It sometimes seems we’re living in a very different world to the one we lived in before 2020. People and organizations everywhere have had to make dramatic adjustments to the way they live and work, in order to maintain safety and minimize the spread of COVID-19.
They say necessity is the mother of invention. Well, the need for social distancing is one of the most urgent necessities we face today. So, organizations have been inventing new ways for digital workflow processes to help them continue their work as normal during some highly abnormal times. We’ll explore some of them here.
Ensuring education in Sydney
Schools, colleges, and other universities worldwide have been struggling with the need to maintain education continuity safely and effectively. Trinity Grammar School in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, was one of the countless institutions that switched to remote learning when lockdowns and social distancing made it necessary.
Luckily for Trinity, they were already well versed in using workflow processes to support both their learning and administrative needs. For almost a decade, they’ve been working with Nintex Premier Partner, Synergy, who helped them put their learning management and school management systems in place.
Using the Nintex Platform and its powerful workflow engine, Trinity put digital processes in place to record student ‘attendance’ in their new online learning spaces and check that students were participating in all their classes and other school activities. These new tools seamlessly integrate with their existing management systems, allowing pupils to easily mark their attendance and staff to quickly and accurately check it. Thanks to this technology, the school can ensure education is continuing as well as possible at a time that’s challenging to say the least.
If you’d like to learn more about how Trinity is overcoming today’s challenges via automated workflow processes, you can read the full case study. In the meantime, let’s take a look at how another organization is maintaining continuity with the Nintex Platform.
Supporting emergency operations in Denver
How do emergency services keep going during an emergency that restricts even their own operations? That was the challenge faced by the Emergency Operations Center in Denver, Colorado in the USA.
When COVID-19 forced the City and County of Denver’s staff to move to remote working, they had to ensure that everyone could do their jobs as effectively from their home offices as they could at government offices.
Moving quickly, Denver’s Technology Services department digitized many forms critical to operations, eliminating the need for paper forms that would previously have been filled out, signed, and circulated among staff on site. This manual in-person processes would now be replaced by fast, fluid digital workflow processes that could be expedited, tracked, and would maintain a higher degree of accuracy and efficiency.
Denver even created their own symptom-monitoring app using Nintex Mobile to help monitor the health and ensure the safety of staff if they had to return to premises. We’re glad they’ve put our platform to such good use and that it’s been helpful to the Emergency Operations Center and all the people of Denver.
If you want to explore the whole story, the full case study is available to read, so you can learn from Denver’s successes.
Using digital workflow processes for your own business continuity
At Nintex, we’re eager to help organizations all over the world keep working as productively and effectively as possible, whatever happens. We want to help you make sure your critical processes and data are all accessible and seamless, wherever and however employees need to use them
If you’d like to find out more ways in which Nintex is a vital aid to business continuity, you can read our use cases. If you’re already using Nintex or are ready to get started with our platform, we’ve created a range of resources for business continuity during COVID-19 to help organizations keep going and remain productive through today’s challenges.
Looking to the future
We look forward to discovering and sharing many more inventive ways people have found to keep going, thanks to digital workflow processes. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to share your own success stories – your organization could even appear in a future blog or case study.
For now, we hope this article was useful and we wish you all the best – wherever you are, whatever stage of process digitization you’ve reached, and whatever challenges you’re facing and overcoming.
If you’d like to learn more about how implementing digital workflow processes can help your business, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, get in touch with the team at Nintex. Or you can also try the Nintex Platform yourself with a free trial.