5 Technologies that Have Supported Businesses during the Pandemic
The outbreak of the COVID 19 Pandemic has seen so many changes in the way people live and work. All industries have been affected by the pandemic to the verge of closing. However, each of them had to craft a way of operating to ensure continuity. In addition, many businesses were affected by the pandemic. As a result, they had to develop innovative ways to make sure they survive during and after the pandemic.
Technology stepped in the gap and brought new ways of operation for businesses to ensure not only survival but also growth. Here are different technologies that supported business during the pandemic and saw the growth of businesses despite the pandemic.
1. Video Communication
The pandemic brought about the concept of working from home, which in turn made it impossible for businesses to hold business meetings face to face as before. As a result, businesses had to use video communication like Zoom and Microsoft Teams among others to help them hold meetings with teams, suppliers, and customers.
The best thing about video conferencing is that it is more engaging as the participants do not feel disconnected from the other meeting members. On the contrary, everyone becomes alert and participatory in a visual conference as they have to maintain virtual eye contact.
Businesses benefited from this method of conducting business because they saved on commuting time. Sometimes meeting face to face with the suppliers and clients may be more time consuming than virtual meetings. The money and time spent on commuting to a single conference room and the cost of organizing a conference are saved through this technology.
2. Practicing Management Software
Through management software, managers have been able to manage their teams who are working remotely. In addition, through management software, managers can access their various teams and agree on work time but at the employee’s convenience.
HR managers are also able, through management software, to keep track of their employee needs and payroll. HR managers also can use the software to work on other employee needs like training, leave schedules, and more.
In the legal industry a company is more likely to use Legal billing software for all their in house transactions.
3. Practicing Digital Marketing
Businesses have turned to digital marketing to market both their products and services. With so many digital marketing practices, business owners have expanded their businesses by reaching their would-be clients through various options available. Some of the options they use include social media and websites, among others.
4. Online Businesses
During the pandemic, most businesses turned to online selling, and many of them grew their businesses to a substantial level. Through online marketing and selling also came the issue of delivering goods to the respective buyers. The buyers of various goods can get them delivered to them other than going to the shops.
5. Online Courtrooms
Because of the pandemic, it becomes impossible for courts to meet and listen to various lawsuits. However, that did not mean that judges will never listen to people’s cases. Although the process was not that fast initially, later, the courts adopted legal software to work and deliver court verdicts through virtual courts. The court proceeding can still be recorded and stored raw or transcribed to documents for filing with the legal software.