Businesses in many industries have converted from being driven from the top levels of management to a model where the workers are generating ideas. The significant advantage here is many more ideas to improve the business are generated by those who are involved with the daily tasks opposed to management who may not be involved daily. Apps dedicated for business operations or enterprise apps are a natural extension.
One of the most significant savings is for companies regarding hardware investments for software integration. The systems that are normally upgraded may be obsolete until they are deployed across the company for the employees. Let’s look at hardware for this task.
The tablet is best suited for manipulation of data. This is due to the larger screen size that permits annotating information. Depending upon the app utilized, it is possible for employees to work on reports in real time working remotely and not in the same physical location.
There are a number of activities that can now be performed on apps that are accessible to the employees regularly. These activities will shorten the time used for new skill set acquisition. Additionally, depending upon the way information is retained, it is easy to build upon prior knowledge.
The software side can be accomplished via a number of software applications. When it comes to a wide variety of activities, the Mobile App Maker Pro software can handle many of the tasks necessary.
Specific types of pages one may wish to incorporate:
Custom Page: Use for attaching various documents.
Form: Perform a survey to elicit a wide range of responses or other types of employee feedback.
In-app Messages: Deliver a specific message to all users simultaneously.
Job: Post positions internally first so current employees are aware of new opportunities that arise prior to public posting.
Padlock: Add employee information so they can access the portions of the app. When an employee leaves, they can have their information deleted so they no longer have access.
News Wall: Use for encouraging dialogue with employees.
Video: If you have followed this series at all, you know it is no more difficult than using presentation software and saving it. Adding a link then creates a video that can be used for employee development.
Information can then be responded to creating dialogue to elicit employee feedback. This will give the employees a greater opportunity for “buy in” to take greater responsibility within the organization. This is also an avenue that opens the opportunity for junior employees to express ideas that may not come forth when in a meeting with more senior personnel.
The question is then, how does a company get invoked in this? Apple and Google both have avenues to make this possible.
The Apple App Store has an Enterprise portal: https://developer.apple.com/programs/enterprise/
The Google Play Store link can be found here: https://support.google.com/a/answer/2494992?hl=en
Each one allows distribution through private channels not present for regular public consumption.