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theEMPLOYEEapp

What is theEMPLOYEEapp?

theEMPLOYEEapp™, the latest product by APPrise Mobile, is a native app technology platform for internal and employee communications. With a robust user interface and easy-to-use content management system (CMS), theEMPLOYEEapp integrates with a company’s active employee directory or other HR information system (HRIS) and provides direct access to its employees through a mobile app.  theEMPLOYEEapp allows companies to push important information and content (multimedia and documents) to their employees instantaneously, no matter where they are located.  An organization also has the ability to define groups within the app and restrict access to specific pieces of content based on these groups. At its essence, theEMPLOYEEapp is the mobile communications intranet for all types of organizations as it allows employers to increase engagement by establishing a direct line of communications with their employees via the mobile device.

As with all APPrise Mobile products, theEMPLOYEEapp is available for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices and can be incorporated into a bring your own device (BYOD) program. Access to theEMPLOYEEapp is completely controlled by the company, which can add or remove employees from accessing the app at any time.

 

Why do I need theEMPLOYEEapp?

Today, an organization’s employees are no longer tied to their desk, let alone their desktop computer.  Whether they are on a business trip, in the field, in factories, or on the road, the only means available to communicate with employees simultaneously and instantaneously is via the one thing they all have in common — a mobile device.

Employee engagement and communications is increasingly becoming more difficult given the global nature of business.  In a recent survey conducted by Fortune Magazine, 84% of “non-desk” workers at U.S. companies with more than 1,000 employees said they don’t get enough information from management, and 75% said their employers aren’t telling them enough about changes in policies and goals.  Almost the same number (74%) said “consistent” messages from senior management are important to them. However, according to the Fortune survey, 83% of those surveyed are not on their companies’ email systems.

Given the fact that almost everyone has a mobile device, a solution for the vexing problem facing internal communications professionals now exists with theEMPLOYEEapp. No matter where an employee is located, a company can instantaneously and simultaneously push information into the palm of their hand.

 

 

What is the process for setting up theEMPLOYEEapp?

Unlike most corporate intranets and other social collaboration platforms, theEMPLOYEEapp is independent of an organization’s network and requires no systems integration.  All the company needs to provide is a logo and banner image.  theEMPLOYEEapp provides the company with a simple and intuitive content management system (CMS) through which a database of employees and content is added.

A company’s employee database or active directory is simply uploaded into a secure interface in the CMS and is then managed by the company.  Before an employee is able to gain access to the app, the platform authenticates the employee using a unique employee identifier (e.g. email address, employee number, etc.)  If an employee no longer is employed by the company and is removed from the database, they no longer are able to access the app.

Content (multi-media and documents) can simply be uploaded to the app through the CMS.  By simply clicking the “ADD” button, content is instantaneously made available and a push notification/alert is sent to the mobile devices of employees located anywhere in the world.

 

 

theEMPLOYEEapp FAQs

Q: What if an employee doesn’t have a company specific email address?

As with any app on the App Store or Google Play, employees must have an email address to download the app.  However, an employee need not have a company email address to have access to a company’s employee app.  So long as an employee has a unique identifier assigned to their name within the employee database (e.g. employee number), they will have access to theEMPLOYEEapp.

Q: What if I only want a certain group of employees (i.e. Board of Directors) to see content, but not the rest of my company?

 The Content Management System (CMS) allows each company to set up a “tiered” structure by which they can create different groups of employees and make content only available to specific groups as desired.

Q: Can I analyze how my employees are using theEMPLOYEEapp?

Yes! All of our apps, including theEMPLOYEEapp, are equipped with Google Analytics, and Advanced Analytics tracking individual employee usage is also available.

Q: How secure is theEMPLOYEEapp?

theEMPLOYEEapp has gone through rigorous security testing by an independent third party security firm. Our platform follows OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) guidelines and uses web security best practices. theEMPLOYEEapp platform is hosted on Amazon Web Services to ensure the greatest quality of service and security.

Q: How long does it take to create theEMPLOYEEapp?

theEMPLOYEEapp can be ready in less than a month once a subscription agreement is signed.

Q: What if my company is BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)?

theEMPLOYEEapp is compatible with all iOS and Android devices, which currently covers more than 90% of the mobile market.   In addition, since theEMPLOYEEapp is cloud-based and independent of an organization’s network, no systems integration is involved and no security issues exist.

 

theEMPLOYEEapp App Features

Features

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theEMPLOYEEapp App FAQ

FAQs

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theEMPLOYEEapp App Pricing

Pricing

APPrise Mobile is pleased to offer flexible subscription packages depending on the budget and needs of your company.

 

Request a demo of theEMPLOYEEapp

There is no better way to appreciate the value of having a communications app than to see it in action. A member of our sales team is ready to launch theEMPLOYEEapp Simulator and provide you with a demonstration of how theEMPLOYEEapp works. Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch shortly to schedule your demo.