According to Webopedia, BYOD (Bring your own device ) refers to employees who bring their own computing devices – such as smartphones, laptops and PDAs – to the workplace for use and connectivity on the corporate network.
Employees want to have the ability to work anywhere using their own device. Work flexibility is one of the key elements required in order to recruit good talent and increase employee retention.
Companies are reporting a reduction in employee turnover because BYOD and work shifting are able to bring more employee satisfaction, compared to any other motivational strategies that companies have traditionally implemented.
Employees prefer close workplace proximity and people generally choose their work based on commuting time and convenience, so working from home or anywhere else other than the office can lead to a tremendous boost in satisfaction.
A particularly good way to protect your company’s data is to implement a virtual environment within the device. Employees can work and access all relevant data, but no data is ever actually saved within the device; both applications and data are cloud based, with the device simply serving as a portal.
According to a recent study in Gartner: “By 2017, half of bosses will require workers to supply their own device for work purposes, while 38 per cent believe they will stop supplying devices to staff by 2016.”
Natalie Williams, Marketing Coordinator, WebSan Solutions Inc., a Canadian Certified Microsoft Partner
WebSan Solutions Inc., Largest Canadian Cloud Dynamics GP Partner announced the latest release of its Time and Expense portal for Dynamics GP.
Working with Microsoft Dynamics GP for many years has given WebSan the opportunity to help clients overcome many business challenges. Their latest Time and Expense Portal continues to allow Dynamics GP users to enter time and expenses anytime, anywhere without the typical limitations of Microsoft's Business Portal solution.
Some of the key features that are now included in the latest release are the following:
- Seamless integration with Dynamics GP database
- Process timesheets and expenses in an easy to use, web-based format
- Handle Canadian VAT (value added tax) and US taxes seamlessly
- Automatic approval workflows for time and expense submission based on $ limits
- Track days off, holiday and vacation time
- Purchase requisition approval module
- Internal reporting for timesheet status, expense reports and history
- Works with on-premise or Cloud-deployed Dynamics GP
- SQL Report viewer with self-managed security and ability to export to Word, Excel, PDF or Images
- Built in user messaging
To see WebSan’s Time and Expense portal in action click the link:
“Business Portal could never handle Canadian VAT taxes for us. We constantly had to modify expense reports in PDK in order to properly account for the taxes. WebSan’s Time and Expense portal has completely eliminated manual intervention and streamlined our expense management process immensely!” – Controller, Canadian Software service provider.