The increasing consumerization of the workforce, partnered with the need for immediate data access have helped fuel the growth of the mobile payroll application market. However, mobile payroll solutions have yet to be embraced by a majority of organizations; largely due to data confidentiality concerns and the immense processing requirements of payroll data. Still, with newer deployment models, the non-stop growth of tablets, multiple mobile device support and features such as in-memory applications, the allure of mobile payroll's anytime access, real-time transactions and instantaneous analytics offer what may be compelling benefits.
Payroll Mobile Solutions
While still nascent, mobile payroll software is poised to begin increasing at a significant pace. Thanks to key integration points with Employee Self-Service (ESS), timekeeping applications, Manager Self-Service (MSS), in-memory technology, and the ability to process payroll on-demand, on-premise only systems are becoming less of a necessity and more of a remnant of payroll systems of the past.
Starting with payroll in 1949, ADP has become one of the world leaders in the provision of business outsourcing solutions. So it is perhaps no surprise that they were among the first to offer a fully-featured mobile app allowing users to run their business’s payroll via a mobile device. Here we go over a brief review of RUN, ADP’s mobile payroll application.
SurePayroll are long-standing providers of online outsourced payroll services. Focussed exclusively on small businesses, since 2010 they have offered clients free mobile apps enabling business owners to run payroll on the move while providing employee self-service options for workers.
PayrollGuru are providers of online outsourced payroll services. However, they also field a pair of mobile payroll calculator apps for both employers and employees across several operating systems. Focused tightly on the basics of calculation, the apps allow users to take into account all state and federal taxes and produce an accurate net figure.
Mobile access is a core IT trend in all HR and business systems and payroll is no exception. And as a key driver of self-service adoption and usage, offering the functionality of mobile payroll is a strategy that can pay dividends. On a global deployment level though, maintaining mobile payroll consistency hinges on addressing the unique challenges of security, privacy and connectivity.
The mobile applications of Payroll and Benefits Administration are by all accounts in their hey-day. Yet, closer inspections of the functionalities that are being touted reveal that precious little new capabilities are truly being developed and sold. Looking at the mobility landscape for these administrative functions, it’s clear that serious innovation needs to occur just to live up to the hype.
With mobile payroll application choices broadening and adoption approaching majority proportions on a global level, organizations considering mobile deployment need to understand the current position regarding functionality and return on investment. Here we outline the 3 essential facts that organizations should well understand before deploying any mobile payroll application.
Mobile payroll is on the rise thanks to the ever-expanding availability of payroll applications that can perform an array of functions from simple records access to full-on payroll management. With mobility quickly becoming an essential facet of any modern workplace, we selected five vendors with offerings in the mobile payroll market to briefly highlight here.
Anytime, anywhere mobile access to payroll information is a still-rising trend in HR and payroll technology—often lagging behind CRM and Workforce Management applications. Nevertheless, as recent BusinessWeek research points out, mobile payroll is a fast-moving trend. Here, we delve into that Bloomberg report to offer specific mobile payroll data on six key industries.
The use of mobile applications is an emerging trend across all business and HR automation and it offers improved employee involvement and input to the payroll process. However, ‘going mobile’ carries some definite data security risks which must be mitigated before an organization can deploy with confidence.