September 8, 2017

Custom Cloud Applications and Business Systems

Productivity in the workplace is a hot topic. With the increasing use of electronic devices and the accessibility of information on the web, many employers and managers are concerned about employee productivity. While this may be a valid concern for an organization, cloud and web technologies also offer opportunities to streamline operations, foster growth, and increase the bottom line.

Custom cloud-based applications help organizations simplify processes, consolidate information, and improve workflow and efficiency. Many companies utilize online business systems to ease a pain-point or improve customer service.  (Think of a cloud-based application as a program that runs on the Internet, rather than software installation on a computer.)

Your organization has a unique personality, and with it, may come some unique challenges. Don’t settle for a one-size-fits-all software program that doesn’t meet your needs. Doing so often translates to investing in a system that includes extra bells and whistles that don’t serve a purpose for your business.  With the right development partner, a custom solution can be tailored to address your specific needs with room for expansion as your business grows or needs evolve.

The possibilities are endless.  Custom cloud applications may include:
  • Online forms systems
  • Data transfer systems
  • Workflow systems (secure communications, employee timesheets, document client info, etc.)
  • CRM (Customer Relations Management)
  • Customer portals
  • Online product activation systems
  • Online rebate systems
  • Mobile phone texting systems
  • and many more...

 Allan F. Mogensen, creator of Work Simplification, was on the right track when he coined the phrase, “Work Smarter…Not Harder”.  Online business systems help organizations streamline operations and minimize risk of data loss; working smarter, not harder.
  • Automate repetitive tasks
  • Provide real-time data
  • Enhance customer service
  • Streamline workflow
  • Data security and audit trails
  • Daily backups to preserve data integrity 
  • Automatic disaster recovery

Web-connected devices may bring some headaches for employers and managers, but cloud technologies and online business systems also bring opportunities for increasing productivity, and that equals increasing the bottom line.

Encore Web Works provides custom web/cloud application and online business system programming. We design, develop and manage all of the components for custom online systems for organizations of all sizes.