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Originally Posted On: How connected apps can help companies post pandemic – Clariti
The COVID-19 pandemic has left a lasting influence on future workplace practices. The outbreak has mandated global businesses to enable their workforces to operate remotely for an extensive period. Organizations have begun to accept the fact that remote working is now an integral part of their work culture. Companies are embarking on technology like connected apps to conform to the new normal. Enterprises are looking for cost-effective solutions to shift their dependence from on-premise to combined cloud solutions.
In response to the current scenario of a remote-first workforce, connected apps solution providers are trying to satisfy businesses’ demand for comprehensive cloud solutions. Moreover, the connected apps market is expected to witness an upsurge in demand and grow exponentially even as IT spend is expected to shrink. By implementing connected app solutions, companies can achieve the following benefits:
1. Reduce costs
Connected apps reduce upfront acquisition costs when compared with on-premise software. As a result, capital and operating expenditures become more controlled. With email, voice, chat combined into a single solution, connected apps also reduce overall administration and maintenance costs of business applications.
2. Better business resilience
Connected apps support business continuity efforts by eliminating downtime related to natural disasters, emergencies or system outages. As we’ve seen during the pandemic, connected apps ensured business continuity even when all the employees were forced to work from home. Its prime features like email, chat, voice calling etc allow dispersed employees to work from remote locations.
3. Better Productivity
According to one study, organizations with connected apps save an average of 32 minutes per day per employee by giving them multiple options for getting in touch with colleagues. In addition to streamlining collaboration and communication, connected apps like Clariti automatically and naturally organize all related conversations in topic-based Threads. This doesn’t require any extra effort from the user. Threads preserve context so you spend less time searching for files, and conversation sand more time doing productive work.
4. Better Collaboration
Unlike a traditional audio call where two or more people in different locations dial into a central system, connected apps let you directly call your colleague or schedule a group call from your application itself. It enables communications and collaboration simultaneously with added capabilities like screen-sharing.
5. Better Onboarding
Connected apps are a great way to engage and train new employees. Equipped with better conferencing and collaboration capabilities, connected apps make peer mentoring, training, and meetings with key stakeholders a breeze. It helps to increase employee satisfaction and reduce turnover.
When the lockdown from the Covid 19 pandemic was announced suddenly, many off-the-shelf collaboration and conferencing tools helped businesses tide over the crisis successfully. Now, during the post lockdown, companies are eyeing more dedicated, reliable, and comprehensive solutions that will allow them to reduce cost and support remote workers in the long-term. In this scenario, investing in a tool like Clariti would make perfect business sense and it will pay rich dividends for years to come. Try Clariti today. It’s easy and free.