Mobile commerce, mcommerce whatever you want to call it the smartphone is here and people want to use them. 

In fact YouGov's Technology and Telecoms team confirmed over a year ago that almost half of mobile owners now use smartphones (47%).

Key points form the 2012 survey included

  • Apple’s iPhone leads the way with close to 30% share of the smartphone market
  • Blackberry has steadily lost share over the past two years (17%)
  • Samsung and HTC have gained popularity, representing clear threats to Apple’s dominance in the market, increasing their shares to 20% and 17% respectively.

They also anticipated that smartphones will dominate the market with a clear majority (over 55%) within the next 12 months. Hopefully the next survey due out soon will highlight the advance of the smartphone over the last 12 months

Why is that relevant to payroll?kieren (18)

Well Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals survey on payroll trends in payroll last November revealed that 38% of employers responding to the survey were using ePayslips and a further 23% were looking to this route in the future. So clearly there is a push to electronic payslips and payslips delivered online.

At Dataplan we believe that the natural evolution is toward the mPayslip and by that we means payslips delivered to your smartphone.

May 2013 see the second anniversary of the launch of our iPhone epayslips app. It will also see the launch of our first Android app too.

Over the last two years we have spent a significant amount of development time on our apps improving functionality so that they go beyond simple epayslips.

We are evolving the mPayslip into a customisable self service platform for employers to deliver payslips and other information together with the ability to communicate directly and securely with employees 24/7.

To find out more about ePayslips, whether you use our payroll service or not please get in touch.

Written by Richard Rowell
Published on May 12, 2013