Asure Software Predicts Mobilization, Globalization and Technology are top
Factors That Will Influence Workplace Management Strategies in 2014
Asure CEO says effective strategies to address workplace trends can help
organizations to manage top operational expenditures more effectively and
prepare for the workplace of future
AUSTIN, Texas -- January 27, 2014
Asure Software (Nasdaq:ASUR), a leading provider of workplace management
solutions, today shared its perspectives on three key factors that will drive
workplace strategies in 2014: mobilization, globalization and technology.
“Organizations are constantly striving to more effectively manage their
largest expenditures, which typically are labor, real estate and technology,”
said Asure CEO Pat Goepel. “Three general areas are driving dramatic changes
in the workplace landscape: mobilization, globalization and technology. By
focusing on the trends occurring in these areas, business leaders are
successfully transforming what are typically their largest expenses into a
Goepel shared perspectives and related trends in each area:
*Trend Area #1 - Mobilization: IDC projects that 1.3 billion workers
worldwide will be mobile by 2015, which affects organizations in many
ways. “The workforce is becoming increasingly transient, decentralized and
global. Telecommuting continues to grow and most organizations now offer
or allow it, whether formally or informally, to support retention and
recruitment strategies,” Goepel said. A Harris Interactive 2012 study
found that one in three employees rank the ability to work from home
higher than perks such as company cars.
The dynamics of an increasingly mobile workforce also are impacting physical
office space demands. With growing numbers of mobile workers who no longer
need a “permanent home” at the office, and the traditional “office backpack”
(cubicle/office space, landline, desktop) costing employers about
$10,000-15,000 per year, business leaders are motivated to right-size and
optimize space. For example, many organizations are moving from assigned space
to shared space approaches for mobile staff, and providing more collaboration
spaces where staff can gather for ad hoc working sessions, and using space
scheduling systems to ensure workers can access and reserve space when they
“Today’s workforce is increasingly demanding flexibility and agility to work
when and where they need -- out of the office confines and into the world
where customers and prospects are living and business is being conducted --
and empowerment to do more for themselves,” said Goepel.
*Trend Area #2 - Globalization: The statistics on globalization are hard to
ignore: 96 percent of the world’s population is outside of the U.S. and
more than half of the country’s gross domestic product comes from the Asia
Pacific region. More than 82,000 companies and 800,000 subsidiaries are
multinational. “Businesses are increasingly looking outside of the U.S.
for market opportunities. As employees and customers become dispersed
globally, organizations must find ways to collaborate and operate more
effectively and seamlessly,” Goepel explained.
*Trend Area #3 - Technology: “Smart companies are building their technology
strategies to support today’s mobilized workforce and the technologies
they use,” said Goepel.
A 2013 Forrester study reported “anytime, anywhere workers” in the U.S. and
Europe grew from 15 percent to 29 percent of employees between 2011 and 2012,
and 905 million tablets will be in use for work and home globally by 2017.
Silicon India recently reported that the number of active cell phones will
reach 7.3 billion by 2014.
Organizations are increasingly turning to The Cloud, which facilitates
mobility and agility by providing anytime/anywhere access that frees workers
from the constraints of office-based networks. Cloud access also removes the
disruptions and barriers that can limit employee productivity and leave mobile
workers feeling isolated and disengaged. It enables them to access the same
tools that are available at the physical office location and provides all
employees with access to the same information at the same time.
Organizations also are adapting to increased mobility and global trends with
support for BYOD strategies and technology solutions such as mobile apps. In
fact, a 2012 Cisco study found that 89 percent of IT departments enable BYOD
strategies in some form. “With advancements in facial recognition and
geolocation technologies, employees can now use their mobile devices as a
timeclock, organizations can reduce costly time fraud, and supervisors can
more effectively track and manage remote staff,” Goepel noted.
To learn more about Asure Software and workplace management predictions and
insights for 2014, download the company’s infographic at
About Asure Software
Asure Software, Inc., (Nasdaq:ASUR) headquartered in Austin, Texas, offers
cloud-based time and labor management and workspace management solutions that
enable businesses to control their biggest costs – labor, real estate
andtechnology – and prepare for the workforce of the future in a highly
mobile, geographically disparate and technically wired work environment. Asure
serves approximately 6,000 clientsworldwide and currently offers two main
product lines: AsureSpace™ workplace management solutions enable organizations
to maximize the ROI of their real estate, and AsureForce® ^ time and labor
management solutions deliver efficient management of human resource and
payroll processes. For more information, please visitwww.asuresoftware.com
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Jennifer Roth, Vice President of Marketing
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