App usage grew by 19% in 2020 and continues to rise, how can your practice benefit?
In 2020 as people stayed at home and every aspect of our lives went online, mobile apps became more important than ever. In the second quarter of 2020 there was a total of nearly 38 billion app downloads globally; a 32% increase when compared to the last quarter of 2019. Database company Statista are predicting that in 2025 the yearly number of apps downloaded will rise to 230 billion. So, with app usage accelerated by the pandemic and as it is predicted to rise in the coming years, how can your practice leverage the power of the mobile app?
Giving your clients the option of adopting new technology that can help their business run smoother, such as a mobile app, adds a whole new component to the services you offer. One type of app you can offer your clients is one which improves employer and employee communication while also taking care of HR tasks. Offering this new technology to your clients can allow your practice to attract and retain customers while gaining an advantage over the competition.
If you already process payroll for your clients, this service can be enhanced by implementing the use of an employee mobile app into their businesses. BrightPay Payroll software’s cloud add-on BrightPay Connect includes an employee self-service app BrightPay Connect works by giving your clients access to their own self-service employer dashboard. From the dashboard, they have access to the tools they need to perform a number of payroll and HR related tasks. From the online portal, your clients will have the power to run payroll reports, view amounts due to HMRC, view payslips and other employee documents and enter and approve payroll information. So not only will BrightPay Connect help their businesses run smoother but it can also help streamline the payroll process between you and your clients.
Once your client is set up with a BrightPay Connect account, your clients’ employees can easily download the free employee app for both Android and iOS devices. From the self-service app, employees will have 24/7 online access where they can:
- View or download all new and historic payslips
- View or download personal and company-wide employee documents
- Update contact details e.g., home address
- Request annual leave and view all leave taken and leave remaining
While both you and your clients will benefit from having a decreased workload. Your client’s employees will also benefit from using the employee app. Visit our client hub page which is a great resource to inform your clients on the benefits of BrightPay Connect.
Book a BrightPay Connect demo today to learn more about how offering your clients the use of the BrightPay employee app is a great way to show you are a business that keeps up with the latest technology trends, allowing you to stay ahead of the competition.
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