Your company relies on certain processes to function. No matter what industry you work in, what services you provide or the structure behind your organization, without specific, key processes, your team would be working toward nothing…putting in hours without focus and without an end goal.
What those processes look like, now, that varies from one company to another, and from one industry to another. What the ultimate goal of those processes is also varies.
So, the one common denominator between professionals in all businesses and organizations lies in the fact that without processes, not a lot would get done.
Think, for a minute, about the things you do each day and the things your team members do each day. What tasks are a part of your (or their) routines? Where are the catches and hang ups? What tasks seem tedious, regardless of how important they may be?
You probably complete these tasks because they’re necessary. But, maybe in the back of your mind you’re wondering if there’s a better way. There has to be a better way…right?
If you’ve been searching for a solution to common, every day hang ups, especially if those hang ups relate to the way your team works with data, a mobile workflow might be the solution you’ve been searching for. But, in case you’re not sure, allow us to share 5 ways a mobile data workflow will change your life (for the better!).
- You’ll be able to focus on what really matters
Imagine being able to add time to your day. You’ve probably always assumed that it just isn’t possible. But, when you are able to free up time by eliminating those tedious tasks that seem redundant yet necessary, you’ll have more time to pour into innovation and improvement.
Saving time doesn’t have to mean cutting corners. When a mobile workflow is in place, your data will become more powerful and you’ll be able to use it to its full potential. Focusing on the bigger picture doesn’t have to be an impossible dream: you can change the way your company operates for the better with the help of a customized data-based mobile workflow.
- Better decision making will be more possible than ever
You’ve read it in our blog posts. You’ve seen it on our site. But, what does it mean? How does a mobile workflow help you make better decisions for your organization?
It’s all about precision and timing.
So often, decision makers work with historical information. They analyze past trends – because that’s the data that’s available to them – to make future decisions. See the drawback? The “here and now” is missing.
When an automated workflow is in place to analyze the data and provide real-time insights, you – and other decision makers on your team – will be better equipped to make accurate decisions.
- Compliance will be a cinch
Compliance: a dreaded word that professionals in a variety of industries worry about day in and day out. Whether you report to the government, or another governing body, you are responsible for providing specific information, in a specific format, at a specific time.
Sometimes, the formatting necessary doesn’t match the way you need the data to look. Sometimes, the timing is inconvenient, adding hours of extra work at an already busy time of the year. It can be an inconvenient hassle, to put it lightly.
What if your reports could be generated automatically, in the format required for compliance?
Sound too good to be true? It isn’t, a custom mobile workflow can make it a reality.
- Two words: cost savings
Sometimes the upfront cost – or the concern over the upfront cost – associated with a new platform can be intimidating.
It doesn’t have to be.
Mobile workflows can be affordable for most organizations. But, most important is the way you’ll see cost savings down the road.
Workflows are designed to streamline processes – to eliminate duplicate efforts and to save time. Think about the way your data is collected, especially in the field. Sometimes, organizations rely on pencil and paper collection methods. Once the data is collected, it’s manually entered into a digital system, before being refined…all before it can actually be used. This takes time, and – especially in business – time is money.
When you can cut down labor hours while making better decisions, the potential for cost savings is great.
- Standardization without duplicate efforts
Your team members each have different roles. They each need to work with data in different ways, to accomplish different tasks.
Sometimes, because of the variety of needs each team member has, the data has to be modified by that team member before it can be used. For example, team member “A” might need to use data in a spreadsheet format that includes information that isn’t necessary for other team members. This means that when “A” is done, “B” might need to start from scratch and clean the data that’s available before he or she can do the job that’s required.
When a workflow is in place that anticipates the needs of each team member, and makes it easy to access the data that’s necessary, in the format that works best, standardization becomes something that’s actually possible.
Mobile workflows look different for every organization. That’s why customization is critical, as is working with a provider that understands your team’s unique needs.
Ready to jump in and see if a mobile workflow is right for your needs? Request a demo today to learn more!