While all businesses are impacted by the spread of COVID-19, companies are adopting ways to ensure the continuity of business and focusing on the well-being of their employees. Keeping this in mind, American software company, Pegasystems has launched a new app designed to help organisations track the spread of COVID-19 among its employees.
The COVID-19 Employee Safety and Business Continuity Tracker app comes with a live dashboard ‘visualising the scope’ of COVID-19 in their workforce.
Employees will be provided with a set of risk-assessment questions and they can provide details about their circumstances amid the COVID-19. The organisation can then take necessary measures based on their answers saved in the dashboards.
In an official statement, Alan Trefler, CEO and founder, Pegasystems, said, “Speed and accuracy are critical elements in times of crisis. With the state of the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly evolving, Pega quickly developed this app to help our clients ensure the well-being of their employees and customers, while also helping to mitigate their business risks.”
Trefler hoped the app will contribute to the fight against the virus.
Interestingly, the tracking app was inspired by a client, a healthcare provider in the US. The organisation, with over 200,000 employees and volunteers, was in search of a solution as many of its employees were doctors and nurses fighting against COVID-19.
Pegasystem used this idea and developed its own app to be used across organisations and industries.
The organisation deployed a system to clarify who is cleared to work, and determine when infected or at-risk staff can re-enter the schedule rotation.
Pega says that companies can customise this app and configure according to how the software reacts to different risk scenarios.