Increased productivity is one of the biggest selling points of the Cloud and over 50% of businesses using Cloud based tools have already seen productivity benefits. Collaborating across borders and time zones has never been easier and the Cloud is swiftly making countless revisions of projects a thing of the past.
So just how can the Cloud encourage productivity in your business?
The very heart and soul of the Cloud lies in its simplicity. Every Cloud provider will strive to make the most menial of tasks as easy as possible for their users. Whether they’re collecting customer data, preparing for meetings or even drafting up proposals, the Cloud streamlines these processes allowing users to devote their time to more important tasks.
Get access anywhere, any time
The true beauty of the Cloud is that you only ever need an Internet connection and a login to get access to your work. You don’t have to worry about leaving the office and your laptop behind. SaaS based products are incredibly agile and can be used across devices, whether on a laptop, tablet or even smartphone. You can start working on one device and finish it off on another.
If it is 10pm and you’re panicking about your sales meeting tomorrow, having done zero prep, a Cloud based Business Intelligence tool could soon solve all of your problems. No longer a matter of getting into the office at 7am to prepare yourself, you can find out everything you need to know to make the meeting a success in a matter of minutes.
Get everyone involved
It’s all too easy to get wrapped up in a task and not ask for feedback or input from a colleague. Sharing your work with a buddy will often help you to get a fresh perspective and can help when bouncing ideas around.
The ability to share work seamlessly from a distance with the Cloud can hugely transform the way things get done. Workers no longer have to rely on countless document revisions, but can collaborate from across the world in real-time.
Not only will all your work be safely backed up should the worst happen, but also you can collaborate on projects with your entire team. It sometimes takes combined experience, skills and effort from a myriad of backgrounds to come together in order to focus on and achieve a shared goal.
There’s an App for that
Almost everything you do on a day-to-day basis now has an App or a piece of online software that can make it easier. From CRM and office suites to software that will generate sales proposals for you and even allow you to check stock levels back at HQ. Every scrap of information becomes accessible no matter where you are as long as you have an Internet connection.
Employees can work remotely and travel time is no longer wasted time thanks to the Cloud. With most good Cloud providers managing all of your updates and support, your company can focus on what they do best, and continue to do it better. Your IT team will thank you for it too.