Shreveport, LA, January 11, 2021 — Automatic Payroll Systems, Inc. (APS), a provider of best-in-class workforce management technology, announced the release of Manager Self Service on its mobile app. These system enhancements simplify and automate staff-related tasks to reduce the burden placed on managers.
Last year challenged many managers to handle time and labor tasks in a remote setting. APS recognized the need for streamlined managerial functions on the go and began developing the Manager Self Service (MSS) side of its existing mobile application. Developed in-house on APS’ proprietary all-in-one platform, MSS mobile streamlines payroll and HR tasks for managers.
Actionable Alerts and Menus
The main menu provides an overview of the different MSS mobile sections, including:
Alerts, Approve Time Cards, Staff, Time Cards, Clock Status, Time Off Requests, Upcoming Dates, and Staff In Overtime. At any time, a manager can switch from Manager Self Service to employee self-service (ESS) mode.
Managers can view essential tasks on the Alerts page so they can take immediate action. This consolidated view allows managers to prioritize the following:
- Time-off requests
- Unapproved time cards
- Missed punches
- Unapproved time
- Time card comments
- Employees in overtime
- Upcoming dates (birthdays, anniversaries, and days off)
Time Card Changes, Clock Status, and Time Off Requests
Time Card Viewing and Editing
Managers can view and edit time cards in MSS mobile quickly without using a computer. Time cards are viewable for the current pay period or previous pay periods. Managers can also modify a time card for the current pay period before submitting it.
Time Card Approvals and Unapprovals
Managers can now view approved and unapproved time cards, and employees with no logged time. With the proper permissions, managers can also submit time on behalf of their teams.
The Clock Status Tab allows managers to view which employees are clocked in or out, on breaks, or at lunch. Clicking on an employee in this tab will display their shift, if applicable.
Time Off Requests
Managers can review all current time-off requests quickly and approve or deny them by logging into the Manager Self-Service desktop version.
Employee Information, Overtime, and Upcoming Dates
On the Staff screen, managers gain access to essential employee record information. Managers can view the following information by tapping on a specific employee:
- Info: Personal demographic information, such as address and phone numbers, and employee details such as hire date and base department.
- Contacts: Emergency contact information, including phone numbers.
- Time Off: Unapproved and approved time-off requests, as well as accrual balances.
To help leaders stay on track with labor costs, they can view a list of employees approaching or in overtime.
Managers can stay engaged with their workforce by viewing the Upcoming Dates tab. This information includes:
- Time Off
Additional Manager Self Service App Features
There are additional features available in MSS mobile:
- Missed Punches: Managers can view employee missed punches by tapping from either the Alerts menu or the main MSS mobile menu.
- Time Card Comments: Managers can open alerts and view comments employees leave on their time cards for better communication with their staff.
Streamlining Workforce Management On the Go
APS released these system developments to alleviate the burden placed on managers to handle their workforce tasks solely on a desktop. In the APS mobile app, Manager Self Service streamlines time and labor tasks for managers on the go, reducing the potential for errors and eliminating time-consuming processes.
The Future of the Manager Self Service App
MSS mobile is a reflection of APS’ mission to make payroll and HR easier for its clients. This release of Manager Self Service in our mobile app is part of our commitment to provide managers a greater connection with their workforce.
APS has a mission: to make payroll and HR easier. We provide our clients and partners with intuitive technology delivered with personalized service and support. Our unified solution is designed to simplify workforce management tasks. Process payroll in hours, not days. Automate HR workflows to be more strategic. Elevate the employee lifecycle with a single-system platform. We are APS, your workforce partner.
Businesses choose APS as their workforce partner because of our focus on the customer experience. As a result, we continually maintain 98% customer retention and satisfaction rates. For more information on APS and how we can help make payroll and HR easier for your business, visit https://www.apspayroll.com.