Many companies are searching for rapid ways to tackle COVID-19 impacts to the business.
Local Enterprise Office Ireland highlights how Kianda workflow software is helping companies across the globe throughout COVID-19.
Using Kianda, companies have implemented rapid and effective digital business applications. That is, in response to COVID-19.
May it be for a new process that was developed specifically during the Pandemic. Or, a process that has been altered accordingly. Due to rapid business changes caused by the virus.
Our COODerya Sousawas interviewed by the Local Enterprise Offices and shared how we’ve adapted our business to the needs of ever-changing world. Also, how we can help to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Kianda platform is being used globally to overcome COVID-19 business challenges
“Now, more than ever, businesses will realise how important technology is for day-to-day operations. And post-crisis transition phase, when we go back to some sort of normality, risks for employees and customers will have to be minimised.” says Derya.
Many businesses have turned to automated workflows to adapt to new working conditions. From employee health assessment forms to remote teams collaboration workflows. Also, preparation for when normality returns.
Some are trying to cut costs and using workflow software to do so.
“In the past month, Kianda has already seen an increased global interest in its platform. As more customers at home and abroad are prioritising digitalisation projects and implementing rapid solutions” adds Derya.
Investing in workflow software such as Kianda will allow companies to save costs, retain time and will bring agility. Additionally, it allows them to tackle COVID-19 impacts.
Many organisations are still adapting to the new world order. However, some are now preparing to bounce back once the world has recovered from the epidemic.
Read the full article here and learn how Kianda platform is helping organisations overcome COVID-19 business challenges. And, how it will be beneficial to companies when it comes to managing post-crisis transition phase.
Thousands of tickets to be refunded using Kianda Platform to streamline returns process.
How quickly things change
Currently, we are going through a pandemic that has changed our daily lives like no other event before.
COVID-19 has completely disrupted many aspects of both, our personal and professional lives. Subsequently, many businesses are struggling with operational activities, as this was needless to say, unexpected.
As the disease continues to spread, live event organisers have been cancelling or postponing large gatherings. That is, in order to contain the virus.
Technology conferences to major concerts have all been put on hold until further notice.
Moreover, the list of events that have been cancelled due to the outbreak is growing every day.
Like many other businesses, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has faced similar issues. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, they recently had to cancel many of their concerts and events.
As a result, The Foundation is required to return thousands of tickets to their clients.
Manually managing these returns processes would take weeks or months, causing major customer dissatisfaction. And so, the organisation realised a manual solution would not be feasible.
Within 24 hours a digital solution was created using the Kianda app
To act quickly, Gulbenkian Team developed a rapid Kianda returns process.
They customised the process to their organisations unique needs. Most noteworthy, they designed the entire process in just under 24 hours.
Fast action was needed to tackle the disruption from COVID-19.
And it was delivered swiftly, by the Gulbenkian Team.
Despite the disruption COVID-19 has caused on multiple business operations, Gulbenkian took considerable action
Digitalising their ticket returns process has essentially enabled the Foundation to regain control.
But, in a superior way.
By doing so, the organisation has minimised their clients discontent regarding unforeseen cancellations. In addition, they have eased customers by preventing delays in ticket returns.
For the reason that this process was automated, the Foundation could certainly move fast. As a result, they could reduce the impact to their business in this time of hardship.
In the midst of a world-wide catastrophe, we are happy and proud to help our customers overcome such challenges.
To combat business challenges during these turbulent times, business continuity planning is vital.
Including efficient digitalisation strategy in your continuity plan is also equally vital.
Even though the COVID-19 outbreak was unaniticipated, it is imperative to now, act fast.
Businesses have implemented remote working in their contingency plan across the globe
In order to bring the COVID-19 epidemic under control, many office doors have been forced shut.
Government leaders from countries around the world have strongly advised people to work from home.
Following governmental obligations, businesses have implemented remote working in their contingency plan.
However due to the rapid spread of the deadly virus, many organisations have not been prepared. And consequently, many employees are still having to go to work.
Hence why, implementing a remote working strategy, where possible, is important now more than ever.
But, what is hindering companies to work remotely?
Countless employees have been unable to work from home or had to limit their tasks. Simply due to how the operations and business processes are carried out within their organisation.
Using paper-based documents, emails and spreadsheets is not sufficient at a time like this.
Paper processes are generally stored in filing cabinets and folders in many areas. As well, excel sheets are stored in multiple locations. It’s a long process when all three methods need to be involved.
Carrying out business processes using these methods makes remote working difficult to implement. Or worse, impossible to enable.
Communicating and collaborating with different departments can be made very difficult.
For instance, it becomes a hassle when a particular process is taking place in numerous locations with tangible documents.
Therefore, cooperation is ineffective and inefficient.
On the other hand, business process automation has enabled remote working for many. And processes can be completed in a single place, while collaborating.
There is no better time than now to implement business process automation
More and more organisations are adopting digital solutions.
A business continuity plan enables organisations to prepare for potential threats. As a result, they can assemble solutions that will allow them to recover successfully. While also, avoiding repercussions.
Business process automation allows employees to abandon the time-consuming method of using paper-based documents and others. By doing so, employees can essentially work from home as advised.
Allow your business to recover from COVID-19 with agility
Commence your business continuity plan by automating your business processes.
There is no better time than now.
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Per Diem expenses can include different forms of costs for an employee related to business activities. In short, it focuses on the cost for an employee to take a business trip. Overall, it helps businesses to gain better control over expense management.
Purpose of Per Diem and expense management
Expense management is simply put in place so that employees don’t need to keep a paper record of their expenses. In addition, per diem processes reduce the administrative burden on financial teams.
For instance, employees don’t need to keep a track record of multiple receipts. As well, it removes the need for these expenses to be checked and reimbursed.
The most common Per Diem expenses include overnight accommodation, daily meals and other travel expenses. In general, these are the typical expenses for a business traveler.
As a result of providing daily allowances, there is better control over business finances. Due to gaining superior control, managers can predict financial costs for the business.
Using an online form to automate the per diem process will reduce the hassle of manually performing the task.
Digital forms improve the Per Diem process
Increasingly, companies are adopting digital solutions to streamline Per Diem approvals. Online forms for expense management allows the process to become completely paperless.
As a result, the entire process can be rapidly completed.
Kianda platform offers a per diem template so that users can scale up expense management at a faster pace. Traditionally, managers would manually carry out this process across paper-documents and spreadsheets.
On the other hand, managing business processes digitally reduces the amount of time a task would normally take. In addition, it saves costs and increases efficiency. Simply due to process automation.
Expense management using a digital form
Per Diem Approval workflow includes employees providing the travel plan. Following that, the manager either approves or rejects the travel expense. This is based on a simple calculation of per diem amount, multiplied by a number of days.
With this simple workflow template you can set per diem allowance rates based on the location in a standard way. When an employee starts a request form, rates can easily be calculated. Further, they are then submitted, avoiding any errors or misunderstandings.
In this sample template, an employee has the option to request only Per Diem, Travel or both. To begin, the procedure starts with the employee initiating the process. And they do this by entering personal information and travel details.
The system automatically calculates rates based on the location and number of days. Once the employee submits the request, a manager approves or rejects. Finally, the flow continues with Travel team or Payroll team.
This template comes with with Per Diem request Dashboard for reporting. Alternatively with Kianda, a single dashboard for all their approval tasks can be configured for managers to overview.
As a result, they can easily monitor what is waiting for their approval and what has been approved. Most noteworthy, they can do so with full visibility of the progress of each request.
Streamline your organisation’s per diem expense management and eliminate the errors and achieve consistency.
Kianda is a NO-CODE business process automation platform. We empower business users to accelerate innovation through digital transformation.