Existing Document Repositories and Corporate Intranets Seamlessly Integrate with Native App; theEMPLOYEEapp Now Supports Microsoft’s
Active Directory Federation Services
June 3, 2015 – NEW YORK – theEMPLOYEEapp announced today the commercial availability of its application program interface (API) and ability to integrate with Microsoft’s Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) for user management and single sign on (SSO). The additions further allow for the seamless integration of theEMPLOYEEapp with an organization’s existing employee database, corporate Intranet and network and security systems.
theEMPLOYEEapp was launched in early 2014 as an easy to implement and cost effective solution for corporate and internal communications professionals. It enables non-IT and tech-savvy individuals to be able to implement a mobile employee communications program and to distribute company content easily through the small screens of iPhones, iPads and Android devices. As a native app, it also allows for push notifications and the broadcasting of important information and messages directly to the home screens of these devices. Since its launch, companies of all sizes, including large multinational enterprises and organizations with only a few hundred employees have subscribed to theEMPLOYEEapp. Today more than 250,000 individuals around the World have access to theEMPLOYEEapp.
Applications Program Interface (API)
theEMPLOYEEapp API allows companies to integrate content from existing corporate Intranets, including SharePoint, as well as other internal systems and content repositories without the need for duplicative uploading and effort.
“The API allows for seamless integration of content making it easier than ever to create a mobile intranet or make existing intranets mobile,” said Jeff Corbin, CEO and founder of theEMPLOYEEapp. “Corporate intranets and other legacy systems like SharePoint have been around for years and can consist of hundreds of thousands if not millions of files. The problem that exists is that these legacy tools were developed for PCs and larger desktop screens and therefore the user experience on smaller mobile screens is inferior.”
Corbin continued, “Our API was developed following hundreds of conversations with communications and IT professionals looking for an easy and cost-effective way to allow their employees to access via mobile content and documents that already reside within existing systems without having to start anew.”
Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
Microsoft’s Active Directory has been deployed by nearly 95% of Fortune 500 companies. These companies and many more will now be able to integrate ADFS with theEMPLOYEEapp for streamlined user management. Every time an employee attempts to access the app, theEMPLOYEEapp authenticates the user against the employee directory. If an employee is not found, he or she is not able to access the app or content contained in it.
“The ongoing development of our mobile app platform is based on the actual needs of communications and HR professionals who deal with employees on a daily basis. We do not develop in a vacuum. Given the worldwide market share that ADFS has, pretty much every organization’s employee database can now seamlessly integrate with theEMPLOYEEapp,” said Corbin.
theEMPLOYEEapp® (www.theemployeeapp.com) is a native app platform that allows any organization to have its own app for internal, employee communications on Apple’s App Store and the Google Play. It securely integrates with a company’s employee database and allows for the instantaneous push of messages and delivery of content (documents, multi-media and live events) directly to the mobile device to improve communications and increase employee engagement. For more information visit www.theEMPLOYEEapp.com.