As the COVID-19 lockdowns are lifted across the United States and worldwide, organization leaders are considering the monumental challenge of how to restart their operations and run it efficiently while ensuring the safety and well-being of their employees and, where applicable, customers. While every organization has its unique scenarios, but each of them faces the common challenges of trying to minimize the risks faced by employees on factory floors, conference rooms, storefronts, and other places.
During its first all-digital Microsoft Inspire event for partners, the Redmond-based giant announced the release of a new Power Platform based return-to-the-workplace solution. Built on Microsoft Power Platform with Power Apps, Power BI, and Power Automate, this solution streamlines workplace safety across your organization. The return-to-the-workplace suite of four new apps is designed for fast deployment and customization. Its end-to-end modules provide location readiness and safety tools for facility managers, self-service health and safety tools for employees, and case management tools for health and safety leaders.
Challenges of Reopening the Workplace
Organizations across industries face overwhelming challenges as they tread into uncharted territory and prepare to reboot their operations post-COVID-19 lockdown. The absence of a vaccine makes it imperative for businesses to keep employee and organizational safety at the core of their reopening strategies.
The reopening process will be different for each organization but it will require everyone to stay agile and proactive. Organizations need to have a mechanism in place that enables quick data-driven decision-making when it matters the most to maintain safe work environments. By incorporating business workflows and processes to match their changing needs, organizations can save time and money by reducing risk and streamlining their workplace reopening process.
Return to the Workplace with Confidence
The Power Platform based return-to-the-workplace pre-built solution is a comprehensive, end-to-end set of modules that help organizations plan, coordinate, and manage their return back to the workplace with confidence. It helps organizations ensure the health and safety of their employees while operating with efficiency. Return-to-the-workplace solution is easily customizable, quick to deploy, and built on a secure and compliant platform. Various modules of the solution provide an end-to-end experience for executive leaders, facility managers, employees, managers, as well as health and safety leaders.
Powerful Modules of the Return to the Workplace Solution
This application enables facility managers and leaders to determine the readiness of their facilities and efficiently manage their safe reopening by making informed decisions. It allows the reviewing of important COVID-19 statistics such as the phase your facilities are in, the number of new cases, new fatal cases, and safety supply availability.
Employee Health and Safety Management
Enables employees to provide self-attestation about their health condition. Depending on the answers to a set of pre-set questions, the application can trigger a day pass for the employee to get into the building. The day pass can also be tied to physical access controls or a QR code scanner before entering the facility.
Workplace Care Management
Provides the health and safety leaders with tools to actively manage COVID-19 cases, identify hot spots for safety improvement, and import data from third-party systems to determine exposure. This app implements a four-step process, wherein the current stage of an employee case is clearly depicted in the business process flow on the employee case form.
Location Management (coming soon)
Delivers essential tools required by the facility managers to keep locations open safely. This application helps organizations maintain a safe environment with tools for monitoring occupancy, health supplies, safety procedures, and other facility-related best practices.
An increasing number of organizations are integrating the Power Platform return-to-the-workplace solutions to reopen safely. Leading names in the industry such as KPMG, CBRE, and State Street are already using this powerful solution to plan a safe and secured re-entry to physical workplaces.
As a Microsoft Gold and Power Platform Partner, AgreeYa can help you implement, customize, and deploy the return-to-the-workplace solution rapidly. Click here to discuss your requirements.