In recent years, businesses everywhere have made great strides in mapping out, digitizing, and managing their crucial processes. Workflows have become a real asset to all kinds of organizations ever since the first early adopters started using SharePoint-based solutions to increase their efficiency and make operations run more smoothly.
However, it’s now 2020, technology has moved on, and so have businesses and their needs. Today, new cloud-based tools have superseded on-premises solutions by offering further value and solving the unique challenges businesses now face. Let’s look at why your organization should consider an upgrade to the Nintex Workflow Cloud platform.
If it ain’t broke…
You may be thinking that your current solution is already fit for purpose and, as the old saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. And, pre-COVID-19, you may have had a good point. But in this “new normal”, needs have transformed dramatically.
Before the home office became as important (or more so) than the traditional office, it was generally fine for business processes and data to be firmly tethered to physical locations and the infrastructure within them. For many, their on-premises SharePoint was the mothership and the basecamp—their one central digital workspace firmly embedded in the physical workplace.
But even before COVID-19, this status quo was rapidly changing, with 17% of employees in the USA already working remotely five or more days a week. The pandemic merely put the pedal to the metal and made remote-ready digital transformation an urgent necessity. Let’s look at some of the key workflow cloud platform benefits that will make your business better prepared for work in 2020 and beyond.
- Anywhere, anytime access to everything
Instead of needing to facilitate access to your on-premises intranet or servers, with a cloud-based workflow solution, authorized employees can access everything they need wherever they are—even via mobile devices, using easy-to-use apps for Android and iOS.
With an unpredictable and rapidly evolving global situation, it’s never been more vital that you can support business continuity in this way, enabling your people to stay productive however they need or choose to work. And that can only come from freeing your processes and data from the constraints of on-premises solutions.
- One, cloud-based, center of truth
Creating a new cloud-based digital center for business processes and data also allows you to standardize them and ensure accuracy. So, whether employees are working at home or in your organization’s sites around the world, you can be sure they’re working with the latest, most up-to-date, and accurate information and processes.
When it’s time for change, you can ensure that it’s rolled out consistently for everyone. Nobody lags behind, no legacy workflows lingering and used mistakenly, and everybody is on the same page. When corralling a highly distributed 21st-century workforce, this is vital.
- Scalability, cost-effectiveness, and security
Today’s organizations need to achieve greater fluidity and agility than ever. When you upgrade to the Nintex Workflow Cloud platform, you’re able to match your technology investment with your needs more closely and scale up or down far more responsively. If you close an office or open a new one, and when you bring in new staff or when existing members leave, you can quickly, easily, and cost-effectively adjust your spending to meet the situation.
With this “Software-as-a-Service” (SaaS) model, rather than buying software licenses in bulk—some of which you may not use—you’re only paying for exactly what you need. And not only that but cloud-based platforms update continuously and automatically, meaning you’re always using the latest and most secure version of your solution. IT staff don’t have to spend time and energy patching and updating, because it happens without them needing to lift a finger.
You can learn more about the numerous benefits of Software-as-a-Service here.
Upgrade to the Nintex Workflow Cloud platform today
We’re always working to give you more and more reasons to upgrade to Nintex Workflow Cloud, adding more integrations that seamlessly connect your workflows to vital business tools like Microsoft 365, Salesforce, and more. We’ve also launched our Nintex Solution Accelerator Gallery, to help you get started with your new cloud-based digital processes as quickly and easily as possible.
If you’d like to find out more about the enhancements we’ve made to the Nintex Workflow Cloud platform, you can find out what’s new here, or see for yourself in our Nintex Workflow Cloud on-demand webinar series. We’re eager to reveal all the benefits of an upgrade to Nintex Workflow Cloud. We think you’ll really appreciate the difference.