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Considerations for Cloud Based and SaaS Employee Monitoring

by | Mar 28, 2016 | Other | 0 comments

Annual revenue from SaaS sales will soon reach $150 billion, and recent surveys indicate that over 80% of businesses plan to migrate parts or all of their business computing systems to the cloud in the next two years. Meanwhile, the technology for employee workplace monitoring, especially SaaS employee monitoring has literally exploded in the past decade.

“Push your business technology into the cloud and get back to focusing on your core competencies.” — Tom Cochran

This trend marks a huge challenge, as well as huge headaches, for CIO’s of large as well as smaller businesses. Within this family of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) based products, employee monitoring software is one of the most strategic – and at times, confusing items on HR shopping lists.

How Does SaaS Employee Monitoring Work & What Do I Need?

SaaS is typically licensed to the user on a subscription basis as an on demand product. On accounting books it’s easily listed as an operational cost, rather than a depreciating asset, thus adding to its attractiveness as a purchasing decision. When added to cost savings that companies enjoy thanks to the reduced maintenance requirements SaaS normally has from IT resources, the model’s benefits for client companies quickly become evident.

If your company is thinking about investing in SaaS based employee monitoring software here are a few things to consider:

  • Make sure you know the bandwidth requirements that you currently have as well as your future needs. Latency constraints can become a major problem for undersized systems when migrating functions to the cloud.
  • As with the integration of any new business tool and process, ensure you’ve allocated proper resources and enough time to accommodate adoption.
  • Employee monitoring solutions require Security, HR management, and IT teams to be working together. Be sure to manage expectations and assign responsibilities in order to avoid needless turf wars and “silo” mentality.
  • When monitoring employee performance, be sure you’re clear on the metrics and criteria you’re going to focus on, and once you’re pleased with outputs dedicate whatever resources are needed to automate the entire process.

Getting Started With Employee Monitoring Software

KnowIT is widely recognized as a leading employee computer monitoring suite that offers enough robustness and scalability to support enterprises with thousands of employees and devices. Delivery as SaaS ensures installation and licensing are easy to setup and manage.

If you’d like to know more, you can take a demo of KnowIT and see for yourself just how simple it is to use and implement.

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