By Alan Bell, VP of Technology at Equus.
Let’s face it, global mobility is complicated. And, at times, it can feel impossible trying to effectively manage different policies and regulations for hundreds, sometimes thousands of employees throughout the world. With so much going on, it can be hard to step back and look at your entire program to find ways to scale, grow and provide more value to your team and your business.
Rather than trying to boil the ocean, I recommend that you focus on one area that offers the biggest impact to transform your global mobility program. If you want to effectively manage and grow your global mobility program…
Stop silo-ing information. Instead, adopt an approach that’s more integrated and collaborative.
Once you do, you’ll see that the potential for innovation amplifies, enabling your organization to think smarter, respond faster and scale to global levels.
Let me give you an example to illustrate my point.
At Equus, we understand that every assignment involves interdependency between employees, service providers, vendors, partners and other key stakeholders. That’s why our Equus Ecosystem is designed to help you tear sown silos and connect all critical elements within a given assignment. This powerful platform enables the integration of all the vendors and partners within your global mobility network and eliminates the need to log in to numerous systems. As a result, it provides mobility teams with:
- Efficiency and accuracy. The Equus Ecosystem creates a single platform for work, so there’s no need to manually re-key information, wait for responses and work in multiple systems.
- Visibility and execution. With the Equus Ecosystem, you can see your assignee and related vendor data, as well as their conversations, in real-time, from AssignmentPro, allowing you to react faster and respond smarter.
- Integrity and leverage. When you use the Equus Ecosystem to bring disparate datasets together, you increase the value of the information while making it easy to keep information up-to-date and accessible.
- Flexibility and choice. The Equus Ecosystem helps you gain visibility into the larger vendor ecosystem, so you can select vendors that provide the best solutions for your business.
Benefits like these can only happen when you shake the silo mindset. At Equus, we’ve seen time and time again how adopting an integrated approach enables companies to create a unified data set that ends up benefiting the entire global mobility ecosystem, from partners and relocation service providers to internal stakeholders and assignees. So, as we head further into 2017, be sure to focus one important change this year and start connecting your network through an integrated platform. By connecting processes, data and intelligence, you’ll be able to work more efficiently, make smarter decisions and better manage your mobile employees and programs.