Cloud software is something that many companies have used over the past couple of years. It’s becoming an increasing trend due to the advantages it gives a business, and it’s amazing that more companies haven’t adopted it in their workflows. Whether you think it’s too expensive to integrate into your business workflow or if you think the advantages aren’t worth it, here are a couple of the biggest points that relate to cloud software and how they could have a positive impact on your business.
Cloud software offers far more mobility than you could imagine. Imagine being able to work without a centralised office. Imagine being able to recruit people from all over the world that collaborate on the same projects as you do. Imagine being able to pick up your laptop and turn any coffee shop in town into an office. That’s the power of mobility that cloud software brings.
Let’s illustrate this point with an example. Imagine that you’re currently experiencing an employee shortage. Maybe your manager just mentioned that two employees are absent and can’t make it into work. You don’t have a human resources department because you’re a fairly small company, but you do have several part-time employees that are rearing to work. You can simply load up your human resources management software on your laptop while you’re in bed, look at your absence management page and automatically shift work rotas. You can then send your manager the phone numbers of several employees that are capable of filling in for the absences, and your business continues running as usual.
That’s the kind of mobility that cloud software offers. It solves one of the most frustrating things about running a business: having a centralised location that everything must be done in. There’s almost no need for an office if your entire workflow relies on cloud software—it’s the modern way of operating a company.
Most cloud software doesn’t need specialised hardware to run. In fact, your smartphone can run most cloud applications on the go. Whether it’s managing your accounting, speaking to employees and assigning them new work or even speaking with investors or clients, you can do it all with mobile devices. This severely reduces the costs of operating your business. You don’t need to invest in expensive hardware, computers or peripherals, and even the remote employees you hire don’t need to have computers assigned to them because they can use their own devices.
Cloud software itself is also incredibly cheap given how flexible they are. They can completely replace employees (at least, if you work in a small or medium office) and they can make your existing employees more productive. You’ll be more organised, your team will be able to stay in constant communication and you’ll increase your profits.
As you can see, cloud software has some amazing advantages that far outweigh any concerns you may have. As mentioned, it’s possible to use cloud software to run a decentralised business, meaning you can even operate a company without having an office. These wonders are only possible with modern advances in technology, so why not make use of them in your next startup, or integrate them into your current business strategy?