Hello HCM experts,
In this post I want to give you an update on where we are at with our mobile strategy for HR and in particular what we have for Mobile analytics.
From a personal perspective I have to say that now that I use mobile apps for business, such as one that tracks my travel receipts, my life is much easier. It’s also nice to submit a request for my next vacation from my mobile phone when I’m on my last day of my current vacation 🙂
Working whenever and wherever I want eliminates a lot of stress and provides me with much more insight into every part of my job. I can work faster, better, and more efficiently, allowing me plenty of time to write blogs like this one 😉
And I am not the only one who has become more efficient. A study by Nectar Business found that an employee who has a mobile device works an average of 15 hours more per week, which adds up to 10 extra days a year. As we all have seen, the easier it is to access something, the more people will access it and the more productive they become, especially at work.
Mobile apps bring new efficiencies to talent management
The increased efficiency that mobile apps are bringing to business now extends to HR and the management of talent. There are mobile apps that help executives gain more insight into the talent on their teams while other apps help managers conduct performance reviews. These apps provide quantitative data that can be readily accessed in real or near-real time, helping people make faster and more effective fact-based talent decisions.
Every manager has HR activities that are a critical and necessary part of his or her job. These tasks sometimes feel tedious, because they seem to take valuable time away from more important (usually revenue related) work. Because of this, managers often are ill prepared when it’s time for an employee performance review. They often don’t have time to review assessment documents, so it’s a bit challenging to fully know which employee should be nominated as high potential during the talent review cycle.
Manage HR tasks anytime, anywhere
Mobile apps are now making it easier for managers to access key HR information everywhere and at any time. For instance, a manager could review all the data on his or her way to a talent meeting and be better prepared. The next time an employee approaches a manager in the hallway with an ad-hoc business question, the manager could simple access the data in question in real time. The employee and the manager can discuss talent scores, payment structures, or performance-related matters right then and there, saving them both a lot of time.
Management insights into strategic talent pools
Mobile apps are also highly beneficial for senior executives who can get keen insights into their workforce from company-wide aggregated data. They can get a strategic profile of the talent in the company by quickly identifying the key talents in the organization, who manages them, and if they are at risk of leaving. People can also examine how well their company is complying with HR policies. For instance, executives can do an analysis on how many females and minorities are employed in the company. All this data can be at their fingertips at the point where key business decisions are made, whether at the airport, at home on the coach, or in the office on the way to a meeting.
HR also needs access to talent-related data as well. With insight into any appropriate HR metrics, the HR staff can immediately bring managers up to speed about individual employees and other pertinent talent-related issues in the organization.
SAP Manager Insight Mobile App
The SAP Manager Insight mobile app provides managers and HR business partners with complete employee profiles. Managers can now see aggregated HR metrics, with comprehensive data on administrative, organizational management, compensation, and talent information. Plus, they can drill down into the organization and zero in on specific departments. To increase efficiency, managers can save different views with their preferences for faster tracking of issues and follow up. People can then explore the exact same view a few days later with updates on any progress made since the initial request.
SAP Manager Insight can pull in data directly from the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse application. This means that there is a huge metric library of content available that can be linked to the app to get insight in all operational and strategic HR processes.
Check the following mock up for the analytics capabilities.
The manager can drill down along the organizational structure to zero in on areas of interest. The KPI’s and analytics that are provided to your management are fully flexible and can be customized according to management’s need.
Which metrics are visualized is fully customizable. The same flexibility is applicable to the employee profile set up. Check the following mock up for an overview of the employee profile in Manager Insight:
The employee profile displayed here is fully customizable so that managers are equipt with all information they need to know.
To see how SAP Manager Insight can help improve your productivity with HR-related tasks, watch this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztsyysKYliU
Other mobile apps for HR
SAP now offers a wide variety of HR mobile apps, including ones for employee lookup, leave request, timesheets, and interview assistant. To see all of our mobile solutions for human resources, click here. http://www.sap.com/solutions/technology/enterprise-mobility/hr-apps.epx
To see how SAP Manager Insight and other SAP mobile apps for HR work together, watch this video featuring SAP customer, Vodafone. You’ll see how SAP is making make people’s lives simpler and more productive.
Ready for SAP mobile apps?
To get your SAP mobile apps up and running, you’ll need to have a secure infrastructure in place that blocks unauthorized people (both internal and external) from accessing information they are not allowed to see. You’ll also want an infrastructure that provides a secure data exchange between your existing SAP software and your employees’ mobile devices. You can find this infrastructure in the SAP Mobile Platform. It allows organizations to manage all devices remotely with the SAP Afaria mobile device management and security solution. The SAP Mobile Platform also provides a development platform that helps customers build their own apps.
You’ll find that SAP mobile apps are delivered on multiple platforms, which helps support customers ‘bring-your-own-device’ (BYOD) strategies.
Explore the SAP mobile solutions for human resources and you’ll find you have more time for your employees and your work – as well as for vacations and blog writing!
I hope that I have provided you with enough insight to unwire yourself and your HR organization