Over the last two weeks, the pandemic’s full implications have become evident to everyone, not just in today’s society, but in the technological world as well. With the disruptive impact of COVID-19, employees were advised to remain at home and operate remotely to reduce the spread of the virus. It has become a reality check for companies to carefully examine contingency strategies in order to prevent significant interruption to its activities.

The idea of working outside the formal setting of the office, or Remote Working, has been the greatest option for employees. According to ZDNET.com, it is enabled by whole range of nearly every digital tools accessed virtually such as e-mails, mobile applications, and virtual event platforms. Further defined by TechTarget.com, Remote Work Access allows users to utilize and navigate the system through telecommunications or internet connections. In fact, 52% of employees were constrained to any travel activities and recommended to all work remotely as per workplace community platform Fishbowl.

Consequently, TechRepublic.com stated that among countries with major COVID-19 outbreaks like China, Italy, and the United states, companies have been dealing with huge amount of people utilizing cloud platforms and SaaS providers to work from home.

With the need to access work anytime and anywhere, it is now time explore all the remote wonders of your current cloud services. Cloud computing software like NetSuite manage all key business processes in a single ERP cloud system. Being on the cloud, be able to access the software anytime and anywhere and obtain real-time accounts and visible data which indicates business performance and general insights regarding the company.

Below are key considerations for Remote Work Access and whether your existing cloud provider can actually meet up with these demands. 

1.Can your cloud service establish a safe and efficient ground for the remote digital access?

As much as the stability of internet connection here in the Philippines can come up as a challenge, cloud services should securely establish the corporate networks, communication channels, and even mobile application access as a means to reach and interact among employees. They should also have access to needed documents, spreadsheets, and data reports in order to get the job done. This is to ensure that users can manage and support the business process from the given access.

2. Can your cloud service integrate and support all ERP functions of your business?

It is important that your cloud service can provide an entire suite of solutions for the different integrated functions of your organization such as CRM, eCommerce, and Professional Services Automation. Deploying a single system across an organization improves financial reporting and close times, employee productivity, and integrated complexity, which leads to an increase in proactive decision making across the business.

3. Can your cloud service ensure real-time visibility that of which needed to make timely and informed decisions?

In terms of cloud, a key consideration is if it can present real-time data as needed by employees. The dashboards should provide data from all departments present in order to lessen the time needed when collating and to make analysis faster.

Consequently, whatever the present circumstance may be, businesses should actively evaluate how they can enhance the experience of remote work while employed outside the workplace. It is to say that digital transformation can help reduce the trouble caused by natural occurrences or events which employers do not have control over. But what they do the power to control is the ability to build better contingency plans which will consistently support the business process.

Oracle NetSuite is dedicated to resolve the current situation with its business continuity management program that offers solution plans for service availability and maintenance support via cloud ERP. Despite the current pandemic, NetSuite assures that they are not anticipating any disruption of their cloud service.

Being at home with the promise of Remote Work Access, what can your cloud service actually provide you?

About the author:

Eliza Tarlac is a content writer for Marketing. She is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, major in English Language Studies from the University of Santo Tomas. As a writer, she is passionate in technical, academic, and creative writing where she strives to transform ideas and concepts to help businesses deliver their message and establish their brand.