Learn how integrated business management enhances planning, management, and reporting in today’s remote and hybrid work environments.
As organisations continue to normalise remote and hybrid work, overcoming communication, collaboration, and project management challenges remains a top priority. Managing projects across myriad devices, locations, teams, and even time zones, presents some unique issues. Businesses must overcome these to reap the benefits of remote work. That’s where integrated business management and collaboration solutions come in.
77% of the highest-performing enterprises now use project management software. However, that’s just one tool that simplifies project management in otherwise disparate remote or hybrid work environments. Project management tools effectively serve as a front end for integrated business management, which also encompasses things like file synchronisation and sharing, communication and collaboration, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).
Streamline project planning and management
Software sprawl remains a major problem in the typical enterprise environment. The average department now has between 40 and 60 SaaS tools each, only half of which employees use regularly. That’s bad news when it comes to project planning and management, since these things depend on interoperability and clear communication to be successful. That’s why cross-functional apps are far more popular.
By providing a single, unified architecture for management all digital assets, organisations can lay the foundations for seamless project management. By keeping everything, such as project-related tasks and team communications, in one place, businesses can reduce complexity and eliminate the confusion that often arises when team members are working remotely. In other words, everyone’s on the same page, since they receive the same information.
Integrated software gives employees almost everything they need to carry out their daily tasks, without the need to constantly switch between platforms and interfaces. For example, project management software provides advanced planning and scheduling features. It also integrates with other critical functions, such as instant messaging, automated notifications, time-tracking, and resource allocation.
Keep track of progress with enhanced reporting
Reporting is a critical aspect of business management, especially when working on complex projects in remote or hybrid environments. It’s inherently harder to keep track of an individual’s progress in these situations, where team members can’t simply walk across the office to ask a colleague about the status of a task they’ve been assigned with. Of course, they might send an email, but that’s hardly a practical way to keep track of things.
Integrated business applications enable centralised reporting to give stakeholders complete visibility into the progress of every task and project. Remote teams can also generate reports quickly, without having to manually compile data from multiple sources. Vital metrics, such as task completion rates, time spent on each task, and overall project progress, no longer end up being lost in the ether, simply because all such information is stored in a centralised cloud for easy and immediate access.
In today’s ever-changing work environments, integrated business management solutions offer a scalable and adaptable approach to managing people, time, assets, and projects. They also cut down on the software bloat to enhance workflow efficiency. These benefits combined take employee productivity to a level that simply wasn’t possible before, especially in remote teams.
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