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Going to the office has probably never been anyone’s favorite part of the day. The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic made it even worse. Now, not only do you have to deal with the usual tedious routine of commuting and offices, but the hybrid workplace model that many companies follow today seems to offer the worst of both worlds. That’s where the WorkInSync workplace management tool hopes to make your life easier.
Bengaluru-based WorkInSync started operations twelve years ago, helping companies and their employees organize their commutes to and from work using mobile apps.
“The first offer from WorkInSync was for office transportation. A kind of closed uber made for employees of a specific company. Our software would be used by corporate employees to commute to their offices using cabs, buses and other shuttle services organized by the company,” said Deepesh Agarwal, co-founder and CEO, WorkInSync, in a video interaction with indianexpress.com.
“When the pandemic hit, we first launched something called the ‘Covid Zone,’ which was a pandemic-specific use case. At the time, even though most workplaces had moved to a 100% remote model, we felt that workplaces would revert to a hybrid model. Day-to-day mundane activities can be done completely remotely, but you need people to come together and collaborate to innovate and grow,” added Agarwal.
In its current form, WorkInSync has evolved into a complete Workplace Management suite that can handle everything from helping employees plan their commutes to booking workspaces and meeting rooms.
If your workplace follows a hybrid work model and your workplace uses WorkInSync, you can use the platform’s employee preference tool to choose which days of the week you will work from home and which days you will commute to the office in advance. Once you do, the app will notify your reporting manager and other relevant teammates of your choice.
On the days you choose to head into the office, you can complete the employee’s Covid-19 Health Risk Questionnaire to confirm whether or not you have any symptoms. If you drive to work, you can use WorkInSync to reserve a parking space at your office.
If your office uses a flexible workplace model where employees can choose where they sit each day, it can be frustrating to go to work only to find that your teammates are sitting far away from where you are. To avoid this situation, you can use the WorkInSync interactive digital device to reserve a table near where your teammates are sitting.
The software also comes with Google Assistant, Alexa, Siri, Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar integration. Integration with other ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and HRMS (Human Resource Management Software) tools is a matter of course. It can also be integrated to work with various IoT (Internet of Things) devices such as temperature sensors, access control systems, etc.
Of course, since WorkInSync is an enterprise software that will be tailored to the needs of the company using the software, each company can choose what features they want for their needs. And for the same reason, it’s difficult to put an exact price on the software. WorkInSync uses a per-employee-per-month pricing model, and it typically costs between Rs 200 and Rs 250 per employee per month, according to Agarwal. Many of WorkInSync’s features are also available with competing services such as Robin and Condeco.