The modern marketplace has changed, and every business in it faces daily pressure to change how they do business. Organizations of all sizes are facing demands for more flexible options from workers and customers alike, and stakeholders demand positive performance even as the pace of change increases. Digital and mobile aren’t minor considerations in business today, and these technologies represent major players in the agile business that not only adapts to changing conditions but enables the workflows and the collection of information to support ongoing improvements in business performance.
Many small businesses continue to rely more on individual knowledge than documented processes and structure, but this only works if the business remains very small. It is transformational when the company discovers that digital workflows and considerations for mobile working models can help them capture interactions as transactional data, including the many possible actors collaborating on each one, which helps inform growth and performance.
Workflow-driven systems help businesses keep their tasks and activities in line, connecting the operational areas together and reducing the distribution of data found with disconnected solutions and standalone systems. The consideration of what comes before and after each task is more likely to lead to a successful result. Digital workflows turn manual and paper-based actions and transactions into digital data, which enables analysis of the result of the work as well as the quality of the flow, which leads to improvement.
It has been proven time and again that structuring the flow of work in the business helps improve performance and supports better decision-making, which can lead directly to creating a competitive advantage. Taking a cross-functional and holistic view of the processes and creating a smooth flow for work helps ensure that stakeholder perspectives are aligned and makes sure that everyone has a clear understanding of how processes are undertaken and why.
Mendelson Consulting has experience helping businesses implement foundational solutions which help structure the flow of work and information throughout the company. The Noobeh cloud services team offers transformational platforms and technologies which support more secure yet amazingly agile operations. From sales and ordering, manufacturing, warehouse and inventory management, to accounting and finance and analysis and all the connections between, Mendelson Consulting has the solutions expertise to help propel (transitive verb: to drive forward or onward by or as if by means of a force that imparts motion; synonyms: drive, push, move) your business forward.