Let’s keep wearable technology aside we’ll discuss that later but imagine a Sci-fi office scene from a movie right now, now imagine yourself as a part of that movie, you entering the office premises all with the touch of your phone, checking inside the office, getting alerts because you entered the required destination to perform a particular task. Well, all of this could be a regular scene for everyone or maybe some of it.
We see a steady rise in mobile applications today, what we also see is that these little magical applications are now making day-to-day Human Resource activities quite easy.
This article sees through the rise in technology, ideas and the ease of operations in day-to-day operations. It also looks into what might be the future of an office, or maybe no office at all (Virtual is the word).
I personally went on and searched for mobile applications that were making a difference to everyday working operations. There were a considerable amount of applications but one needs to understand the difference between what will help them and what will take up space. Also, the best part about regularly scanning through applications one can do trend spotting which is very important considering how fast things take a turn nowadays. I saw that ERP’s are seamlessly moving towards mobile phones and getting merged into people’s lives.
Let’s see what’s already there in the market!
Lets you subscribe to their services as an organization itself. As soon as you do that it creates your employee database and you can navigate through the directory. PaaS lets you save data on the Cloud. (PaaS (platform as a service) – For those of you who don’t know what PaaS is, it’s a new-age method of renting cloud space, software, OS and hardware over the internet). Workday also boasts of providing business metrics and lets you view your pay slips, how slick right? You can also give real-time feedback and save personal notes.
This is an app that takes care of all the hiring issues. You are away? Not a problem it takes care of selection and rejection or leaving a message on the go. It manages your workflows and lets you analyze potential employees by viewing their profiles and information.
Now we have solved the hiring and employee database and all those things, dashboard here is a SaaS (Software as a service), this goes a step further and helps to manage business operations, client information and manages relevant content. It also looks after the payroll, manages your budgets and whether you are eligible for a loan.
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Crack a deal on the go, schedule tasks and see them happening at the blink of an eye, stay in touch with clients and employees with the help of “chatter”, their social media network, at the same time. You can call this multiple applications within an application and an “app-ception” of sorts.
Like I mentioned before seamless transition from desktop based ERP’s into something so tech-savvy, you’ll have more time at hand. It’s more of a virtual office at the touch of finger. One can only imagine what might come next.
What we can imagine now is that these applications taking a giant leap forward and start analyzing employee performances, not that it isn’t happening already but in a more detailed form, we can obviously not expect the world from mobile applications all of a sudden but one can always predict what might happen in the coming future, knowing pretty well how fast these transitions are taking place.
A major issue is when automation happened organizations faced a lot of flak in the Changement; similarly, when mobile based changes have to be made there may be issues. People take time to adjust to new technology but as we see a considerable amount of people today being very comfortable while handling applications and dealing with them on a day-to-day basis there shouldn’t be an issue understanding what goes beyond these tiny square boxes.
Imagine setting location based tasks and schedules and as soon as you enter the required destination there is a notification on your new gear, or you set conversation based memos in the phone as and when the concerned person calls the memos pop-up. Now with all this data being on the cloud or it being handled by third party applications one has to take care of the security part as well. With new information and big data on the rise one needs to be constantly be updated syncing news within the application will be pure genius. We need to think ahead, beyond all of the above. Our imagination is limitless so is the potential of new-age technology. Let’s put on the wings and explore distant ideas.