theCOMMSapp™ Unveils Employee Communications Mobile App to Streamline Internal Communications and Drive Employee Engagement
theEMPLOYEEapp™ Platform Facilitates Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Programs
and Allows Companies to Push Critical Information Via Smartphones and Tablets
NEW YORK (MARCH 13, 2014) — Companies worldwide face a major challenge when it comes to communicating with their workforce. Since most employees are not beholden to a desk and are becoming more mobile, employers have difficulty communicating simultaneously and instantaneously with their workforce.
To address this challenge, theCOMMSapp family of communications app building solutions developed theEMPLOYEEapp, a native app platform that securely integrates with an organization’s active employee directory and allows companies to push content (documents, audio and video) directly to their employee’s iPhones, iPads and Android mobile devices.
Jeff Corbin, Founder and CEO of theCOMMSapp, said, “In speaking with hundreds of corporate communications professionals, a common theme exists. Since more and more employees are on the road, are permitted to work remotely and are not tied to a desk and desktop computer, they find it very difficult to ensure that important company information is received simultaneously and in a timely fashion. Moreover, these professionals are aware that ineffective communications and a disengaged workforce leads to lost revenue. A recent Gallup Organization study found that poor engagement cost businesses nearly $550 billion per year (in the U.S. alone).”
He continued, “As we all know, over the past few years the mobile device has quickly become the one thing that everyone has in common. It is the only means – especially given the creation of native apps by Apple and Google – that allows for the instantaneous push of content and enables a direct connection with those who have downloaded an app. Since our founding two years ago, many Fortune 100 companies have embraced our communications platform. theEMPLOYEEapp extends the reach of our solution to support and strengthen the relationship between employer and employees.”
theEMPLOYEEapp securely integrates with a company’s active employee directory and can be ready for download by employees in less than a month. The app platform is cloud-based and does not require corporate network or systems integration. When a company subscribes to theEMPLOYEEapp, they receive three development platforms – iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices – representing more than 90 percent of the worldwide mobile market.
theEMPLOYEEapp key features include:
- A robust user interface and easy-to-use content management system (CMS)
- Easy integration with a company’s active employee directory or database
- Secure authentication of all employees using the app. If an employee no longer is employed by the company and is removed from the database, they are no longer able to access the app
- Ability to restrict access of specific content to defined groups within employee database
- Hosting of unlimited documents and multi-media files
- Ability to stream live events and view content offline
- Push notifications sent when new content is published to the app
- Advanced analytics to track employee usage
theCOMMSapp™ is a family of communications app building solutions that includes theIRapp® (for public companies and funds), theEMPLOYEEapp™ (a secure employee communications mobile portal) and theCOMMSapp (for external communications).
It allows any organization that has a defined and targeted audience to have direct access to these important individuals and to optimize its content for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices. In only a few weeks, any company can have their own app available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play to provide important company information that can include presentations, videos, audio podcasts, photographs, media placements (print and broadcast), fact sheets and marketing materials. Companies can also stream live events through the app.
Katherine Swift /Alison Crisci
KCSA Strategic Communications