Productivity

  • Today’s workforce is becoming increasingly mobile as opportunities to work outside of the office increase. Simultaneously, an improved economy and low gasoline prices have resulted in a three percent increase in miles driven in the United States in 2016 relative to 2015. These trends reveal the importance for businesses across the country to provide their…

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  • I recently attended the Financial Force Community Live 2017 and Host Analytics World conferences. Both events were great opportunities to connect with other finance and technology thought leaders and discuss trends happening in the industry. Attending these conferences is worthwhile for both customers and those interested in learning about the future of finance leadership. These…

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  • Mobile technology has reached a tipping point in business, and for good reason. Not only has mobile adoption reached a critical mass among employees, but many businesses are finding that those employees are willing – and in some cases even eager – to leverage their own devices for business applications. While companies originally feared mobile would be more of a distraction than a benefit, they are today finding the opposite to be true.

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  • It’s no secret. Music is ubiquitous. Just take a glance around – no matter where you go (whether it be a subway station, to city sidewalks, to employees in their desks or cars), the majority of society, chances are, has a pair of headphones on and is listening to music or some version of it.

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  • In 2016, we are surrounded by technology that is constantly updating to meet our needs. Now more than ever, there are mobile applications that make our lives infinitely easier. Why wait for a taxi when you can simply request a personal vehicle at a reasonable fare? Why worry about paying friends back when you can immediately send payments via phone? For those in the mobile workforce industry, why waste time and risk accuracy with a manual mileage log?

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  • What does it mean to be part of the mobile workforce? For photojournalist Noel Montenegro, it’s about leveraging technology to do his best work on the go, every day. “Journalism has always been mobile,” Montenegro says. “Now that technology has caught up, it hasn’t just made it easier—it has made it faster!”

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  • Life as a mobile employee undoubtedly requires lots of focus, energy, attention to detail, and patience. Whether you’re a sales rep for a large pharmaceutical company or you’re stocking shelves from one grocery store to the next, certain every day challenges are sure to surface and stifle your ability to conquer. The reality is, we now live in a society that is dictated by technology. There seems to be an app for everything nowadays, allowing for all of us to navigate through life with more at our fingertips. In a world where the workforce is becoming exponentially more mobile, employees are blessed with opportunities to stay more organized, resourceful and (perhaps most paramount), increasingly more productive in the field. Without further ado, here are five really cool applications that are absolutely essential to the mobile employee’s success.

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  • There’s no question that maintaining work-life balance is an important part of cutting stress and keeping your workforce healthy and happy. A recent study by the American Psychological Association found that a whopping 60 percent of Americans report work as a major cause of stress – and even more alarming – that stress is proving to have serious health effects. Workers with high job demands are 50 percent more likely to be diagnosed with a medical condition than those without this stressor.

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  • Today’s mobile employees not only have a lot of distance to cover, but they also have a lot to get done when they’re not driving. With 96.2 million mobile workers – and growing – making up 60% of our workforce, it’s time for businesses to start thinking about how to help their mobile workforce succeed….

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  • Technology has always been used to advance business. Today however, more and more companies, across a spectrum of industries, are implementing enterprise mobility strategies. And they aren’t just integrating mobile into their current systems; they are using mobility to completely change how they do business and leveraging it to streamline their workflows and increase employee…

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