Mobile App improvements for TEAM functionality please...

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I am requesting that the App allow for the team functionality/calendar that I get on my desktop site on my mobile App 

It appears to be limited to adding time off for myself and maybe approving current requests.  Before I approve a request, I always find it helpful to view the team/company calendar to see who else is off at the same time.

Also, we don't allow all employees to enter their own time off, plus if they are off sick, it is usually the boss that enters that time in.  The functionality to book time-off on behalf of your direct reports through Replicon Mobile app is not available.  This is unfortunate in today's mobile world where we are not always at our desks.

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Michael

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Posted 3 years ago

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Aashnee Kamboj, Community Moderator

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Hi Michael,

We understand your concern. We will have this idea forwarded internally to our mobile development team and will update the thread in case of any progress.

Thanks,
Aashnee
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Michael

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I thought I would drop a note in here to request an update as it appears that nothing has been done in over a year. Perhaps this is just a lack of communication and lots of work has been done.

As mentioned in my original post, supervisors are not always at their desks and not all staff of our are entering in their own requests so there is a significant functionality gap between the web-based solution and the very limited functionality of the app. When a staff member calls in sick, even if they have the ability to enter their own entry, that is likely the last thing on their mind. Timeliness is always critical for these types of entries so they are not overlooked or forgotten in the busyness of everyday life.

Then there is the calendar view! Who else is away? Does this vacation request work with the rest of the team? Is there any overlap? The App does not tell us that. We need to login to a computer to view that.

It would be appreciated if Replicon could communicate a timeline and a strategy to close the functionality gap between APP and web-based. Isn't the whole world gearing more and more towards apps and away from web-based technology?

Thanks!

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Charlene Eriksen, Product Manager

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Hi Michael, 

My team has let me know you were looking for an update on this item. I apologize for the lack of response to your previous post - we are certainly extremely long overdue on getting back to you!

I definitely can see the value in what you are looking for and I agree that more and more tasks are being done via mobile apps. Providing managers more capabilities for managing their teams and making educated approval decisions makes sense and is on our long-term backlog. That being said, unfortunately we aren't able to provide a timeline at the moment as there are other big projects in the works currently.

Thanks,
Charlene
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Michael

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Wow. I don't even know what to say. Three years ago I post a suggestion that no one has pushed back as to its merit and add much needed functionality. I will officially say that the App in its current state is pretty much useless for running staff, departments, or organizations - I might as well delete it.

In three years, there were always other projects and priorities. This improvement has never even made it to a queue. I am sure that there have been lots of improvements to the various product lines over time. Unfortunately, with us only using WTO, we have seen little or no improvements. As such, Replicon might as well reply and say, "Great idea, but improving the App will never happen. We will stop pretending that this improvement is a possibility as we always find something more important to work on." I am not offended. Shoot down the suggestion. But please don't pretend that this improvement is going to happen at some point. The App is dead.