Is Office Software Enough These Days?

Jan 29, 2019 9:17:10 AM

The way we work is changing quickly.

So you might be asking yourself: Is Office software enough these days?  

You’re in the right place. Today, we’ll look at how you can effectivize your company with the right technology. (Hint: You need more than Office!)

 

Let’s dig right in.

Is Office Software Enough These Days?

How business communication has evolved

First:

What we need to realize is that jobs never actually change. Instead, it’s how we do them that changes.

A good example of this is how things are documented in companies.

Verified information has been the basis of business since the early ages – contracts, minutes of meetings, and other documents. Unlike a normal, casual conversation, words are always recorded in one way or another in the corporate world.

One of the earliest examples of business documentation was discovered just this year. It was a customer complaint document that dated back more than 4000 years, meticulously carved into a stone tablet which must have taken hours and hours of work.

You can imagine how tedious that process must have been.

Fortunately, paper and ink made such corporate documentation much easier. Typewriters and computers made business documentation much faster.

Ultimately, word processing software helped us make documents more accurate, presentable, and accessible. Since they came out, word processing tools, presentation applications, and digital spreadsheets became core to business productivity.

Companies began competing on creating software that would log and present data in a better way. Office was, as you know, the top suite of products on the market. Companies who produced office applications managed to generate billions annually from selling them.

It was only a few years ago when companies used to send all employees to Office trainings. Those employees who were more competent at Office had a clear edge over others. Companies believed that the only way to communicate was by using Office tools.

But this all changed when, in recent years, a number of web applications were introduced to the market and information started flowing without the use of Office tools.

These applications began facilitating the presentation of communication, as well as automating processes. Companies started racing to automate processes and workflows as they became a measure of a business’s creativity.

And then came the smartphones. Smartphones further changed the data communication scene. Daily, massive transfers of data is managed through thousands of different mobile applications, each one specialized in doing a specific job.

For example, WhatsApp is an application many companies use today to communicate internally and externally. That’s just one example of the numerous applications businesses use.

In short, just a decade ago the vast majority of information was being exchanged through Office tools. Today? A fraction of this data is being communicated through Office. This number, whatever it is, will continue to dwindle over the years until it reaches zero.

Which leads us to the question:

Is Office software enough these days?

That’s what we’ll look at next. 

 

Your organization needs more than Office to stay productive and competitive 

Office was the productivity tool for decades, yes. But now, in less than ten years, the way we are doing our jobs has changed (and is changing) swiftly. Companies now need more than Office to work efficiently and productively.

In fact, your organization needs a mobile ecosystem to remain relevant. These mobile applications should address the new nature of jobs and the challenges that arise due to speedy changes in circumstances.

What do I mean by that?

It will become difficult for companies to survive, and thrive, without finding technologies to help them execute the job here belows:  

Team alignment

Competency building

Strategy & performance

Business automation

Opportunity management

Initiative and project management

Cash and profitability management

Business intelligence reporting

Artificial intelligence as consultants

These technologies should be mobile, as that has proven to be the preference and the best way to communicate effectively with most employees.

The best part?

These applications need to be extremely easy to set up (plug and play) and even easier to use.

Plus, artificial Intelligence should be working in the background to do whatever remains and to help improve your systems. These tools will be the new way to collect and transform data.

But how do you implement this in your organization?

Let’s find out. 

 

The best way to use new applications in your business

The above jobs will not change, but the tools to execute these jobs will continue to evolve very quickly. The days of having a suite of applications that will serve organizations for a decade and more are over. 

Continuous change is a must. You probably will need to update your processes regularly.

And for this reason, we recommend hiring the technology tools rather than buying them. Do not be afraid to change the technology, but make sure you are also hiring the new technology’s ‘operator’ who will ensure you are using the new tools efficiently and effectively.

That’s the best way to ensure that your company stays relevant and productive.

Remember the quote by scientist Carl Sagan, “Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” Don’t go extinct with Office – find exceptional software to help you survive the technology evolution.

 

Want to implement this today?

So:

Is Office software enough?

No, and now you know why.

Over to you:

Are ready to change and improve your organization productivity?

StemeXe is the number one organization who provides a complete solution that will digitally transform your organization with extremely low cost and significantly high return. We provide the required team, applications, and processes to ensure achieving the desired results for the above-mentioned jobs.

 

Are you ready to get started with your digital transformation?

There you have it. That’s the simple process to digitalizing your company.

As you can see, you don’t need digital transformation consulting services that cost you both money and time.

Instead, you can get started today. Let us know in the comments below:

What’s the first job you would like to digitalize at your organization?

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