Fundamentally, business is all about making money. Simply put, increase revenues and reduce costs – and you most likely will be able to keep your company running. But in the modern hi-tech world, the true business success is hardly possible without exercising a data-driven approach in various processes within your venture. Employee monitoring is one of them.
An American market and business analyst Arthur C. Nielsen once said: "The price of light is less than the cost of darkness." The core behind these words is that collecting and analyzing data is well worth the cost. Today, when gathering, measuring and analyzing all possible metrics is arguably the most important part of any business, we surely can apply Nielsen's words to employee monitoring.
Over an extended period, this sphere was limited to checking clock in and out time. Nowadays, it's focused mostly on employees' productivity and data security. Because staff wasting time and causing security breaches is the employer's waste of money.
According to a 2016 University of Nevada study, employees using working hours for non-work activities costs U.S. companies as much as $85 billion a year. As discovered by CareerBuilder.com, adverse consequences of wasting time at work include:
Of course, there are cons of monitoring employees' activities and interactions, too. If used in the wrong manner, some types of employee monitoring can be deemed illegitimate and violate workers' privacy. It also must be taken into consideration that for some jobs (mostly, creative ones), distraction is kind of 'operational need.' Then, a brief look at social media feed or chat with a co-worker about the last episode of popular show is just a method to chill and 'reboot' the brain before focusing on the current task again. In such cases, too strict monitoring may stress the employee out and damage relationship between him and his boss. In the vast majority of other instances, employee monitoring increasingly makes business sense.
Today, employers use different software for employee monitoring and content filtering on in-house computers and laptops. But mobile devices are often out of sight. In times, when remote work becomes mainstream and even glasses can access the Internet, monitoring staff members' mobile devices must be in the spotlight.
Pumpic is a legal mobile software designed for comprehensive remote monitoring of smartphones and tablets. The app's implementation is fast and simple; using it is secure and very easy by courtesy of intuitive interface. Once set up, Pumpic is ready to show how your staff uses devices and the Internet. It also provides you with the ability to tweak individual permissions for employees of different rank or access level. Depending on the solution you choose, Pumpic lets you manage the target device and applications limits. Here is the list of the most demanded features that make things easier for any employer:
Pumpic is available for both most popular mobile operating systems – iOS and Android. Apart from being meant for different platforms, there is another key difference between these solutions. While the iOS solution is based on iCloud monitoring and doesn't require app installation, for Android, you must install the app on the target device and need to root it. Let's have a closer look at Pumpic solutions and their monitoring capabilities:
iOS (iCloud) Solution
Simple yet powerful, this solution is compatible with iOS versions up to 10+ and requires minimum technical hassle.
The iOS (iCloud) solution provides the optimal balance between monitoring the most important data and technical simplicity.
Works with Android versions up to 6.0.1. Allows broad online messaging monitoringplus e-mail and Facebook.
A powerful solution to keep track of any activity on rooted Android phones and remotely manage devices or apps.
Thanks to its comprehensive functionality, Pumpic provides businesses with extensive employee monitoring data. Companies then can turn this valuable information into actionable insights to increase staff's productivity, prevent financial losses, and minimize risks of security breaches. The full monitoring reports by Pumpic are available in the web-based Control Panel that can be accessed at any time via any Internet browser. Besides communication tracking information from the target device, in the CP you can view multimedia files, contacts, calendar, notes, etc.
Also, you can take advantage of a designated free Control Panel App (CP App). It was developed both for iOS and Android aiming to simplify on-the-go monitoring. To avoid information piling, the CP App's functionality is limited to displaying only the most important tracking data – call and text logs, browsing history, contacts, and location.
Scroll down to check the full list of Pumpic solutions monitoring features and subscription plans.
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iCloud monitoring features
Android monitoring features
As shown above, using a designated software to track employees' activity or location is highly advisable to increase staff productivity and reduce security risks. But one must remember that employee monitoring – if performed improperly – may cause frictions between the organization and the workers. That's why getting yourself acquainted with the best practices of overseeing employees' mobile devices below is crucial to doing it the right way and achieve the most advantageous results.
By following tips and hints described above and using Pumpic monitoring software, you'll get the ability to oversee and control your employees' activities on mobile devices in such a way that will benefit your business and won't deliver troubles to your staff.
“My duties include ensuring that all our employees follow company's acceptable device use policy for security reasons and workflow optimization to keep staff's productivity at a high level. Pumpic proved to be a very effective tool to help me cope with those tasks. Wish they could add more functions to the iCloud solution. But anyway, it gave valuable insights to improve processes inside the company. Thanks, Pumpic! Highly recommended.”
“I'm running a small family business with a dozen of employees. My primary concerns are spending less, earning more, and keeping it rolling. I work my fingers to the bone to meet these goals, and I expect my staff does the same. Thanks to Pumpic, I know who and when needs an additional 'motivation' to stop wasting my money at work. The app provides great functionality for the cost.”
“Customer representative is not the most fascinating and captivating job out there. That's why keeping staff focused on getting the job done (and done good) is a real challenge. Especially, when various online distractions are just a click away. Blocking some sites and social networks helps, but not entirely. Pumpic helps me to keep employees' productivity and, as a result, customer satisfaction at a proper level.”