Getting under the Workforce Central 8 hood
Yesterday around 9AM I received this email titled Get a look under the hood of Workforce Central 8. The email layout is beautiful. It’s all HTML-ly, and it goes easy on the tech buzzwords. Yeah, it does say “intuitive,” but hey, software providers have been calling their interfaces intuitive since Apple did that Orwellian “1984” TV commercial in uh, 1984. It’s a funny thing because people “intuit,” computer interfaces don’t, but that’s not important right now. Let’s just say we could have replaced “intuitive” with “easy to use.”
I’m no product expert, so they don’t actually let me “under the hood,” but they tell me what’s there, so I can tell you a little of what you’ll see demonstrated in our live webinar on June 10th, Workforce Central 8: Managing without Limits:
- User-experience – Users will notice improvement to key screens such as Timecards, Genies, Scheduling, and Activities, with all new functionality done in HTML5. Plus, most existing functionality in Workforce Central 8 is also in HTML5, if you know what I’m saying…
- Genies – With new HTML5 genies, users can now easily group, filter and summarize data as if it had first been exported to a spreadsheet, but now doesn’t have to be!
- Time Travel – OK, not time travel, but employees and supervisors will save time with historical timecard corrections!
- Online Help – These improvements make it much easier for users to find the information they need where they need it. Users now have the option to search by asking a question, such as “How do I approve a timecard?”
- Mobile Employee Self-Service – Employees can modify their time including adding/removing punches, hours by pay code, plus comments and notes. Employees with project based timecards can track and edit their time against different projects.
I do have another car analogy for you: Car as a Service (CaaS). CaaS is being picked up by a limo, and that’s just like Workforce Central Software as a Service (SaaS). All you have to do is ride.