As we head into 2021, many employees will have worked from home for nine months with no real date of when they will see the inside of their office building again. Not only have organisations had to manage people working across multiple locations, but organise hardware and software to ensure work can continue as near to normal as possible.
According to the BBC’s Future Forum research of 4,700 knowledge workers, the majority never want to go back to the old way of working. Only 12% want to return to full-time office work, and 72% want a hybrid remote-office model moving forward. Is your organisation in a position to offer this flexible working?
Cost effective cloud-based solutions
This year has shown that if anything is going to slow down production, its inadequate technology. Processes that could once be done seamlessly in the office needed to be replicated in a home environment. Poor VPN connection, no accessible or centralised documents and processes that fall down when paper can’t be passed between departments has made this difficult. This is where a cloud document management system can help.
Cloud based software can be used remotely to streamline processes and create automated workflows. Working in the cloud means problems with internal networks are eliminated and employees can work at the same pace from any location. A cloud based model can also be more cost effective and means there’s no need to make large investments in new hardware. It’s suitable for organisations of any size, across any industry and is scalable depending on your requirements.
While working from home compliance issues could arise through data mismanagement, problems with document version control or duplication of effort. Having the right tools in place to ensure guidelines are followed, minimises risk and provides full process visibility needed by management. Our cloud based solutions have high levels of security, offering strong user authentication, multi-level access control for documents, 256-bit encryption and HTTPS data transfer.
If your organisation is looking to offer its employees continued or enhanced flexibility as we move towards next year, look into the benefits a cloud based document management system could bring.