InfographicWhy Applications Need to Evolve with the Modern Workforce

20 Oct 2017

In the midst of changing attitudes about work and technology, legacy applications are creating inefficiencies and hindering employee engagement and retention. Explore the latest statistics on this changing workforce and discover why modernization is imperative.

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The most engaged employees now spend 60–80% of the time working remotely. The number of employees regularly working from home has grown by 115% since 2005, nearly 10x faster than the rest of the workforce. By 2020, 54 million people are expected to be working independently.

When employees suffer, so does the bottom line.

Only 33% of U.S. workers are engaged at work. Employees who are actively disengaged cost the U.S. $483–$605 billion in lost productivity per year.

Most U.S. workers don’t have the right tools.

Only 3 out of 10 American employees report having the materials and equipment they need to do their jobs right. Lack of these resources is the highest indicator of job stress. 42% of millennials say they’ll leave a job if a company’s technology standards don’t meet their demands. 82% will accept or decline a new job based on the quality of workplace technology.

The problem with legacy apps

Thanks to the cloud and new end-user demands, outdated applications are proving more resource-intensive than ever. As they age, legacy apps become:

  • More expensive to support, decreasing efficiency and posing problems when refreshes interfere with other systems
  • Notorious for lengthy rollout times
  • Out of compliance with changing regulations, forcing heavily regulated industries to take a hit on compliance

Driving transformation

Because success in the digital economy hinges on engaged employees, enterprises should start by gauging employee satisfaction with apps and how they’re being used. Then, leverage a skilled partner to help:

  • Optimize your operating model.
  • Analyze existing apps.
  • Prioritize features.
  • Evaluate the architecture.
  • Implement and drive continuous improvements.