Companies are slowly starting to realize business as usual doesn’t mean sustained efficiency. As advancing technology is adopted by their competitors in all phases, losing competitive ground in any phase of business is no longer an option.
One of the areas that can benefit from enterprise mobility is Human Resources. There are an abundance of benefits for mobilizing HR applications. Creating mobile apps that integrate with HR software like SAP, Workday & Peoplesoft, etc., can bring a new level of efficiency and productivity from Human Resources managers.
The Top 5 Benefits of Integrated Mobile Apps for Human Resources
There are many benefits to mobilizing enterprise HR applications. At appsFreedom, we’ve found there are five that move the needle more than others.
1. Allow Bi-Directional Data Flow From Anywhere
With a mobile app integrated into your enterprise human resources applications, employees will have access to important data from anywhere, at any time. The real benefit comes, however, with the ability to enter data from anywhere as well.
Being able to manage data on the go allows employees to accomplish daily tasks accurately and efficiently even while on the road. Managers can schedule interviews and approve or deny CVs from a seat on the bus as they commute.
Talent scouts can access resumes, feedback, and other important data in real time while holding interviews in the field. At the same time, they can input notes from the interview, immediately available to managers in other locations or interviews.
The ability to access systems and manage data from anywhere is an invaluable asset to HR as it frees employees to be efficient no matter where their duties take them during the day .
2. Increase Workflow Efficiency With Reminders and Push Notifications
When it comes to workflow efficiency, a mobile HR solution can both improve productivity and reliability by integrating notifications and reminders into scheduling and time-sheet management.
Managers can integrate the ability to review time sheets and approve them from the conference room or meeting, making the workflow immediate and simple rather than having to move from the meeting to a workstation to accomplish simple tasks.
Work schedules and time management can be melted down into simple, intuitive workflows that literally require only a few taps on a mobile device to complete.
3. Increase ROI of Backend Systems
With an easy-to-use user interface, difficult backend processes can be easily embraced. Not only does mobilizing increase the efficiency of backend systems, it also brings a greater ROI as those systems can function as designed with a greater adoption rate among employees.
For HR, this means leave requests can be submitted remotely and employees can monitor the status of their request in real-time. This functionality increases the adoption rate of pre-built systems without accessing workstations.
If something happens away from the plant, for instance, an employee can still do the leave request correctly on their mobile device from anywhere, like a hospital room or their home.
4. Time and Expense Management in the Field
Time and expense management is one area where going mobile can bring an entire new level of productivity to an HR department, cutting through time-consuming processes and human error to bring accurate and efficient expense and time reporting.
Employees can easily report expenses and acquisition requests from the field, getting immediate review and approval from their superiors. Purchases can be instantly reported with attached photocopies of receipts taken from the camera of the mobile device immediately following a purchase.
Not only does it speed up review and approval for acquisitions, expenses and timesheets, but going mobile ensures accurate data entry and a digitally-archived paper trail for every transaction.
Human error and/or loss of receipts, and inaccurate reports are reduced greatly by quick, efficient workflows to track all aspects of time and expense management.
5. Ability To Track and Speed Up Employee Policy Acceptances
Here at appsFreedom, we’ve custom delivered a policy acceptance application for one of our clients, and we’ve created a case study you can read here.
In a nutshell, updating company policy and getting employee acceptance records in place can be a time-consuming headache for HR. When there has to be a documented acceptance from each employee, ensuring they’ve read and understand the changes can literally take months.
Going mobile allows HR management to easily push policy notifications to all employees mobile devices at a push of a button, and monitor the results until completion. Adding in push-notification and SMS messaging into such a system would enable a quick and easy way for HR employees to complete a policy acceptance workflow in a matter of days.
Maximizing Efficiency, Minimizing Frustration
Mobilizing your enterprise software can bring a new wave of functionality and upgrade workflows in many different ways. When you consider enhanced functionality such as GPS location mapping, one-click language selection or translation, and real-time collaboration between thousands of employees in different locations, enterprise HR mobile apps become a must-have for large corporations.
At appsFreedom, we’ve created a next-generation mobile-first platform for enterprise app development designed specifically for non-programmers. The powerful technology in appsFreedom allows for a drag-and-drop app creation experience with powerful back-end integrations to your enterprise software like SAP.