5 Reasons Why Mobile HRMS is a "Must-Have"

Many years ago, mobile HRMS was an up and coming area, companies were not sure if it was needed or whether it would become a core system feature. My, my how times have changed. A company who does not have mobile HRMS access is seen as behind the times and lagging in technology. In this article, we take a look at why mobile HRMS functionality is no longer a luxury.

Managers and Employees Are 'On-the-Go'

Often, the business creates HR processes that require submission or approval within a certain timeframe. However, as businesses expand globally, managers and employees are frequently travelling, between offices, working from home, etc. It’s no longer an expectation that employees and managers will be in front of a work pc in an office every day, and mobile HRMS solves this dilemma.

Other Departments and Systems Utilize Mobile Access

If your business has not implemented mobile HRMS while other departments inside your organization have mobile access to their systems, HR is seen as lacking the skills to enable and empower employees. If a warehouse manager can access this week’s inventory levels on the move, why can’t he request vacation time as well?

HRMS Transactions and Interfaces Are Simpler

The current generation of cloud providers have built HRMS products with mobile HRMS in mind. Processes, pages, text entry, it’s all been simplified to allow for easy access, entry and approval. Such functionality makes using mobile HRMS a no brainer these days.

Mobile HRMS Improves System Visibility

In the old HRMS landscape, we were surrounded by paper forms, cumbersome reports and overall time lags to process such items. Mobile HRMS allows you to get data and information instantly in the hands of employees and managers, thus enabling better decisions through readily available, targeted details. You will also end up with improved data integrity through increased data awareness and value.

Enabling Mobile HRMS Increases Productivity

Often, a manager needs quick numbers while in a meeting—having those headcount numbers available at a quick glance is more effective than booting up a laptop to find out a count. A manager may also be able to take care of routine tasks such as approving a timesheet while waiting for a meeting to start. Repurposing downtime is a strong advantage of making your HRMS mobile.

Does your HRMS allow for mobile functionality? Be sure to check out how it stacks up next to the competition in the latest *HRMS Product Comparison.

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Heather Batyski

About the author…

Heather is an experienced HRMS analyst, consultant and manager. Having worked for companies such as Deloitte, Franklin Templeton and Oracle, Heather has first-hand experience of many HRMS solutions including Peoplesoft and Workday.

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Heather Batyski