IBM MaaS360 vs. IBM MobileFirst

As of June 2019, IBM MaaS360 is ranked 6th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 4 reviews vs IBM MobileFirst which is ranked 2nd in Mobile App Platforms with 2 reviews. The top reviewer of IBM MaaS360 writes "Built-in inventory manager has made it easier to track devices and to measure data usage, but it could use more flexibility on user management, e.g. deleting users and editing corporate identifier". The top reviewer of IBM MobileFirst writes "Streamlines development of hybrid applications, and has ability to integrate device-native code". IBM MaaS360 is most compared with Microsoft Intune, VMware AirWatch and Jamf Pro. IBM MobileFirst is most compared with Xamarin Platform, Kony and Ionic.
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Mobile Device Management, Secure Productivity Suite, and document management are valuable features.​The graphic, friendly interface allowed us to start without almost any ​support from the manufacturer.​​​It can change policies based on geolocation or schedules.It helped us reduce the number of support incidents by limiting users' access to device configurations.It allows us to have an updated inventory of all the devices in real-time with the ability to add personalized information.Mobile Device Configuration with policy applying: This significantly reduces time of device configuration.

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With help of this product, we have been able to develop mobile applications without having complete knowledge of each mobile OS's native programming technology. App development, delivery, and code management have been very efficient using this product.I like Its capability for developing hybrid applications, with an ability to integrate device-native code as wellIBM MobileFirst has one of the most feature-rich admin panels.

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They should allow for the building of custom reports with graphics.It would be ideal to add support for the distribution of windows.exe applications.Can be added process of export/import environment configuration to simplify any migration processes.

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I would like to see improved support for native device functions.There are issues with push notifications, especially for Windows mobile apps. JSONStore also crashes abruptly at times.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
​It requires zero investment in infrastructure since it is 100% cloud.​

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Cost depends upon various factors. Size of the overall application and product usage matter a lot. For an enterprise-grade application, this certainly comes out as an economical solution. However, for small-scale applications, it can turn out to be on the higher side.

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Also Known As
Fiberlink MaaS360, MaaS360MobileFirst, Worklight

MaaS360 with Watson is the industry’s first and only cognitive unified endpoint management (UEM) platform, enabling a smarter approach for enterprises to manage and secure all endpoints plus their users, apps and content.

MaaS360 can be used to manage disparate endpoint types—including smartphones, tablets, laptops, ruggedized devices and the Internet of Things (IoT)—all from a single console.

IBM Worklight helps organizations extend their business to mobile devices.
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Sample Customers
Bancroft, Garuda IndonesiaUniCredit Business Integrated Solutions, Gruppo Unipol, Raymond James Financial, Toshiba GCS, CST, ABK-Systeme GmbH, BNP Paribas
Top Industries
Pharma/Biotech Company33%
Marketing Services Firm17%
Financial Services Firm15%
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