Addressing the needs of human resources (HR) departments that support global workforces in real time, SAP AG has announced a series of new HR-based mobile apps to help managers and employees execute HR-based requests on-the-go.

The new mobile apps from SAP will increase employee and manager productivity while connecting people anyplace at anytime, empowering the always-on workforce with real-time mobile capabilities for performing a wide range of HR-related activities.

These activities include interviewing job candidates, managing employee performance, entering and approving leave requests and accessing corporate KPIs. The announcement was made at the HR Technology Conference and Exposition, being held inLas Vegas,Nevada, from October 3-5.

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The following new apps are planned for general availability in the fourth quarter of 2011:

SAP Manager Insight: will provide managers with quick access to HR data, reports and KPIs at anytime and facilitate collaboration on HR topics and capture follow-up actions.

SAP Interview Assistant: will allow managers to access documents, capture information during interviews and collaborate to act quickly during the hiring process.

The following apps, originally announced at SAPPHIRE 2011 and also planned for general availability in the fourth quarter of 2011, will allow organizations to mobilize HR processes instantly:

SAP Employee Lookup: will provide access to any employee’s details and organizational information residing in the SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) solution.

SAP Leave Request: will allow employees to create and review leave requests.

SAP Timesheet: will enable time entry to be captured immediately as work is performed.

SAP HR Approvals: will allow managers to approve employees’ HR-related requests.

SAP Manager Insight and SAP Interview Assistant will be available on Apple iPad, while the other apps will run on Apple iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. These apps are powered by Sybase Unwired Platform.

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About Rakesh Raman

Have extensive editorial, content management, and integrated communications experience and have worked as a senior tech journalist, analyst, and columnist with different newspapers, magazines, and Web/online properties in India.

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