Businesses ‘neglecting app benefits’

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Employees using apps in the workplace report that using mobile technology saves them almost an hour-and-a-half a week, a survey by cloud-based provider webexpenses claims. Over half (53%) said this is down to apps enabling them to do work on the go, and 43% said that mobile apps cut down on time spent on admin.

Task management apps are UK employees’ favourite mobile tool, chosen by 44% of workplace app users. This is followed by travel apps (33%) and networking apps such as LinkedIn (26%).

Despite this, 42% of app users do not use the tools at work and 34% of those said they can’t see any benefit in doing so.

Michael Richards, chairman of webexpenses, commented: “The findings from our research reveal an interesting disparity when it comes to how individuals utilise mobile apps across both their personal and professional lives. 38% of the mobile app users who responded to our survey said that using apps enhances their personal life and almost half (49%) say apps save them time; yet millions of people still aren’t reaping the benefits of using apps in the workplace.

“I’d encourage everyone – employers and employees – to consider how they can make sure they don’t get left behind in the mobile app revolution. Whether it’s for keeping in touch with clients or managing expenses, mobile apps save people valuable time and hassle and that means they can focus their resource on more productive and less frustrating tasks.”

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