85% of organisations worldwide currently use cloud-based technology to store information and, by 2023, it’s expected that the cloud-computing sector will be valued at up to $623.3 billion.
An increasing number of businesses across the globe are making the shift to compliance software, with this technology becoming a fundamental part of their daily operations.
What are cloud-based systems?
Often, businesses are hesitant to rethink their existing systems, looking to avoid the required time and financial investments needed to do so. However, with more efficient options now emerging in the market, continuing to use out-dated paper-based systems can be a costly mistake.
In recent times, technology-driven innovations have opened an entirely new world of opportunity for organisations looking to manage their processes and information more effectively and efficiently.
Unlike traditional paper-based systems and local file server-based software, cloud-based systems store information and data in the ‘cloud’, improving accessibility and leaving the need for countless documents and clunky procedures well and truly in the past.
With cloud-based systems, organisations can improve their flexibility, collaboration capabilities and responsiveness to change, while also reducing costs. Introducing and maintaining compliant management systems also often becomes less of an administrative burden, with processes being streamlined and optimised.
Cloud-based systems and the pandemic
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, organisations have had to reimagine how they conduct business, with many being forced to move quickly to improve their online capabilities. Employers have had to coordinate remote working options with their staff members, a transition that, for many, was unfamiliar, daunting and a bit overwhelming.
With this in mind, in recent times, an organisation’s digital capabilities have become all the more important. As restrictions and regulations continue to change, businesses with cloud-based systems can respond seamlessly, enjoying the flexibility that comes with an end-to-end solution.
If there was ever a time to get on board with cloud-based systems – this is it.
Across the country, employees can no longer access company resources and documents on-site. However, the cloud makes data and information readily available online, so staff can access company resources and documents as required – wherever they may be.
Now that businesses and their employees have, for the most part, settled into the new norm of remote working, they’re starting to recognise the inherent value online solutions have to offer, experiencing the benefits for themselves.
The long-term implications
While experts can make predictions and forecasts, when it comes down to it, there’s no saying just how long COVID-19 restrictions will be enforced in Australia and across the globe. Thus, it’s not surprising that many businesses are preparing to have their employees working remotely for the foreseeable future.
Many employers are starting to see the benefits that working from home can offer, not only for their business but also for their staff members. For instance, they can save on office costs and the like, while employees can enjoy greater flexibility to suit their lifestyle, eliminate commuting costs and more.
With this in mind, it’s expected that many businesses will continue to allow for more flexible working conditions long-term, with some even keeping their operations primarily online.
By investing in cloud-based systems, organisations can establish processes that account for their staff’s circumstances and requirements – regardless of whether they’re working remotely, returning to the office or a combination of both.
Compliance software and managing your business
Cloud-based systems are paving the way for businesses that want to enjoy the benefits that come with lean, robust and simplified systems.
With cloud-based systems, organisations can consolidate and configure their compliance systems into one efficient platform. However, the benefits of cloud-based systems go beyond helping businesses achieve and maintain improved organisational compliance.
An increasing number of organisations across the globe are now recognising the immense value cloud-based systems offer when it comes to managing operations and workloads. By the end of 2020, it’s expected that 83% of enterprise workloads will be run in the cloud.
With cloud-based software, organisations can improve their capabilities and manage operations with greater ease. Management can avoid wasting time, money and resources navigating inefficient, out-dated and confusing systems.
They can proactively identify and address inefficiencies, make system updates promptly, communicate effectively with staff and more.
Want to migrate to cloud-based systems?
If you’re ready to start taking the next steps towards successfully migrating to cloud-based systems, get in touch with our team today. We specialise in compliance software and have assisted organisations across a diverse range of industries in making the move to efficient, sophisticated and practical cloud-based systems.
Our team know what it takes to get and stay compliant with ISO standards, with expertise spanning across a variety of accredited certification options, including ISO 9001, ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001. In addition, to help you manage and maintain your compliance with one or more standards, we also offer ISO internal audits, compliance audits, ISO gap analysis services and more.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact our consultants.