Majority of firms still not committed to a truly mobile workforce, study reveals

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While firms do try to make their workforces more mobile, they still seem to be retaining traditional office habits instead of opting for fully mobile solutions, a fresh survey of IT decision makers across a variety of businesses has been able to reveal.

The new research from Barco revealed that conflicting IT and communication strategies are in place in many offices, with 86 percent of organisations indicating that they have a remote working approach in place despite 73 percent saying they still have allocated desks, and 50 percent reporting a BYOD (bring your own device) scheme while 82 percent said that company laptops were still being issued.

Data obtained following the research also revealed that IT decision makers recognise the potential of a unified communication strategy, as more than half (52%) have a dedicated budget for unified communication and collaboration technologies and that budget is either increasing or remaining the same. The top three drivers for UC&C implementations are to increase productivity (51%), reduce costs (44%) and increase collaboration (27%).

Tensor Time and Attendance – the perfect solution for properly managing a mobile workforce

A streamlined, efficiently managed mobile workforce can make all the difference between a lean, successful business, and one experiencing problems nowadays. And this is exactly where Tensor can help, since our Mobile Self Service Module will grant employees a superior level of freedom in usage, while still allowing managers to monitor their activity in an efficient and reliable manner.

Designed as a mobile extension of the Tensor.NET Time and Attendance System, the Mobile Self Service Moduleallows iPhone owners to Clock IN and OUT at their respective workplaces, as well as requesting a period of absence, viewing remaining leave entitlements, recent clocking history and current flexitime balance.

Additionally, staff in this highly mobile workforce will be able to easily book ON or OFF production jobs, and also receive notifications when requests are approved or rejected.

On the other hand, supervisors will be able to easily subordinate work colleague’s time sheets and approve or deny their absence requests. The management of requests is made easy with the aid of a consolidated calendar showing the absence of all subordinate employees.

Another very interesting detail worth mentioning here is the fact that the Tensor.NET Mobile Self Service Module for the iPhone also supports role based security, meaning that you can easily choose which combination of features employees will have access to. Disabled features, such as the ability to view flexitime, will simply not appear at all.

Given its mobile nature, the application also offers a special provision to mitigate the possible connectivity losses, by storing all of the requests on the iPhone and transferring them immediately after a network connection is re-established.

Mobile clockings and job bookings, once submitted, are transferred to the central Tensor.NET application. Additionally, the employee’s geographical position is also ascertained from their iPhone’s location and the employee’s movements recorded in this manner are plotted on a map viewable in the Tensor.NET (which is a particularly useful features for field personnel).

If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor Mobile Self Service Module and its functionality, just contact our dedicated product team or Book a Demo, one of our representatives will be more than happy to provide you with all the necessary information.

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