– Best of breed absence management solution Appogee Leave extends to Microsoft, Lotus and beyond –
Bracknell, UK. 17 June 2014: Software-as-a-Service specialist, Appogee, has announced it is extending the availability of its flagship online absence management solution, Appogee Leave to all organisations whichever calendaring application they use. Appogee Leave empowers managers and employees to manage requests and approvals of all types of absence, including holiday and sickness through a SaaS application and mobile client.
Launched in 2011, and initially designed to integrate with Google Apps, the Appogee Leave user base has grown to over 20,000 users across 400 customers and in 46 countries in less than three years and is now the No. 1 HR and calendaring application in the Google Apps Marketplace. As cloud adoption has matured, an increasing number of companies using Microsoft Outlook, Office 365, Lotus Notes and other systems, have been asking to gain access to the SaaS application which is proving so popular with Google Apps users.
Appogee Leave is a simple and intuitive online booking system for employees to request annual leave, log all types of absence and sickness as well as track their remaining allowance. Automated notifications enable managers to approve or reject requests in one click whilst the application gives them visibility of absences for their whole team. On demand reporting also helps HR Managers to reduce administrative burden, monitor absence requests and identify problem absenteeism.
The new release now supports calendar integration for any system with iCal support and a responsive web design supporting all modern browsers and tablets. Appogee Leave is available immediately on a free 14 day online trial at www.appogeehr.com .
“At the moment, our statistics show that, growing very rapidly, currently around 6% of mid-market businesses are currently using Google Apps for Business in the UK. Providing support for any calendar system whether cloud or on-premise means the available customer base is increased 15 fold. Our market analysis, the strength of our trial conversion rate and high customer satisfaction indicates that we could grow our sales by a factor of 3 to 5 with the latest release, making Appogee Leave the best in class online absence management solution for SMB and Mid Market companies.” explained David McLeman, CEO at Appogee.
“We looked at a handful of solutions, but demoing Appogee Leave was a real ‘wow’ moment. It was clear it would be simple to implement and a quick win for staff as it’s so user-friendly,” said Antoine Lepine, HR Generalist at Demonware. “Our intuition was right. The range of benefits will save a huge amount of admin time and I think Appogee Leave would be a big benefit for any business with salaried employees. The interface is amazing, making it easy to figure out what works for you and personalise to your requirements.”
At Appogee, we have been developing Software-as-a-Service business applications since 2009. Our web-based applications have been deployed by over 2000 companies worldwide and require no server or client installations. One of the first Google Cloud Platform Service Partners to be appointed at program launch in 2012, our applications are hosted in Google’s state of the art data-centers offering outstanding performance, scalability and availability for our worldwide customer base and protected by Google’s industry leading security team. Our applications run on web and mobile devices including iOS and Android. Appogee is the Products Division of Ancoris Limited.
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