Smartphone popularity is on the rise and as a result, using web-based staff scheduling software is becoming increasingly important for businesses. ShiftPlanning’s cloud-based scheduling application allows users to have 24/7 full mobile access to staff information, schedules, communication lines and more. This makes scheduling more employee integrated and less time consuming reducing many of the hassles that are associated with less efficient scheduling methods.
A recent sample study showed that nearly half (46%) of U.S. adults use smartphones as of February 2012 – an 11% increase in smartphone users since May 2011. Furthermore, the report found that nearly all major demographic groups show considerable increases in smartphone growth from last year. With more and more staff using smartphones, there are great benefits to using mobile employee scheduling like the ShiftPlanning application.
ShiftPlanning works with web-enabled smartphones meaning users can have access to staff schedules from anywhere at any time which is important in our connected society. The mobile applications allow managers and staff to get the latest on the schedule and take care of workforce management needs no matter where they are. Whether staff want to check the schedule, managers need to publish a quick update or send a quick note, it can all be done straight from a mobile device. Field or remote staff can even Clock-in and Clock-out of shifts when accessing ShiftPlanning’s Timeclock feature from a smartphone or tablet. The best part about all of our mobile apps is that they come at no extra charge to a regular ShiftPlanning subscription!
As the need for advanced mobile capabilities grow in the business environment, ShiftPlanning will continue to strengthen our mobile applications alongside. In fact, our development team is working on upgrades to expand the usability and functionality of our existing apps currently. You can access the Shiftplanning mobile applications by visiting https://www.shiftplanning.com/mobile and the tablet app here.