Working remotely can be a transition for both the worker and the team as a whole. However, technology has made this smoother than ever before. While there are dozens, if not hundreds, of programs, apps and software on the market to make remote working easier, few possess tools that can run the whole company remotely. Learn why Oracle ERP Cloud is a top technology for working remotely.
Oracle ERP Cloud helps businesses address common remote work concerns:
In numerous studies, one of the top issues remote workers name is communication. However, Oracle ERP Cloud comes equipped with tools and features to alleviate a communication gap within your team and between departments.
Communication confusion is minimized when businesses use Oracle ERP Cloud due to its real-time access for anyone. Oracle ERP Cloud is one source of truth for data, meaning business data is up to date across the company at all times. Employees have access to this information whenever they need it, meaning everyone has the same set of current data.
Oracle ERP Cloud also makes file sharing easier. You can upload files, such as purchase orders and invoices, that your coworkers can access as well. Using the cloud to share files is more efficient and ensures these files live in a secure location that your teammates can access when they need them. When you upload files to Oracle ERP Cloud, the data in the files is added to your ERP system as business data.
Oracle ERP Cloud’s versatility means that working from a traditional office is unnecessary, enabling companies to utilize remote workers without losing efficiency. However, remote connections can lead to questions of security. Accessing your business data from a variety of entrance points can leave any system vulnerable. Oracle ERP Cloud was designed to make access from anywhere possible and comes with the security measures necessary to keep your data safe.
Safeguarding your organization’s information is a high priority, and Oracle ERP Cloud features multiple layers of protection. The system operates a vertically integrated stack, meaning it comes integrated with your software and provides end-to-end protection. This multilayer approach allows for a flexible set of deployment options, including on-premise and hybrid clouds, and pairs with identity and access management solutions, data isolation capabilities and more. Security upgrade projects are unnecessary – like Oracle ERP Cloud’s suite of applications, the latest security updates are quickly distributed and applied.
Your organization might seek additional security tools on top of stringent measures that are already built into your ERP software. Oracle database security tools are an added layer of security to further protect against any possible breach or error. These come in the form of a single, unified control center that identifies sensitive data and masks it, notifies you with alerts of suspicious situations or attempts to access data and audits database activity.
When your team is remote, sometimes staying organized with your own responsibilities and on the same page with the rest of your teammates is a hefty task to itself. However, Oracle ERP Cloud was built to assist.
Oracle ERP Cloud allows you to create workflows that manage tasks. While you can use this to keep yourself on task, your teammates can see your progress and receive status updates. However, workflows aren’t completely manual – set up rules that will automatically move a task from one teammate to another based on the criteria you determine and will notify them of the change.
Your Oracle ERP Cloud system uses a tool called notifications to notify you of alerts via several communication methods. When a task is assigned to you using a workflow, you receive a notification within the application and through your email. You can also check worklists and the notifications list in the platform’s global header.
Business data and information, while available in real time, is also accessible anywhere with an internet connection. Sometimes even remote workers need to complete tasks away from their desk. Oracle ERP Cloud allows you to access your business data through applications on a mobile platform. Your organization can create their own applications that coordinate with your Oracle ERP Cloud software, or you can create extensions of your backend applications to access your system on the go.
Aside from the overhead costs that businesses save when employing remote workers, Oracle ERP Cloud is hosted offsite and is accessed through the internet. While saving on costs for infrastructure, remote employees can easily access it and don’t need any additional equipment at home other than the internet and their computer. As your remote workforce grows, your equipment costs will not, but your software will scale with you.
Oracle ERP Cloud adds to cost savings with increased productivity. Better reporting leads to reducing hours spent on routine tasks, creating more time for innovation, collaboration with other team members and optimizing processes.
At the same time, Oracle ERP Cloud comes with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities to further reduce time spent on routine work. Digital assistants, more commonly known as chatbots, use AI technology to interpret your request and deliver a contextual response to your command. Integrate these with your other remote tools – Slack, Microsoft Teams, Alexa – to make collaboration seamless.
At the same time, you can set up chatbots to (seemingly) be there for your customers at any hour. Choose from a prebuilt digital assistant that you can customize or leverage the open platform to build new skills for third-party applications. While chatbots are available 24/7, your remote team can assist from anywhere and at any time they’re available.