It’s 2017, an Uber is just a click away, Amazon can deliver with drones and voice assistants are now becoming part of the everyday.
We expect our tech to make our lives easier and we’re reaching a point where we want it to know what we want before we even know we want it. Yet still, there are companies out there struggling everyday with poor software and technology.
The one we see most frequently is businesses who still use a legacy or on-premise system as there workforce management solution. If you’re one of these businesses we want to help you and show you what you can achieve with a SaaS (software as a service) system like Quinyx that’s cloud-based and mobile-first.
So if you’re tired of using a clunky system, where there are more problems than solutions, and want to be the innovator who leads your business into a brighter future, then read on. Because these are the benefits of using a SaaS solution...
You’re software will always be up-to-date. With a cloud-based system you’ll have automatic updates to the latest version of the software with little to no down time. There’s no need to install updates or run them locally, it will all be taken care of for you, ensuring you stay up to speed, secure and always have access to the latest features being developed. We know sometimes organisations fear that not being in control of their updates might be risky, if features are launched or changed without their consent. What’s important to point out is that most modern SaaS platforms have proper feature flag systems which allows the customer to activate certain features when the time is right for them.
You’ll have better integrations. Whether these are integrations of different workforce management modules like forecasting and payroll to sit alongside scheduling and time management or third-party integrations, they are much easier to achieve in a public cloud environment. For instant, we have recently agreed a partnership with Scrive, the Nordic market leader in eSigning, where we can integrate this within Quinyx and greatly speed up the process of onboarding new employees.
You’ll be mobile-first. End user uptake and usage are one of the most important factors determining a successful workforce management implementation. Your average employee will pick their phone up more than 300 times a day. Most of us use our smartphones to run our lives. By having a presence in this environment through an app, you’ll be where your employees are, making your business (and them) more productive and more efficient.
You’ll have great UI and UX. From staring at green screens to having to go make a coffee while a screen loads, legacy systems are notorious for being complicated, clumsy and clunky. Solutions like Quinyx are built with the end user in mind, meaning they’re easy and intuitive to use. It means using them is always simple, easy and fun.
You’ll unlock the potential of big data. If you’re using a legacy system, you won’t be able to harness the power of big data. As you may have noticed the next big cloud trend all software providers work with is around big data, making use of large data sets to analyze patterns, draw conclusions and, ultimately, improve the user experience and make smart suggestions to the customers. As an example, Spotify’s hugely successful feature “Discover Weekly”, the playlist that magically adapts after your preferences, could only be produced by utilising the data from thousands of users, to track their individual music preferences as well as patterns between users that help propose the next tune. The large volume of data from millions of users help Spotify’s engineers to make clever conclusions around music preferences for you - the same type of smartness is being developed in business applications but relies on the cloud for it to be achieved.
If you’d like to find out more about the benefits of a SaaS solution compared to a legacy system then we’d love to speak to you.