How is your business placed in 2017? Do you have the tools and systems in place to operate with optimal efficiency and grow your bottom line?
Every business strives to be productive, but in today’s market it’s not enough to be ‘busy’. To gain a competitive advantage, you must do things better, faster and use fewer resources than your peers.
You need to innovate.
At the heart of this quest for innovation is digitisation.
Ok, I can already hear you say “not us, we don’t have the budget to do that” or “not another buzzword which is only within reach of the big corporates”.
No matter what industry, every organisation has standard, replicable and repeated processes and workflows that could be made smarter with digitisation.
The good news is that low-code or no-code business application platforms are now available to empower any organisation to innovate by digitisation.
Yes, this option is even possible and affordable for you.
Make Your Business More Productive in 2017
Have you considered how your staff can be more efficient, effective and enjoy greater job satisfaction in 2017?
Digital transformation through the use of ‘no-code software’ can improve many key drivers of business performance including information flow, client satisfaction, elimination of errors and improved decision making.
Here we explore four key ways this technology has already produced massive shifts in efficiency, and how these tools can help drive your business forward this year.
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Make 2017 your year to increase business efficiency.
1. Predictive Analytics
Today every company must be agile, but this is especially true for small and medium businesses who often lack the financial and human resources of their larger competitors.
Business applications give management vital insights for boosting future performance. However, if these applications are not representative of the unique way your organisation is operating, then it can be sometimes more pain and no gain.
Imagine a business software platform that is not reliant on code, and can be shaped around your exact processes and work procedures. Imagine now the creation of dashboards, reporting triggers and real-time charts giving you accurate information about your unique business processes.
It will enable you to anticipate work loading, reduce downtime and respond faster to client demands. This type of innovation will result in higher customer satisfaction and profitability.
Customers want access to information, service and solutions everywhere they go, in real time.
Digitisation has raised the bar on customer service, making integration and mobile data capture a critical part of your organisation’s service delivery.
Yes, we know. The building of mobile dedicated apps are expensive and inflexible to change when requirements change.
These days clients, contractors, vendors or whoever your stakeholders are, want to login to a mobile portal of some sorts and see real-time data about how you are servicing them.
Mobile processes benefit every area of business, from sales to repairs and delivery. Depending on your industry, but clients are becoming more and more tech savvy. It is like trying to seduce a client with a typewriter while computers are the flavour of the month. You need to innovate by becoming mobile friendly.
You will be happy to know that low-code or no-code platforms offer you mobile access to data, applications, client portals and many more. Yes, now you can have mobile capabilities in your organisation without paying through the roof for an app.
3. Automated Document Generation
Many aspects of sales and administration are based on repetition.
Think of all the time wasted emailing back and forth to gain sign-offs on documents let alone gaining approval in the office on what clause should be in or out of the document.
If you are generating documents with no automated workflows and approval processes, then there is an enormous opportunity for you to innovate, right there.
Document automation can streamline the production of standard documents like contracts, proposals, quotes, compliance documents, checklists, and many more. This will enable you to save time, reducing errors and give staff more freedom to focus on the customer experience and innovation.
If you fail to automate this aspect of your day to day operations, then you will be missing an opportunity to save money on salaries and wages, while working slower than your competition in the future.
4. Integrated Cloud Platforms
Cloud technology has revolutionised the way we communicate.
Cloud-based applications enable information to flow seamlessly between business areas, improving operational efficiencies and facilitating more responsive customer service.
The flexibility and real-time accuracy of data also gives management more holistic insights and enables them to respond agilely to market opportunities.
Now this is still a problem with many commercially–off-the-shelf solutions (COTS) which operate in a silo structure towards other applications within your organisation. For example, if you have a cloud-based Risk Management System (from ABC vendor) which does not integrate with your cloud-based Incident Management System (from XYZ vendor), then you fall short in experiencing the true benefits that cloud can offer your organization.
Imagine a business application enabling platform that is cloud-based and on which you can configure any type of business application. All these applications can share data seamlessly and all functions are integrated with each other, all on the same platform. Yes, you may think this sounds way too good to be true and will cost a fortune… However, this, my friend, is all possible (take my word for it). All it needs is for you to think innovation and digitisation.
OK, I am ready to innovate, but what is a no-code platform?
Nimblex is your innovative ‘no-code platform’ to explore in 2017
With dynamic features such as flexible reporting, sophisticated security and workflow settings, our powerful web-based platform Nimblex can empower you to digitise and automate processes in your organisation.
Speak to us today about a Nimblex solution for your business.