Sage Pastel to launch mobile payslip app in Kenya
Posted Thursday, May 24 2012 at 13:33
Sage Pastel, a global business management solutions maker has announced that it will launch its pioneer mobile-based human resource application in the Kenyan market beginning July this year.
The firm said it is currently developing an SMS-based app as well as solutions compatible with operating systems for mobile devices such as Android and Windows for its payslip solutions that will see employees access their pay statements via mobile phones.
The text based solution for its payroll system dubbed Sage VIP will be made available to firms in Kenya in July and smartphone versions as well as an for iPad users will unveiled in October.
“The need for mobility, and the ability to access and send information on the go, has significantly increased over the last decade”, said Mr Steven Cohen, the managing director of Sage Pastel last week at an event to highlight new products the firm expects to launch in the East African market.
“We are currently testing the systems,” he said.
The app will enable subscriber firms have their employees get alerts when their pay has been processed and view payslips on their mobile phones; adding a fresh utility service for Kenya’s more than 28 million mobile phone subscribers.
The firm, which aims to upgrade its Nairobi office opened in January this year into a regional hub, has moved to take advantage of the country’s high mobile penetration rate which is currently estimated that seven out of every 10 Kenyans has a mobile phone.
The m-based human resource app for smart phone users and hand-held devices like tablets known as Pastel evolution mobile will not only feature the payroll but will also incorporate business management tools such as leave application, recording overtime hours, updating personal employee information integrated with a feedback mechanism between employers and their staff.
“We believe that the Kenyan market has been ready for this technology, which is why we have to adapt to market changes, customer requirements and technology,” the firm said.
A mobile-based HR solution will complement current softwares that include e-payslip alerts through electronic mail.
The app will enable subscriber firms have their employees get alerts when their pay has been processed and view payslips on their mobile phones.