It doesn’t matter if you have a large company or a small startup – a corporate application will always be a convenient tool for your employees. Thanks to this application, all important data will always be at hand. Unlike social networks known to all, access to which at workplaces in many firms is blocked, corporate applications do not distract employees from duties but, on the contrary, help to perform various tasks. We will tell you more about such developments in the article.
A corporate mobile application is one of the key parts of employees’ work: we tried to make the system as hospitable and multifunctional as possible so that it is easy to use and always at hand. We are in Nix United, provide enterprise mobility management for all types of business. You can contact us through our official website or directly on email@example.com
5 Best Practices For Enterprise Application Testing
- Functionality testing
- Usability testing
- Interface testing
- Compatibility testing
- Performance testing
- Security testing:
1. Specificity of enterprise applications
To begin with, let’s figure out what corporate applications are. This is the name of closed web portals or instant messengers, access to receiving files only by company employees. The main task of applications is to optimize the work of the company. This is usually a pattern in reducing the number of calls from employees, accelerating the exchange of information within the company and determining the general access to all organization data.
Employees can log into the application using a domain account or a mobile phone number. If the employee chooses the latter, then he must provide the accounting department with the phone number used to log in, and then change the password on the first login. People choose different types of authorization, and the application considers all users’ preferences. The system itself is quite complex and includes several modules:
2. A list of employees
Because corporate companies always mean many employees, finding employees inside is a problem. Just imagine how difficult it is to find someone with whom you have not yet worked: the task is almost impossible without a directory. To solve this problem, the application has implemented a directory of employees with the ability to search and all the necessary information: first name, last name, and position where the employee can be found. The directory saves a lot of time and makes it easier to find each other and quickly start joint tasks.
It is impossible to get better without user feedback and continuous improvements. Therefore, the application has a separate module dedicated to feedback: employees can send messages to the administration with requests or ideas for improvement and attach images to illustrate their thoughts. Thus, everyone has the opportunity to participate in improving work processes and making them more comfortable.
4. Service Solutions Center
The Service Solutions Center is perhaps the most complex but at the same time the most necessary and frequently used part of the system. This module allows company employees to order any official document, certificate or report, there are 15 types in total. Previously, this could only be done through the Company Portal. But more than 50,000 employees of the company do not work in the offices, so many came to request documents in person.
To simplify this process and to be able to track all applications, we have duplicated this part of the portal functionality in the application. Employees can see the status of their request, and when the documents are ready, they will receive a notification and can come to pick up the papers. Even though not all departments work with this module, the system itself determines how to process an application from each employee, accurately navigating the complex hierarchy of company divisions.
Employees can also request reports, charts, statistics, or rewards. We have integrated the mobile application system with SAP, which generates these reports. The user can generate a report and immediately open it on his smartphone in .pdf format. Now we are integrating this module with the service solution center so that in case of an error, the user can send information to the center, and the center’s employees can sort out the problem.
Survey and feedback modules go hand in hand: there is no better way to gather employee opinions than surveys. Administrators can create surveys for specific target audiences, such as divisions, departments, employees in a specific city, or people in the same position. When a survey is completed, administrators receive detailed reports for analysis.
Given the company’s size, targeted surveys with organized statistics come in very handy when you need to get the opinion of a thousand people – or a selected group of several dozen.
6. Practical benefits: figures and facts
In other words, a corporate application is as different as possible from the usual chat room, which loosens discipline and distracts employees from the business. Moreover, the use of CSS eliminates the desire to go to a regular social network during working hours – after all, a similar interface with a personal profile and a news feed is already in front of your eyes.
In order not to be unfounded, here are a few facts. According to recent research by Harvard University experts, enterprise application integration allows you to:
- speed up access to the company’s information database by 71%,
- reduce travel expenses by 68% and communication expenses by 48%,
- improve document management by 63%,
- increase employee job satisfaction by 56%.
The development of the Internet has significantly accelerated many processes in our lives, whether it is buying plane tickets or collecting information. This also applies to work hours. So enterprise applications are not a newfangled phenomenon but the next round of technological progress. And all parties benefit from it: employees increase productivity, loyalty to the company and motivation, and at the same time it is easier for management to monitor the work process and manage the team.
How to implement an enterprise application and why?
As already mentioned, such a development will be relevant for large and small firms. The age of the enterprise also does not matter. The first year of operation is considered the most stressful for young companies that have recently entered the market. And the quick connection of a special application for employees will help make it easier.
We have already discussed corporate applications’ advantages for “experienced” organizations. However, the question arises in this case: how to implement a messenger for corporate communication properly? Just imagine: the company has existed for many years, it employs employees of different ages who have long built communication with colleagues and their own working rhythm, and they are suddenly announced that they need to master some incomprehensible application. Therefore, it is necessary to familiarize employees of the company with the corporate application in stages.
1. Agile Methodology
2. Waterfall Methodology
3. Verification and Validation Methodology
4. Incremental Methodology
5. Spiral Methodology
Even if your company already has a company portal, there is always room for an internal mobile app. It will provide many portal features in a simpler and more convenient mobile format, and your employees will be able to save time, simplify formalities, and naturally integrate into the inner life of your company. Corporate applications, among other things, help new employees to get into the workflow faster and make contact with colleagues. As a result, adaptation in the company is easier.