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[November 15, 2012]

Office Workers Feeling the Heat to "Hurry-Up", TrackVia Survey Shows

DENVER --(Business Wire)--

As America's businesses look to do more with less, workers are feeling the pressure. A whopping 84 percent of non-executive office workers reported feeling pressure "at least occasionally" to do their work faster. This is according to a new survey sponsored by TrackVia, providers of an online platform that gives non-technical business people a radically faster way to build and use their own software to do their work.

The need for speed appears universal amongst surveyed workers. Most rated the speed at which they work as "important," according to the survey. Forty-seven percent of respondents said speed was "very important" when it came to getting their work done. Another 45 percent said it was "somewhat important".

The overall pace of work also appears to be increasing. When compared to twelve months ago, 39 percent of workers reported getting their work done faster. Fifty-five percent reported getting their work done at about the same pace. Only five percent reported getting their work done slower.

"I think it's safe to say that the days of taking your time to do the job right is being replaced by 'do your job right - but do it as fast as possible,'" said Charles Var, vice president of marketing at TrackVia. "This hurry-up workplace is simply a new fact of life for many workers and a big reason we've developed TrackVia to help give workers a solution that allows them to solve their business challenges right now - not tomorrow, next week or next month."

THE BIGGEST IMPACT TO WORKPLACESPEED

When it comes to getting work done faster, simple organization and experience count most. Twenty-six percent of respondents said "keeping organized" was most important for getting their work done fast. The "amount of experience" was selected second most often at 21 percent. Eight percent of respondents cited "having software that is reliable/ dependable" and another seven percent selected "having the right type of software needed for my work".

When it comes to speed and workplace technology, IT can play a big role. However, survey respondents gave mixed reviews of their companies' IT departments or outside IT technical support, with nearly half experiencing speed of response they felt was just "OK" or slow or "very slow".

To read a more detailed overview of the survey results, including an Infograph, please visit http://www.trackvia.com/blog/productivity/time-management/americas-new-hurry-up-office.

ABOUT THE SURVEY METHODOLOGY

The study was administered by Amplitude Research during October 2012 among a nationwide panel of workers. In total, 300 surveys were completed by non-C-level, non-IT workers throughout the United States who use computers and software as part of their daily job. The survey has a maximum sampling margin of error of +/- 5.7 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level. More information about Amplitude Research, Inc. may be found at http://www.amplituderesearch.com.

About TrackVia

TrackVia is a do-it-yourself application builder for business people - a faster and easier alternative to the IT department or custom development projects. TrackVia customers have built thousands of applications, ranging from commonly used business solutions for CRM, order management, support case management, software bug tracking and product catalogues to highly tailored vertical applications for corporate real estate, healthcare, travel and hospitality, and even automotive and manufacturing industries. TrackVia is sold on a simple and affordable month-to-month subscription plan. For more information or to sign-up for a free 14-day trial, please visit www.trackvia.com.


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