Offering flexible working at times of crisis or disaster

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By Toby Lester | 16th March 2020 | 8 min read

Flooding, changes to train timetables or even the recent Covid-19 outbreak can affect your employees’ ability to safely get into work. However, business never sleeps. So how do you ensure your mission-critical functions continue in the event of disaster?

Start preparing early

Remote working can even have benefits outside of worst-case scenario reactions. For example, a study conducted by Airtasker found that telecommuters worked 1.4 more days every month than those who work in an office. That extra work adds up to a significant amount over the course of a year.

Offering staff the choice of flexible working and working from home a few days a month is a great way to improve productivity. It’s also useful when it comes to your worst-case scenario where people have to work from home, as they’ll already be set up and used to the situation. It’s a great way of preparing ahead of time.

Employ nomadic office computers

Wherever you are, you should be able to access everything you have while you’re in the office. That’s why more and more business are turning to nomadic cloud-based software that functions the same no matter where you are in the world.

For example, with cloud-hosted services such as PS Cloud, you have access to all the same mission-critical financial and administrative tools you’ve come to rely upon in the office, but they’re accessible from any computer and any location. When your staff are in the office, they won’t notice the difference – it works exactly the same as locally installed software.

Automate key processes

If your key processes continue to run without human intervention, there’s no risk of things going awry if key administrative staff can’t make it into the office.

That’s why automated systems such as PS Purchasing (an automated expenses, approvals and purchasing platform) and IRIS Invoice Matcher have become so popular in recent times. The latter can even take over your entire invoice matching process, saving your staff time for more important tasks whether there’s a crisis on or not.

The fact is, modern-day flexible working and automation tools are a win-win for organisations, as they can both improve your existing processes and ensure your business is safe in times of need.

Comprehensive security

PS Cloud can ensure your confidential information is safe no matter what happens. With a host of physical and digital security features and 24/7 on-site security staff at our world-class data centre, your information is as safe as possible.

Thanks to our resilient carrier connections, redundant power supplies and comprehensive daily backups, there’s no risk of losing your valuable operational data.

Get started today

Because it’s cloud-hosted, you can get started with PS Cloud quickly and easily, with no upfront hardware and IT costs to consider. Your service can be up and running much quicker than setting up your own in-site infrastructure, and you’re able to access it from any location. If you’re interested in finding out more, visit the PS Cloud website today.