver the enterprise-class capabilities needed to support the demands of the healthcare market. The combination will not only allow us to further integrate the Weight Watchers digital and meeting room experience, but also more easily capture detailed member information to enhance overall reporting, which is critical to our healthcare and corporate clients."

"At Kony we are committed to helping organizations around the globe better leverage the power and impact of mobile applications to improve their business processes," said Sam Lakkundi, chief customer officer for Kony, Inc. "The Weight Watchers decision to upgrade to a mobile point-of-sale application is one we are pleased to be able to support. Our deep history working with leading global healthcare brands to uncover new revenue streams and increase business efficiency via mobile solutions makes us well positioned to help Weight Watchers maximize their return on investment. We believe the new application will be a win-win for Weight Watchers as it will help improve the experience for both its service providers and the members."

Kony provides an end-to-end, integrated, cloud-based mobile solution to support an application software development lifecycle (SDLC) that empowers enterprises to quickly define, design, build, test, deploy and manage multi-channel application experiences. The company's 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.

About Kony

Kony is the fastest growing cloud-based mobile application development platform (MADP) in the industry with over 600 live multi-channel apps, serving over 20 million end users across 45 countries. The Kony Experience Platform is an integrated software development lifecycle (SDLC) platform to define, design, develop, test, deploy, and manage multi-channel applications from a single codebase. With Kony, you can deliver stunning user-first experiences, get to market faster, and lower your application TCO. Kony also offers ready-to-run B2E and B2C apps that enable customers to quickly extend their business.

In August 2013, Gartner placed Kony in the "Leaders" quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms. Kony was also 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.

Source: Kony, Inc.



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