The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted an unprecedented shift in how the world works. Millions of workers are now working not from office spaces but home offices, kitchen tables and basement desks.
The disruption has created enormous challenges for businesses seeking to keep employees connected to each other and productive during these challenging times.
How can organizations maintain operations using an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution with a fully remote workforce? Here are 5 ways to strengthen your remote workforce with Acumatica Cloud ERP software.
1. The cloud connects your workforce
Acumatica Cloud ERP software allows your team to access critical information from anywhere there’s an internet connection. Acumatica apps mean workers using smartphones or tablets can manage expenses, time and attendance, field technicians can map and follow routes while accessing customer information. Employees anywhere can access free online training at Acumatica University and use interactive help screens powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence.
2. Employees can interact and collaborate
Remote work does not mean isolated work. Everyone on Acumatica Cloud ERP software can connect with other users and unlimited user licensing means no one is denied a connection. Acumatica integrates with popular Microsoft apps like Outlook and Teams, meaning employees can schedule meetings, text, collaborate on documents and hold videoconferences. Acumatica allows users to share information and documents with internal colleagues or external partners.
3. Automated processes keep work flowing
Acumatica lets you automate important workflows. From business processes to approvals to notifications, Acumatica allows you to distribute, collect and sign off on materials immediately, keeping work productive.
4. Real-time insights drive better decisions
With Acumatica, there’s a single source of data. All modules are integrated and share a database. There’s no latency, data re-entry, data feeds or synchronization issues.
Acumatica provides real-time transparency to every part of your operation, including finance, inventory, warehouse, production, distribution, e-commerce, retail and field services. Dashboards display the latest data and integrated analytics and business intelligence solutions help you better understand the customer and financial data you’re seeing.
5. Acumatica makes work more productive
Acumatica Cloud ERP software lets you manage your core processes from sales to delivery. Here are a few examples:
- Create quotes, check on inventory, generate sales orders, do credit checks, pick components, pack products, ship, invoice customers and collect payments all from within the solution
- Sales teams can use the Acumatica CRM to create leads, attach emails to customer or prospect records and access quotes, invoices and customer service requests
- Manage documents securely with DocuSign and Adobe Sign integrations
- Low- and no-code options let you customize displays, dashboards and other elements of the application
6. Your data remains secure
Despite employees accessing Acumatica Cloud ERP software from home WiFi networks, you can be confident that your sensitive business information is safe. Robust encryption protects data in transit. Roles and privileges are easy to assign and manage to ensure employees only have access to what they need to see or edit.
Acumatica Cloud ERP software keeps employees connected, collaborative, productive and secure, no matter where they are. At NexTec, our experienced Acumatica consultants help businesses get the most out of their Acumatica solution.