Yet, one of the most exasperating expenses any employer deals with is the time-consuming, repetitive tasks that eat a lot of employee time. One company’s research with more than 2,000 users suggests that the average employee spends about 10% – 25% of his time in repetitive computer related tasks, whether it be transferring data, checking messages, formatting documents, starting applications, or any number of other routine tasks. In some job disciplines, an employee even spends about 70% of his time doing repetitive tasks.
Cloud-based apps, such as Street Smart’s Calendar and Task Management apps excel at scheduling and systemizing tasks. With cloud-based HR Software such as penHR ,the human resources department can spend less time doing routine, repetitive tasks by automating these routine processes in a fast, efficient system. HR software keeps track of once time-consuming tasks delegated to human resource employees, such as organizing the payroll, work time, online recruiting, application systems and training modules to get new employees up to speed and track their overall progress.
Law firms, paper intensive by nature, have dramatically benefited from moving to the cloud. A document gets uploaded once to a cloud repository and never needs to be touched again. It is searchable, can be shared, edited, and accessed as necessary without ever being touched again. Federal Courts have adopted electronic filing (filing of documents and actions electronically in the Cloud) and many State Courts are beginning to follow which allows a law firm to prepare and file documents without touching a printed document. An attorney commented that the copy machine, once the hub of all activity, is fast becoming irrelevant.
I cannot think of a single industry, from retail to manufacturing, service industries to professionals, that wouldn’t benefit from moving repetitive, time-consuming tasks from their employees to the Cloud.
A virtual employee that saves time, reduces costs, and doesn’t care what brand of coffee you serve.