If there's one frontier in the enterprise that hasn't yet gone mobile, it's the all-important intranet and the many timely internal files shared there with employees — but theCOMMSapp is hoping to change that.
The company's new cloud-based mobile solution, theEMPLOYEEapp, is designed to improve communication between corporations and employees, many of whom spend more time outside of the office than they do at their desks. The native application platform securely integrates with the enterprise active employee directory and allows companies to push documents, audio and video directly to their employee's iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones and tablets.
theEMPLOYEEapp securely integrates with a company's active employee directory and can be ready for employees to download in less than a month. Even better, the platform does not require corporate network or systems integration. Enterprises that subscribe to theEMPLOYEEapp receive three development platforms for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices.
theEMPLOYEEapp features a robust user interface and easy-to-use content management system. It offers secure authentication of all employees using the app, and when workers are no longer employed by the company and removed from the database, they are no longer able to access the application. IT can restrict access of specific content to defined groups within employee database. With theEMPLOYEEapp, enterprises can host unlimited documents and multi-media files; stream live events and make content viewable offline; send push notifications when new content is published to the app; and leverage advanced analytics to track employee usage.
"In speaking with hundreds of corporate communications professionals, a common theme exists," said Jeff Corbin, CEO of theCOMMSapp. "Since more and more employees are on the road, are permitted to work remotely and are not tied to a desk and desktop computer, they find it very difficult to ensure that important company information is received simultaneously and in a timely fashion. Moreover, these professionals are aware that ineffective communications and a disengaged workforce leads to lost revenue. A recent Gallup Organization study found that poor engagement cost businesses nearly $550 billion per year (in the U.S. alone)."
He added, "As we all know, over the past few years the mobile device has quickly become the one thing that everyone has in common. It is the only means – especially given the creation of native apps by Apple and Google – that allows for the instantaneous push of content and enables a direct connection with those who have downloaded an app. Since our founding two years ago, many Fortune 100 companies have embraced our communications platform. theEMPLOYEEapp extends the reach of our solution to support and strengthen the relationship between employer and employees."