Enterprise software has the near impossible mission of coordinating all the unique tasks of a business in one digital interface. No two businesses are the same, so creating a universally appropriate interface is even more challenging. All too often, companies allow their software to grow old and never invest the effort to modernize and leverage cutting edge technology to empower employees.
One of the biggest complaints of enterprise software is lack of user-friendliness. Compared to the digital tools we all have access to at home, the workplace is years behind. Because enterprise software is designed to perform functions and tasks, the user is left out of consideration. It often gets to the point where employees will avoid using the software altogether, creating an even greater problem.
The solution isn’t to force employees back into a platform. After all, it is the platform that is the problem. Instead, companies are undergoing digital transformations to make their software modern.
Today, digital transformation is more than just a facelift – it is the inclusion of cutting edge technologies to increase usability, create efficiencies, and bring employees back to the platform. New technologies like machine learning and big data are recreating what it means to digitally transform.
Here are 10 digital transformation companies making enterprise software user friendly:
How do you get employees to engage with your company’s software? Make it a resource, not a chore. Blink’s collection of chatbots, search functions, and messaging tools mirror the functionality and pleasure of use we derive from consumer electronics. If you have a question about anything at home, you can Google it. There should be a similar function at work, and Blink provides that. Intelligent search functions are a driving factor in efficiency improvements. So are agile messaging tools. When employees see that the company’s software can make their jobs easier and allow them to perform better, they will engage with it. User friendliness is the bottom line and Blink delivers that.
Wrike is a remote workers dream. With more and more companies allowing employees to work from anywhere, teams tend to be spread out. Wrike puts everyone on the same page in the digital space. They combine common aspects of remote teams such as email, document management tools, and more into one location and add in their own suite of task management tools to make a remote team feel less spread out. They integrate with many popular programs such as Google Drive, Outlook and other commonly used business tools.
A frequent problem with enterprise software today is the inability to migrate. Companies become increasingly dependent on certain features of their chosen software the more they use it. Nuvolo is working around that. They innovate on top of ServiceNow, the current industry leader in enterprise cloud platforms. The New Jersey based company focuses on providing a second-to-none mobile experience, on and offline. The digital nature of today’s workplace requires that professionals be able to access their most important data anytime, anywhere.
Enterprise is a tricky game because no two companies’ needs are exactly the same. HighQ recognizes the differences and focuses specifically on enterprise management for law firms, banks, governments and other related industries. These industries all share a few key traits. First, they require heavy security over their data to ensure crucial information is staying within the organization. Second, they need to be able to transfer information quickly and frequently. Like any other organization, they need a digital workplace that doesn’t requiring the passing of files or thumbdrives. Their cloud platform has that completely covered.
Celoxis is a full suite tool for project management. Entirely web-based, their platform is designed to manage projects, finances, resources, and business processes. Their platform can handle very advanced tasks in a easy-to-use way so you don’t have to be an IT pro to use it. They have SaaS and on-premise solutions, depending on what you need for your day to day processes. With over 2800 employees around the globe, Celoxis has been rated among the three best project management software tools available.
Integrating with other enterprise software platforms is a huge issue when it comes to picking which platform to use. Many times there are aspects of a current platform that can’t be done away with. Clarizen focuses on integrating with already existing platforms such as SalesForce or similar tools. They simplify the data and put it in a single easy-to-use cloud platform. They have tons of helpful tools, such as the Clarizen bot, a slack bot that helps manage productivity right where you communicate with your team.
Redbooth is an enterprise project management platform that gives teams a single place to collaborate. They handle all aspects of a project from tasks and discussion to file sharing and timelines. Like any digital enterprise platform, Redbooth allows integration with Drive, Slack, Gmail, and plenty of other productivity apps. Their entire platform is accessible on a mobile device. Redbooth’s entire platform is structured around the idea of bringing teams together in the workplace.
Bizagi’s main goal is transforming organizations into digital businesses. Their full-approach platform connects people, applications, and devices to create a seamless digital experience. So many of today’s businesses are still handling tasks physically that could easily be handled in the cloud or any form of digital space. Bizagi unifies existing tools to make a digital transition seamless. It’s perfect for any business still thriving but unsure about how to move into the digital age.
One of the biggest issues for digital companies is communication. Emails fall far short of instant messaging style communication and no one wants to tie up their phone all day. Real-time messaging services like Flock are the new norm for anyone working at a computer. Flock is more than just a messaging service though. On top of offering voice and video calling, it integrates with almost every crucial productivity application (Drive, Trello, Github, etc.). It also has multi-lingual support for plenty of different languages, giving multinational teams a new way to communicate. It’s an all-purpose messaging tool that manages so much more than just communication.
Icertis is a contract management software designed to make project management an automated process. Companies operating on a contractual basis with their clients have thousands of moving parts. With some contracts spanning an entire year, managing and fulfilling all obligations is a huge task. Icertis automates that all by tracking crucial elements of the contract and syncing it with project management information. Instead of scanning through page after page of data, it’s all itemized with Icertis’ platform.