Digitisation provides an audit trail that can evidence things have been done properly and are being done properly. It provides factual evidence. It removes guesswork, doubt, hiding places and wriggle room. Real time data capture and real time reporting allow you a far greater understanding of how your workforce, and supply chain, is performing. You can promote best practice and achieve efficiency and productivity gains. You can be more proactive rather than responsive to issues as they arise. You can significantly reduce risk.
The need to capture critical information is not going to go away. The ability to instantly access and utilise information is going to become increasingly valuable. Technology must be utilised properly and businesses must be prepared to adapt. Those who do will undoubtedly flourish against their competitors who do not. Remove, or at least significantly reduce, the scope for human error in your operational processes.
A common argument against technology is that field based operatives simply won’t accept it. They don’t like change. They won’t accept new ways of working.Time to give your workforce credit. They are probably way ahead of you in digital terms within their home life. We all use online banking, shopping, self service automated tills etc..you then ask them to fill in countless paper based documents!
We hear businesses complain that they already have a number of different software platforms in place, half of which they don’t use, none of which talk to each other. Why continue to tolerate that situation? In relative terms, take a tiny step back and evaluate what the business actually needs. Implement a cost effective solution that fits your business. Discard what you don’t need.