In view of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, all lines of work have been majorly affected. Especially, when we speak about non-tech organisations, they have faced paramount levels of inconvenience and disruptions in the initial phase of digital implementation. Due to lack of an appropriate substructure to support work-from-home mechanism, these organisations have juggled through their way in making the best use of technology. On the other end, the tech organisations were already equipped with advanced resources for going hundred per cent digital before the pandemic hit strong. Consequently, the COVID-19 pandemic has performed the role of a catalyst in increasing the acceptance and application of technology thereby going digital.
In consideration of the current demand for enhanced tech-based services, Joining Ends comes to extricate businesses by delivering customised tech-solutions for business ventures. Our proficient steps to create a beneficial tech platform for our clients serve successfully in the realm of the present economic scenario.
Initial hindrances faced by enterprises on account of the COVID-19 outbreak
It is absolutely undeniable that businesses have suffered through substantial encumbrances to compeer on a uniform basis with the economy. The following list manifests some specific hindrances faced by the businesses during the initial phase of the pandemic outbreak:
● Insufficient technological resources to go digital- This was very common among the mid-sized and small enterprises. Since they work with a limited capital capacity, they could not adapt to the sudden change in the work culture. Conducting their business completely over a virtual platform was not their cup of tea as it demands considerable investment in technological resources.
● Huge investment of funds- Technology is one of the greatest realms of investment today. The undeniable benefit of implementing the same comes with the prerequisite investment into it. Yes, enterprises have had to spend good figures of amount to come along the situation and combat against it. Small and mid-sized organizations, due to their small capital base, had to route their investments into technology through banks in the forms of loans.
● Time and effort upon training the personnel to adapt the tech-based work culture- Things were difficult, not just for the business owners and managers, but also for their entire workforce. A big concern was the unavailability of good internet connection and an appropriate desktop or laptop system for most of the employees. Going digital is not a one-day process. It involves constant learning, comprehension and inability. Subsequently, inability of the personnel to grasp the virtual rules and policies at a fast pace kept the businesses agonizing.
● Lack of alternative for compulsory in-person physical tasks- Despite getting digital, there were, and still are, some tasks which could be performed only through physical intervention of human beings. This includes physical transfer of tangible business goods such as a newly registered digital signature certificate in the form of physical tokens and even goods ranging from groceries to FMCG category. Sadly, the logistics industry has no alternative to the physical activities in its domain and practically, it never can. Extreme precaution has only served the way out for this particular industry.
Need to go digital
In pursuit of a projected automated business industry, the urgency to go digital has escalated. The pandemic has made the industry aware of the handsome supremacy that digitisation can provide. Bearing the precious worth of the digital world, following are enumerated a few benefits that digitisation provides:
● Time-saving- The most prominent advantage is undoubtedly some considerable savings in time. Activities such as conveyance, physical transportation of documents, in-person meetings and all others that involve an extra margin of time besides the activity itself, are now being carried out effectively via the time-saving trait of technology. The Internet has enabled officials to conduct virtual meetings from the comfort of their physical residence, thus less need to travel for meetings. Documents and other data of big size can be shared with an ease of a few clicks via Google drives.
● Subsequent low cost – The initial phase of digital implementation does involve high cost but its subsequent benefits over a long range of time, helps to stabilise the cost in the long run. The installation expense is just like a profitable investment as the cost involved in physical work-place set-up, its maintenance, electricity, in-office operational expense and all petty expenses are eliminated and processes become smoother and faster.
● Learning and Growth of the workforce- The personnel of an organization gradually comprehends the requirement of the digital activity and learns to implement the same into its work process. This enables their growth and enhances their learning experience.
● Business Efficiency- Operations turn smooth and hassle-free once there is inherent application of valuable tech-based processes. Digitisation has already begun showing its coherence in the profitable operationalization of many big four companies.
● Flexibility- Where task engagement in business operations created a rigid boundary denying any modifications, digital work procedure has enhanced flexibility. Uninterrupted modifications are possible within the business process without much effort. This enables easy adaptation to changing business needs.
● Goodwill- A good reputation comes in conjunction with business efficiency. Building goodwill in the business industry calls for noticeable efforts and achievements on the part on the organization. A digitized procedure makes this process feasible in view of the indispensable flow of work and constant AI-enabled governance mechanism.
To be specific, the list is even longer, yet the most prominent ones are mentioned above. These are the dominant reasons as to why businesses have to go digital. Moreover, competition with peers becomes neck to neck as all organizations are leaning onto the benefits of digital business.
How do we help?
Joining Ends aims to resolve a clump of such complexities with its analytical process of decision-making. We assist enterprises in carving out the most valuable solution for their technological hindrances. Our expertise across diverse technology and business fields assures an unprecedented range of solution-oriented services that serve the best to our clients.
Our organizational team has Vishal Modi and Saket Bohania on board who possess rich experience in technology consultancy services, financial advisory, marketing solution, consumer behaviour and business economy. Their vigorous efforts channel the client enterprise towards desirable and valuable direction. We provide a one-stop tech-based solution to wipe out all the obstacles that would stand in the way towards successful achievement of business goals. Before framing a solution, we tend to undergo a thorough study of the concerned business’ structure, objectives and work procedure to ensure a complete customized and flexible solution for the concerned venture. Partnering with Joining Ends shall serve a long way in consistent accomplishment of desired results.