At the beginning of 2020, many companies saw telecommuting as a productivity, but in the face of accountability and the number of infected people, the practice was reserved for only a subset of senior employees at that time. But events move fast, with an April 2020 survey showing that due to COVID-19, 88% of organizations encourage or require employees to work from home, and 74% expect the situation to be permanent or persistent.
If the current health crisis has taught American businesses anything, it's that you can work from home. And if you have the right technology, it works better.
One of the biggest barriers to seamless connectivity and workflow is outdated information data systems. While companies are scrambling to add some investment to their infrastructure and link employees to universal apps, achieving superior productivity requires more than just a good video conferencing app and a group chat app. Let's face it, if you can't take your filing cabinets and product trays home, how can you expect your job done accurately and comprehensively?
FileMaker enables remote employees to easily log in to mobile devices or desktops to view company data and update records in real time. FileMaker's mobility also benefits employees who must stay on company premises, as you can take your data anywhere from your tablet to support social distancin
Timely and portable access to critical data means more than just turning in reports on time. Brad Freitag, CEO of Claris, said, "Low-code [software like FileMaker] has a great opportunity to help with Covid-19 situations. This is especially true in the healthcare industry, where rapid decision-making and data tracking can save lives.
For companies whose profitability has been hit by the pandemic, they found that FileMaker offers another immediate benefit; Cut costs. Its intuitive design and ease of use enable employees to get more done in less time, increasing productivity. In addition, by accessing data through a "free" web browser, companies will not need to install expensive software on each computer.
As a subsidiary of Apple Inc., Claris' FileMaker has provided custom data solutions to global organizations such as American Express, Jet Blue and Nike, as well as small and medium-sized companies, since its launch in 1985. Over the years, it has been continuously developed to meet the needs of users with leading technology.
Just as 2020 heralds future business trends, FileMaker's agile design makes it an important choice for companies that want to adapt successfully.