The Impact of Enterprise Consumerization on the Contingent Workforce

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PRO Unlimited’s Senior Director of Product Marketing, Brad Martin, was recently featured in Pharma Tech Outlook providing his expert insights of the consumerized enterprise. He emphasized the need to understand that consumerization is the re-orienting and re-imagining of enterprise software away from “process driven design” and towards delivering a rich, enjoyable experience. What does that really mean? At the end of the day, enterprise users want the same experience they have in their personal lives with resources that are simple, intuitive, and provide seamless functionality.

Also, another key element is mobility. Users want a fully mobile platform granting them access to their tasks regardless of location. Being untethered to a desktop is critical to achieving efficiency and meeting one’s role requirements from anywhere, anytime.

Driving Innovation

These two areas (consumerization and mobility) are driving vendor management systems (VMS) innovation. VMS have been plagued by this lack of consumerization for years. Like many industries, the technology has historically suffered from a robotic and cumbersome approach to user interaction. More than ever, it is essential for enterprise software developers to understand and adapt to this trend to avoid becoming outdated.

Ultimately, there needs to be a synergy between enterprise processes and the ease-of-use that these systems deliver to both managers and contingent workers. Combining both mobile functionality and consumerized solutions will result in greater business outcomes across the enterprise.

Read the full article to get a more in-depth assessment of the changes occurring within enterprise software design; especially in the contingent workforce management space.

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