The rise of smartphones and how bureaus can react to this trend
14th Oct 2019
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If you’re looking for the exact year smartphones took off in the UK, the best guess is probably 2008. The iPhone and Android had just launched in the UK market, while only 17% of people owned a smartphone. Fast forward to now, and that figure has risen to 78%, and 95% among 16-24 year-olds, according to Ofcom. And the smartphone is more than a device, it’s practically an extension of our limbs.
The average adult now checks their smartphones, on average, every 12 minutes of the waking day. Two-in-five adults (40%) first look at their phone within five minutes of waking up, climbing to 65% of those aged under 35. Alongside the smartphone’s rise is the app. Ten years on from Apple’s famous ‘There’s an app for that’ campaign, there truly is an app for just about anything. That’s because consumers are comfortable with using their phones to complete important tasks.
For payroll bureaus, it’s important that whatever software they use complements this trend toward smartphone and app usage. That’s why BrightPay has developed a smartphone and tablet app, so employees can access their data wherever, whenever.
BrightPay’s employee app is available with BrightPay Connect. For employers and HR Managers, the user-friendly portal will streamline payroll processing while reducing the number of payroll queries from employees.
Meanwhile for employees, the app introduces powerful features on the move, with secure access using their smartphone or tablet. The employee payroll app is available to download for free on any Android or iOS device.
This app is BrightPay’s own proprietary one. It’s not an add-on, or a third-party provider: it’s us. With the GDPR, you need to know where and how your client's data is being stored. If this data is strewn among different suppliers, it’s simply harder to keep tabs. Convenience and data security don’t need to be at odds, and with BrightPay’s employee smartphone app, you get the best of both worlds.
We’ve only covered one example of how BrightPay Connect can help you become more efficient. But there’s so much more on offer. Download our free guide today to discover more ways that BrightPay Connect can help you.