Software as a Service, or SaaS, platforms are becoming our staple in our lives. Increasingly, people are relying on these tools to drive both their personal and professional lives. The trend towards great user experiences has really launched to the corporate world and how to improve the efficiency of their employees. Here are some of the apps that really stand out from the crowd.
Software as a Service, or SaaS platforms are becoming our staple in our lives. Increasingly, people are relying on these tools to drive both their personal and professional lives. The trend towards great user experiences has really launched to the corporate world and how to improve the efficiency of their employees. Here are some of the apps that really stand out from the crowd.
Rally - Project Management Software
Rally has quickly become the frontrunner in terms of Agile Development Software. Its scalable software allows larger corporations to develop in an agile environment and improve cycle time. Unlike other project management tools, Rally is incredibly easy to implement. The software has an air of simplicity, and easily transfers between collaboration, reviewing analytics and metrics, and offers strength in product and portfolio management.
Workday - Human Resource Management Information Systems
One of Workday’s goals is to revolutionize enterprise software, and the human interaction experience that people have with their applications. They have used an amazing user experience as a differentiator to compare themselves against other enterprise giants like Peoplesoft, Oracle, and SAP. Workday has migrated their technology to HTML5 for a faster, more reliable user experience. When upgrading their UI to version 21 back in January, they leveraged the insights of approximately 30 companies in varying industries. The new homepage uses drop-down menus to improve navigation and focus on simplicity. Another great feature is the “system of toggles”, which allows customers to add new features at their own pace.
Cornerstone onDemand- Talent Management Tool
Cornerstone onDemand is quickly becoming the leader in talent management and development, largely in part to their incredible user experience. The tool relies on innovative features such as social sourcing and collaborative hiring with essential tools. These tools include applicant management, onboarding, and onboarding, learning management and performance management all within one platform. The upgraded user interface (UI) offers a consistent look and feel across applications. Applicants can switch between applications on a mobile site and desktop to offer a true hiring omnichannel experience. Cornerstone’s innovative approach to talent management offers an efficient tool for potential applicants and employees and managers alike.
These apps will allow companies to take the employee experiences to the next level in the areas of expense management, human resource information systems, training and talent management and project management. I’m excited to see where the next year takes us.