Information Technology is undoubtedly a “mission critical” enabler for today’s business communications and has an important role in managing a business efficiently, when we are experiencing the fastest changes in the information age and witnessing new developments continuously.
Benefiting from latest information technology and software solutions efficiently and most importantly – securely – has become a necessity for companies in order to manage their business processes efficiently and effectively and access business-wide information and documents easily.
Traditional software, which works as a computer application on in-house / on-premise servers and networks, requires significant upfront costs and budgetary requirements for acquiring user licences, equipment, hardware and additional 3rd party technologies – all with a certain shelf life.
In addition, due to the use of different operating systems and platforms, Windows, Apple IoS, Linux, etc., this brings with it the problem of accessing corporate systems and information from different devices, resulting in excessive and unnecessary costs for companies.
As a result of this, business owners, employees and managers might have to renew or update their information technology, infrastructure and systems in order to keep up with the information age and continuous innovations or for other different reasons, which means extra investment, workload and time loss for the owners and employees.
Consequently, further problems that may occur during this renewal and update process can cause the company to lose precious time, resource and efficiency and even important company data can be lost irrevocably.
A Cloud based software application works on a secure server on the Internet and can be accessed on any device – PC, laptop, tablet and mobile phone – by only using your Internet browser without the need of investing in on-premise servers, hardware, etc. – with 24/7 availability – providing instant and secure access to your company-wide documents.
By simply using a Web browser on your device, you can access your company-wide information and manage your business processes securely, easily and real-time – wherever you are – as long as you have a reliable Internet connection.
Here are some functions that can be at your finger tips and under your control:
- Information about potential and existing customers
- Leads, prospects and opportunities
- Sales orders
- Projects and tasks
- Marketing and campaigns
- Purchase orders
- Inventory / stock
- Accounting information
- Sales and purchase invoices
- Company wide administrative and general tasks, meetings, phone calls, notes, feedback, emails, etc.
- Feedback and suggestions from your customers, suppliers and employees
- Company wide KPIs and analysis such as opportunity conversion, sales performance, on time delivery, customer satisfaction, returned products, supplier performance, etc.
There are so many companies and vendors, who offer Cloud software for various industries, business types and sectors. Here are some links which might help you on your research and enhance your understanding:
Zoho, Salesforce, Xero, Quickbooks.
If you want to discover how ZEST I/O can help your business with our Cloud Software solutions, you can find out more at:
Engineering & Manufacturing Companies
Project & Service Companies
Please get in touch with our team and discuss how we can facilitate and enable your transition to the Cloud!