App Showcase Telework App

Kiefer’s team of Modern Workplace consultants are experienced business analysts that work collaboratively with clients to help customers solve business challenges and improve processes. The Telework App is just one example of what Kiefer can build using Microsoft PowerApps.

Last year, as organizations began to experiment with hybrid work options, many struggled with being able to manage the remote workforce. In many cases, organizations were unclear on who was working on-site, who was off-site, when users would be logging in, and when users would be logging off. To establish some guidelines for remote work, many organizations in both the public and private sector created telework agreements and policies.

The Telework App is a workflow automation framework built within Microsoft PowerApps

Kiefer consultants recognized these challenges and built a framework that could be used to improve the process of managing telework. The Telework App was designed to collect data and leverage Azure Active Directory (AD) to populate forms, like STD 200, the form that is required from State of California employees that will be working remotely. Azure AD fills in critical employee related information, and the employee can fill out specifics related to their work preferences. The form is then automatically routed to the employee’s supervisor for approval.

Users can quickly designate work style preference in the app. The app takes all of the users data and populates the necessary forms and routes the forms for approval and signature

Since the data is collected using the app, organizations have better visibility to telework data, statistics, trends, office capacity, and more. The app also helps to ensure compliance with state’s telework policy. This information can be used to build intuitive dashboards that can offer real-time reporting.

Power BI dashboards enable executives to quickly assess the impacts of telework

The Telework App is just one example of how PowerApps can take a critical process and remove a lot of complexity. This enables your organization to focus on the data. Any process that requires data collection, routing, approval, and electronic signatures can be simplified with tools like Microsoft PowerApps.

If your organization is looking to learn more about workplace modernization and workflow optimization and automation, contact us to see a PowerApps demo. If the Telework App interests you and you’d like to learn more, check out the App Showcase. If  you’d like to see a demo of the Telework App, let us know.


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