You’re probably sick of the phrase “the new normal,” but it’s true: remote work is the new normal. With so many people following social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines nationwide, the occasional video conference with a colleague working from home has become the norm.
Some businesses find it easier than others to transition to this way of working. Companies with telecommuting policies already in place may have had an easier transition since all or some of their employees already worked remotely. Companies using cloud ERP may also have found shifting to a work-from-home model easier.
You can download a free eBook from Acumatica, The New State of Work: Business Resilience and Cloud ERP, about the new world of remote work and how cloud ERP helps ease the transition.
Cloud ERP Offers Anytime, Anywhere Access
Cloud ERP offers remote access anytime, anywhere. As long as you have an internet connection and an internet-enabled device, you can access your business systems.
Sales and service teams can log into the system from the road and complete reports, check on stock status, and log their hours. Accountants working from home or the office can update receivables and payables. Managers can view reports updated almost instantly as others around the company continue their work.
With this amount of flexibility, cloud ERP made the switch to remote work much easier for many companies. If you aren’t running your software on the cloud, now’s the time to consider making the switch.
Another aspect of cloud ERP that makes remote work easier and more efficient is its ability to foster collaboration. Collaboration happens best when people all feel like they’re on the same team and share access to the same source data. Problem-solving, brainstorming, and shared work depend upon colleagues viewing the same information and working from a shared starting point.
Systems such as Acumatica cloud ERP offer unlimited users, so your entire company can log into the system at once. Integration with Microsoft Office products, including Outlook and Teams, also helps build teamwork. These integrations allow you to share information, attend meetings, and collaborate effortlessly on projects.
Access is one thing, but in today’s world, with cybercrime on the rise, can companies afford to take the risk of internet-based software and data storage? Yes, if it’s cloud ERP, and especially if it is Acumatica cloud ERP.
Acumatica protects its customers’ data by backing it up on servers in the United States and other countries. This protects against physical losses. If a natural disaster threatens a data center in one part of the world, the backup systems on the other side of the world keep the data safe.
Data transmissions are protected by encryption technology to ensure confidential information is secure. Your company can also assign permissions based on defined roles to limit each employee’s view to no more than what they need to do their job.
Real-Time Business Insights
Perhaps the most important benefit of all from cloud ERP is the real-time insights users can find within the platform. Even when individuals work from home, the ERP system frequently updates, uploading and synthesizing data from users into one consolidated database. The result is an up-to-date, continually evolving picture of every aspect of your business.
Apart Doesn’t Mean Alone
Just because your employees must be apart doesn’t mean they have to feel alone. While we all wait out the COVID-19 pandemic, companies can still get plenty of work done (and done well) thanks to Acumatica cloud ERP.
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