A company’s ERP system typically represents years of development and investment. Its original focus was efficiently processing orders and data entry, which many of the older packages still do adequately. Where they aren’t strong is in important areas like data extraction, data analysis, generating reports, and user interfaces that match with a company’s unique processes. The end result? Lots of frustration and people coming up with workarounds like Excel Hell in order to get their jobs done.
Why can’t companies do better managing their data? One reason is “data” is deflected by many executives to the IT department to manage along with cyber-security. Executives should first focus on job descriptions and role definitions, since this is where the problem starts.
Remote work and telecommuting are by no means new mediums. However, amid the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the sheer volume of people and organizations forced and herded into digital productivity and Internet-based communications solutions in recent months is staggering. Especially for those that weren’t prepared for the urgency of government-mandated stay-home orders.
No matter the type of business or organization, one law reigns supreme: paperwork is boring. The corollary to that is, of course: boredom causes errors. Shortcuts are almost inevitable when repetitive or convoluted paperwork processing takes its toll on employees and their time-crunched schedules. Enter the robots!
CRM software is essential for the smooth running of nonprofit and service organization alike. The current generation of solutions combine the features that make keeping track of donor or customer interactions a breeze.
Attracting talented young workers is a key investment in the future of any enterprise. Equally important to making your investment pay off is making sure they stay. The current generations of incoming employees have been lifelong technology users, a fact that comes with benefits for employers, but may lead to some necessary retooling of the workplace.