Consumerized VMS with New SOW Management Module Arrives with 5th-Gen Wand

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The Arrival of Consumerized VMS

There is a dramatic change happening in enterprise software design. The chasm between the consumer and enterprise experience is quickly closing. Enterprise users demand the same experiences they have in their personal lives. Consumerized enterprise solutions extend user experiences found in the world’s leading consumer applications to the business.[1]

For too long, enterprise software developers have not made user experience a top priority. But this mindset is quickly changing. End users want solutions that are intuitive and easy to use, while delivering functionality that meets their business requirements and are available on any device. In parallel, developers recognize that improved usability multiplies the business value of the solution. As a result, enterprises are redesigning their technology solutions to more closely resemble consumer applications. These solutions remove friction points and barriers, making the user experience both seamless and highly optimized.

Consumerized Wand VMS for the Enterprise

For too long, enterprise software developers have not made user experience a top priority. But this mindset is quickly changing. End users want solutions that are intuitive and easy to use, while delivering functionality that meets their business requirements and are available on any device. In parallel, developers recognize that improved usability multiplies the business value of the solution. As a result, enterprises are redesigning their technology solutions to more closely resemble consumer applications. These solutions remove friction points and barriers, making the user experience both seamless and highly optimized.

The new homepage of Wand is designed so that action items appear in an easy-to-navigate format with streamlined workflows.

PRO sought to tear down these silos and provide enterprise-wide transparency by building connections and managing the processes between all of the different contingent workforce stakeholders. This was all done with a focus on striking a practical balance between the legal complexities enterprises face and their need to attract top-notch contingent talent.

While the marketplace has changed over the years—from new business requirements and technologies to additional regulations—PRO’s vision and mission have remained the same. We believe that with the right contingent workforce management processes and systems, organizations can realize tangible business outcomes.

The new homepage of Wand is designed so that action items appear in an easy-to-navigate format with streamlined workflows. Managers are guided in terms of next steps and can quickly and easily pinpoint what requires their immediate attention—everything from open postings, to project extensions, to new quotes and candidates. The embedded calendar provides them with a full view of everything that is due and pending action on their part. Further, managers have full access and visibility into their workforce and projects and the ability to drill down into the details of each one in a click.

Another factor that went into the development of the latest release of Wand is the need to enable faster and more intelligent decision-making. Tapping visualizations and fully configurable reports, the new Wand platform empowers managers to make contextualized talent management decisions that drive data-driven business outcomes. Managers seeking to understand the distribution of contingent headcount per location, fluctuations of workers over a specified month-to-month timeframe, or active headcount by job category can access that information through interactive dashboard visualizations.

Entirely New SOW Management Module

Recognizing that SOW spend and utilization is both a growing opportunity and risk for many enterprises, we included a completely new SOW management module is included with the Wand release. This new SOW management module is a robust, feature-rich addition that makes SOW projects easier than ever to manage.

The new SOW management module is a robust, feature-rich addition that makes SOW projects easier than ever to manage.

It includes a request-for-information (RFI) module that managers can configure to their requirements, customizing the questions to reflect the particular requirements of the respective project. When vendors submit their RFI responses with their quotes, managers can score the RFI responses, evaluate and compare quotes and RFI responses, and eventually select the one that best matches their business requirements.

The SOW management module also enables suppliers to enhance and update their profiles. As a result, they are able to better market themselves and their core strengths and capabilities. Additionally, managers can now reject supplier quotes and provide a reason for the rejection, thus allowing suppliers to restructure their quotes and resubmit them for consideration.

Experience the Consumerized Wand VMS

Readers interested in finding out more about our 5th-generation Wand VMS release can check out the press release or product data sheet. Or schedule a hands-on demo today by completing a Demo Request Form or contacting us at information@prounlimited.com or 1-800-291-1099.

[1] Jon Kolko, “Make Enterprise Software People Actually Love,” Harvard Business Review, February 12, 2015.

Ted is the SVP of Product Development at PRO Unlimited.

Disclaimer: The content in this blog post is for informational purposes only and cannot be construed as specific legal advice or as a substitute for legal advice. The blog post reflects the opinion of PRO Unlimited and is not to be construed as legal solutions and positions. Contact an attorney for specific advice and guidance for specific issues or questions.

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