CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VISANOW, which integrates the best of people and technology to simplify and expedite the immigration process, today launched the latest generation of its immigration management platform, VISANOW 3.0, at the HR Technology Conference & Expo.
“Countless studies have shown that global mobility is emerging as a key retention tool for highly skilled talent, and the ability of organizations to seamlessly access, deploy and manage that talent will become increasingly critical to their success. VISANOW 3.0 marks a significant milestone for us, not only to continue to positively transform the tedious and arduous immigration process, but to ultimately provide an end-to-end global workforce management solution for employers,” said Dick Burke, president and chief executive officer of VISANOW.
“VISANOW 3.0 is the result of extensive user experience feedback and research, which is indicative of the company’s commitment to building a performance-driven culture that’s dedicated to continuous improvement,” said Mahi Inampudi, vice president of product and technology at VISANOW.
The patented online immigration management platform aids companies leveraging both inbound and outbound international talent — offering transparent and simplified immigration services that help save time, money and stress as well as increase efficiency and knowledge.
VISANOW 3.0 is designed to solve four major HR problems, including:
1. Missed Deadlines, Expirations and Due Dates
Problem: Immigration is just one of the many hats that HR professionals wear. Given the countless plates they juggle, while still using archaic tools like email and Excel docs, there is constant anxiety that a deadline will be missed, an application will have an error and an employee will be forced to leave the country.
Solution: A centralized dashboard with organizational tools offers easy management of budgets, compliance, employee status and expirations, providing enhanced employer peace of mind. These tools provide status updates on any immigration case, no matter if it was opened with VISANOW or not. Fully customizable action items can be assigned to any employee, as well as system-generated action items for both HR and the employee.
2. Poor Employee Experience
Problem: Imagine you’re leaving your home country, packing up your family, belongings and your life to move around the world and work for a new company — an enormous amount of stress compounded by immigration challenges.
Solution: Communication & Collaboration features foster transparency throughout the process to reduce this anxiety. The features empower employees by giving them control of their application workflow, access to the status of their application and direct answers to their questions from a designated team of experienced and knowledgeable VISANOW-affiliated attorneys via a real-time, secure online Communication Center.
3. Communication Black Hole and Acting as a Middle Man
Problem: The immigration process is reliant on collaboration between employees, HR and attorneys. HR has to dig through emails and remember conference call conversations to keep it all straight and serve as a middle man between their employee and attorneys.
Solution: Simple collaboration and communication occurs between HR, employee and attorneys in the Communication Center, which keeps communication in one central hub. It allows just-in-time legal answers to employee and HR questions, while keeping a log for easily searchable historical reference. Plus, HR saves time by eliminating their role as middle man between their employee and attorneys — so they can get back to doing what they do best.
4. Inefficient Process
Problem: The immigration process is stressful, confusing, time-consuming and inefficient. Oftentimes, HR doesn’t know what to do, or exactly what’s needed at every step throughout the process.
Solution: A smart, adaptive questionnaire auto-populates to reduce repetition and is instinctive based on case preparation for an efficient visa and work permit application process. It serves as a guided tour for uploading the appropriate documents required for every case — both inbound and outbound work visas and permits.
“Our employees trust us because VISANOW has been able to empower us to really be efficient and good at our jobs. Without it, I don’t know that we’d be able to perform the amount of work and to make the headway that we’ve been able to accomplish in the past year plus that we’ve been with VISANOW,” said Kaitlyn Perkins, senior benefits specialist at Cvent, a leading event management technology company.
For a demonstration of VISANOW 3.0, please visit www.visanow.com/new-world-immigration-platform.
Founded in Chicago in 1998, VISANOW is a global immigration services provider integrating the best of people and technology to simplify and expedite the immigration process. Its patented cloud-based immigration management platform provides fast response times, easy access to case information and comprehensive customer support — helping customers save time, money and stress. Since its inception, the company has prepared cases for tens of thousands of individual and business visa applications with a 95%+ VISANOW-affiliated attorney case approval rate.*
Website, technology platform and administrative services are provided by VISANOW.com, Inc., a Delaware corporation. Legal services are provided by VISANOW-affiliated attorneys. *Approval is not guaranteed in any given case; approval depends on the specific facts and legal circumstances of each case. This excludes B-2 visas. Please visit visanow.com for more information.