From an IT perspective, 2020 showed us that cloud-based solutions make every day a miracle in that millions of people can interact and communicate across cubicles and countries at equal speed.
Widespread remote working proves to businesses that they need flexible systems that can constantly scale to meet their needs, regardless of how the world, their workforces, or workloads change.
Why is so much money being invested into automation, you may ask? Well, talk to your people. By encouraging your team to reflect on their daily routines with careful consideration of what needs to change, you can transform “We’ve always done it this way” to “What can we do better?”
Below are a few pointers to look out for when deciding on the right system to implement.
Specialised tech for specialised processes
Think about your employees. How many of their pain points currently exist because the standard legacy software you have in place isn’t specifically designed to solve their needs?
Only once you adequately understand the areas for improvement can you start investigating the best tech solution.
Investing in technology that specialises in solving your unique issues means having access to skilled industry experts dedicated to making your job and life more manageable.
Automate the boring stuff
It’s important to remember that the right technology will support professionals, not replace them. And available technologies are not – “all the same!”
Specialised processes need specialised technology to address their primary objectives. When you give employees tools built to help them succeed in their role in a way that works best for them, you’re empowering them to have that perfect balance of control.
With fewer points of friction and mundane tasks in their workflow, they’ll have more incentive to provide above-and-beyond performance. Besides, wouldn’t it be great to let the bots handle the tedious stuff and remove operational risks caused by another Excel copy-and-paste error?
Moving to the cloud
The possibility of effectively keeping a digital trail requires one single-source data solution for all data – operational, financial, and HR. Have access to data in real-time, and you’ll never have to make assumptions about who did what, where, and when, ever again.
But how can data integration improve productivity and efficiency?
It simply takes the reliance off one person. Providing access rights to different functionalities of a unified place allows every administrator to collaborate and store information without constant intermediation from you or your IT department.
A system that harnesses gamification
So, what exactly is gamification? Simply put, it’s the application of typical elements of game-play in your everyday work activities.
Digital tools should address the need for simplified views of complex terms and processes by incorporating visual elements and keeping tasks more practical. Integrating step-by-step task management motivates engagement and participation in work.
User-friendly SaaS (software as a service) platforms that master gamification are guaranteed to up your employee interaction and general job satisfaction.
Because these platforms run entirely in the cloud, employees can access their tasks on any internet-connected device. In a world of technology-based global connections, equal access defines success.
Take stock of clunky manual paper-based software. It’s worth reviewing what technologies are out there and what is most suitable to your administrative processes across teams at different geographical locations.
And the best way to get comfortable with new software is to start using it! The investment will pay dividends in expanded capabilities and higher productivity.
ShareForce offers a specialised incentive management software solution that is flexible to cater for almost any type of incentive plan. Our cloud-based platform automates many administrative, management, and accounting tasks, thereby saving time and reducing human error.
If you’re interested in comparing your current legacy software to ShareForce, book a demo with us on our website.