For several years’ businesses have been embracing change and using new emerging digital technologies to transform how they work. Changing processes is disruptive. Therefore, to be successful, a degree of planning, risk assessment and willingness to change is required.
Cloud computing has completely transformed how we work – there is no longer a requirement to have physical servers and IT onsite. Software can be hosted in the “cloud” and accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection – including your favourite coffee shop!
When Disruption Becomes the Driving Factor
Having a Business Continuity Plan in place for major disruptions is not uncommon. From disaster recovery, cyber-attacks, and new legislation from the GDPR, businesses have been forced to consider all these factors.
Consequently, robust risk assessments and reviewing how personal/company data is stored and managed have all had the highest priority.
Few could have predicted the effects that COVID-19 would have across the globe. With countries in lock down, both employers and employees are looking for a new way of working.
Remote Working with ERP
Traditionally, ERP solutions have been hosted on-premise and if teams want to work remotely, additional secure remote access such as Virtual Private Networks (VPN) are required.
The offerings for a cloud-based ERP solution has advanced massively in the last year alone. Using data to improve efficiencies should be the key driving factor behind this disruption.
It seems that in 2020 businesses are finding that global disruption is now the driving factor for change.
Remote Working Boosts Productivity
The way we do business is changing. Millennials are driving this and employers need to adapt to attract the best talent. Remote working and flexible hours are some of the key benefits that the next generation are demanding.
According to a survey of Millennials by Deloitte, more than half of the respondents said that remote work opportunities boosted productivity, and three quarters said they’d prefer to have more opportunities to work remotely.
Migrating to the Cloud – is easier than you think
Migrating your ERP solution to the cloud, means your team can work remotely from anywhere! You can track all your financials on the go. Create new invoices and orders at the click of a button – from any location!
Moving your ERP Solution to the Cloud?
Here are our top 10 reasons why you need to take the plunge and make the migration now
Fast implementation – key financials can be set up in as little as one week
Remote access – using Cloud-based technology means users can work from any device, anywhere.
Cost-Effective – Cloud-based subscriptions are more cost-effective, no need for on-premise infrastructure.
Better data insights – improve efficiencies based on real data analysis and results.
Scalability – a system that can grow along with your business
Customisable – easily add modules and apps to meet industry specific requirements.
Streamline processes – introduce automation and workflows to replace repetitive manual steps.
Secure – transmit and store data securely as well as protect data in line with the GDPR.
Integration – easily connect with other cloud applications like Office 365 and in-depth reporting tools.
Boost productivity – make teams more efficient with better processes.
“We want every organization to be a digital software company. And that means you all need to have the capabilities to be able to turn every organization into a digital company,” Nadella said during his keynote address. “In fact, our goal is to commoditize digital tech. We don’t want it to be just the province of a few companies in the West Coast of the United States or the East Coast of China.” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Ignite 2019
“As organizations around the world are changing the way they work in response to the (coronavirus) situation, we’re going to learn a tremendous amount,” Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s chief executive, said in a virtual news conference.