Akken, provider of the first All-in-One, on demand staffing and recruiting software, today announces Mozilla Firefox 3 browser support for its flagship product, Akken Staffing™, being one of the first Software-as-a-Service solutions in the staffing industry to offer compatibility. Available immediately, users now have the flexibility to use Akken Staffing with Firefox on any operating system, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.
"It's time the staffing and recruiting industry benefits from best of breed, leading edge technology" stated Giridhar Akkineni, President and CEO of Akken. "It is a de facto standard for cloud computing providers to give users choice in the browser and operating system they use, yet this has not been the case in the staffing and recruiting industry. While other web-based staffing and recruiting software providers continue to support only Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which is declining in usage worldwide, Akken is leading the industry offering flexibility that is expected and necessary to meet the needs of today's on demand businesses."
Mozilla’s Firefox browser is gaining popularity, accounting for a worldwide browser market share of more than 21% as of December, 2008, according to Net Applications. Reasons for rapid Firefox adoption include enhanced security, functionality, performance and customization.
Firefox compatibility delivers the following benefits to Akken Staffing users immediately:
• Superior speed and performance, up to 200% faster response times;
• Ability to use Akken Staffing on a Mac or Linux operating system;
• The safest web browser with active security features including strict anti-phising and anti-malware measures;
• Compatible with modern Web pages and technologies;
• 100% free, open source software.
Firefox browser compatibility is first of many new upgrades to Akken Staffing scheduled for 2009. In 2008, Akken released 17 major upgrades - more than triple the industry average – allowing Akken Staffing users to take advantage of the latest technology to make more placements and generate more revenue while growing their bottom line.
“This is a much anticipated upgrade in our commitment of being on the forefront of technology and providing the best system and tools available in the industry" stated Giridhar Akkineni. “We are following through on our commitment to help improve and grow our clients' businesses through powerfully simple and affordable software.”
Akken (akken.com) is an innovative Software-as-a-Service company that is growing fast and causing a rapid shift in the staffing and recruiting market. Akken provides the first All-in-One, on demand software platform to automate all core front and back office functions of staffing and recruiting firms. Combining email, applicant tracking, customer relationship management, job management, accounting, human resource management, self service, reporting and more, hundreds of temporary, direct and blended firms use Akken Staffing™ to put more people to work every day. Delivered as a service, Akken meets the growing needs of its clients with frequent upgrades, over 75% of which stem from direct user feedback.