By Prangya Pandab - June 29, 2022 4 Mins Read
As companies strive to increase employee productivity and enhance hybrid work cultures, evaluating the benefits of cloud migration and the impact it might have on these areas is critical.
The focus of cloud migration should be on more than just technology, and tools that benefit employees should be prioritized. They will be able to utilize the technologies better and, as a result, improve the customer experience and the company’s overall growth.
When employees are empowered and trained to use new tools tailored to their job role and career advancement, businesses have a better probability of successful cloud migration. That is why companies must emphasize from the start that cloud migration is often implemented not only for business reasons but also to expand employee skill sets and improve daily operations.
Organizations that migrate to the cloud can better help their workforce through collaboration, automation, and scalability, resulting in increased productivity and more positive business culture.
One immediate benefit of introducing cloud technology is the automation of mundane tasks. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a simple way for businesses to automate manual tasks. This decreases the risk of human error while also freeing up employees to focus on more creative and value-adding tasks. Morale should improve once cumbersome to-do lists are minimized, and the workforce can focus on creative tasks that add direct value.
Cloud services are expanding beyond administrative automation, with providers proposing new solutions for businesses to automate workflows regularly. Through recent advancements, organizations have a plethora of options for integrating this technology into their operations.
As the number of remote and hybrid teams grows, so does the demand for technologies that connect employees quickly and easily. These support structures are required to promote internal and external team collaboration, and open communication, reduce meetings, and the seamless integration of existing and new programs. This is critical in boosting productivity and building a positive work culture.
With supply chain management software, cloud technology has enhanced communications outside the bounds of the office. Many links in the supply chain are entirely siloed, with little or no contact between them at each stage. End-to-end supply chain planning can now be done on a single platform. Users with complete visibility into operations can utilize predictive analytics to anticipate how issues in one area will affect others and automate reporting, transactions, and other processes while evaluating and tracking behavior in real-time.
Focusing on Scalability
When considering a cloud migration, leaders should conduct an audit of their existing business processes and devise a strategy for addressing pain areas. Every tool does not need to be implemented immediately, but as business needs change, it is easy to scale, resulting in less system downtime and a better user experience.
As businesses understand the benefits of migrating to the cloud on a small scale, it becomes easy to move more applications to the cloud in whatever timeline makes sense for the company.
However, many businesses make the mistake of assuming that the job is done once the transfer to the cloud is complete. Users should keep an eye on how the platform operates in real-time and identify any issues that arise so that they may be addressed quickly.
Using Technology to Empower People
Cloud solutions can help companies grow and thrive by connecting and empowering employees. However, employees must be happy and productive while working away from the office for a hybrid workforce to succeed, and this can only happen if they have the necessary tools. If a company is considering a cloud migration, it should prioritize tools that people can be trained on to improve their job function and daily lives.
When employees are happy and productive, the company as a whole succeeds, resulting in more opportunities for growth.
Prangya Pandab is an Associate Editor with OnDot Media. She is a seasoned journalist with almost seven years of experience in the business news sector. Before joining ODM, she was a journalist with CNBC-TV18 for four years. She also had a brief stint with an infrastructure finance company working for their communications and branding vertical.
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