PPM Mobile Access
Nowadays, we have everything in our cellphones. We have applications for exercise, to count calories, to order food, even to get transportation. But, usually we cannot access our enterprise applications from our mobile phones, which can make our lives easier.
That’s why the PPM team developed a way to access the application from your mobile. It has been available for quite some time, but now with the new version of PPM, which is 9.6, it comes with some new functionalities and a nice user interface.
A cool functionality, released in this version, is the Mobility Dashboard. You will be able to configure dashboards to show the portlets of your interest. You can tap in the portlet area of your interest from the drill-to layers, and see in detail the information you require, then you can hit “zoom out” to get back to the home page.
It supports all the built-in portlets and most of the Java customized ones. Also, you should be able to customize your landing page by adding, deleting, or changing the apps shown in the main page.
Another nice feature, is that you will see a list of requests pending your action, wherein you can consult the details of each one. You can take actions over the request--meaning, if the request is in a certain workflow step, such as waiting for an approval, you can do it directly from the mobile app. You can add notes to the request too; that’s one of the wonderful things about this feature!
Another beneficial app upgrade is, if you are a time approver, you can approve or reject timesheets. You will get a list of timesheets to approve, for all the periods, in submitted status; you can select from a drop-down menu to see the rejected ones, as well.
Timesheets will be grouped by period in alphabetical order. In PPM 9.6 version, the custom period types are supported. (In previous versions, if you have a custom time period you cannot use the timesheet approval from the app.) Also, in a future release, the timesheet submittal will be introduced in order to allow you to log your time from the app.
It is important to mention that this is not a native app, which means you don’t need to install anything on your phone to use it. You just have to access the PPM URL from your cellphone, and that’s it. For Android phones, you will get a banner which you can add it as a shortcut on your home screen; so next time you want to log in, tap the icon from there.
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