Updated: Dec 7, 2020
Working remotely with cloud ERP
Over the last few years, the idea of working from home has become more and more popular with its positive effects being highlighted on numerous studies. Analysts have stated the many benefits of a remote workforce including flexibility, time-savings, improved job satisfaction, and reduced stress among others. To add the that, businesses that do promote this style of management show high numbers in employee creativity, productivity, lower operating costs and higher loyalty scores.
One great example of this is Virgin Airline leader Richard Branson who said that, “If you provide the right technology to keep in touch, maintain regular communication and get the right balance between remote and office working, people will be motivated to work responsibly, quickly and with high quality. Yours truly has never worked out of an office and never will.”
How does cloud ERP work for you?
In a recent article, Acumatica Director of Product Marketing Divya Ganesh, stated that technology is the enabling factor to the remote transition due to improvements in computer hardware and peripherals, high-resolution cameras, and SaaS-based communication tools. Also notable are the development of hybrid computing, cloud file storage, high-speed networking and endpoint security systems.
Ganesh also explained how modern cloud ERPs like Acumatica provide businesses the ability to remotely access their system in times of crisis, hence the connected business tagline of the company. Acumatica will make it easier for an organization to evolve into a remote-based one through a user friendly business management solution that has all the requirements a business today will need including service commitment and telecommuting capabilities.
Acumatica rests on a flexible, open platform designed from the ground up to give users easy access to third-party applications, scalability, security, and the confidence they’ll be able to continue operating during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Seth Bray, CEO of PennAir and Acumatica customer, says. “While our competition struggles to adapt, our team has been able to work anywhere and maintain business continuity under any scenario because we’re running PennAir on Acumatica in the cloud.”
What does cloud ERP give you?
To start with, a cloud ERP system such as Acumatica will give you mobility and insight. This means having direct access to business tools, functions, and live data using almost any device which is connected to the internet. This mobility and insightfulness is instantly available 24/7 to anyone in your organization that needs it. This is how you and your team can have an uninterrupted connection and seamless collaboration working toward meeting your ever evolving customer’s needs.
One of the most biggest challenges during critical times such as this pandemic is maintaining efficiency in operation when employees are isolated at home. This is particularly crucial to companies who are unfamiliar and inexperienced with this sort of scenario. Having Acumatica’s cloud means you will have mobile access at all times allowing you to manage your team and your team to manage their roles as effectively as possible. In short, you will be able to manage any disruptions which may in turn cause harm to your relationship with customers. Having the ability to make important, well-informed decisions is key during a crisis.
Most businesses right now are re-evaluating their work processes thanks to COVID-19. The sudden need to work digitally is causing business leaders to shift priorities to digital transformation. Many are also planning to finally do away with their outdated legacy systems which have proven to be inefficient when the “normal” is disrupted. The move to cloud-based technology will mean reaping benefits including lower costs in hardware and IT investments, better competitiveness, increased job opportunities and a future proofed business management solution.