In an era of working smarter not harder, making the most of software and digital solutions is one of the best ways to make this happen. What we really mean by that phrase though isn’t really about working smarter in a literal sense – it’s about making the most of the resources you have available, squeezing every drop of potential out and increasing your efficiency and productivity without having to spend out. So how can software help improve your workflow efficiency, and why might your workflow pattern need a little digital support to get it working to the best of its ability? In production-driven companies like print, signage, offsite construction, and manufacturing, items tend to pass through many stages and people before they are finalised and ready for market. That’s a lot of people potentially interacting with each product, and even when your team is working at peak performance, there is still the chance of error, bottlenecks and hold-ups at stages of the workflow. This is especially likely to occur if your workflow is not automated with software and still relies on human touchpoints to get things moving. How workflow software can improve your business efficiency and beyond Help everyone have a better working day Helping people feel happy and secure in the work they’re doing is a huge step towards creating greater efficiency and productivity. Workflow software gives clear, exact instructions about where items are in the production chain, what their status is, who needs to follow up and what actions need to be taken. People can clearly and easily organise their day and take control of their own actions. Creating a sense of autonomy and independence in employees has been shown to help workers feel more empowered and therefore more likely to work harder and make a difference. It’s also easier to learn from your mistakes and understand what went wrong and where it went wrong, making the software a great way to learn and grow as a whole workforce. Focus on employee health and happiness has grown in importance in recent years, and something as simple as being able to do their jobs better and with greater insight can make a huge amount of difference. A happier employee who knows exactly how their day is structured and what their actions and expectations are is more likely to be productive and efficient with a positive outlook. Improve productivity by optimising work patterns behind the scenes Software can do amazing things for your business. One of the best things is the ability to monitor and optimise the way people work to create more efficient and productive methods. Workflow software learns the patterns and ways of working and uses algorithms to identify where improvements can be made. Rather than you having to sit and analyse reports and put actions into place, the software does the heavy lifting for you and gives you options for efficiency, which you can activate in a few clicks. The new processes get fed out to employees when they access the system as part of their normal daily work, and instructions on new processes can also be verbally communicated by team leads, line managers or shop floor technicians for extra confirmation. With the software keeping an eye on the productivity and efficiency of how people are working, you can focus on how to improve working conditions for employees, how to generate new leads and sales, and foster new client relationships – skills and work that need a human approach. Optimum efficiency without excess spend or workload Choosing workflow software from Clarity means you’re getting a great deal and superb ROI in a short time. Don’t put yourself out of pocket with expensive software or fancy new equipment that promises efficiency. Work with what you have and maximise the potential there before you decide to invest or spend on new equipment. Software solutions are designed to help you get the best results possible, and Clarity workflow software is definitely able to do just that. We aim for our software to help improve your work productivity and workflow efficiency without you needing to put in extra hours or excessive spend to make that happen. By working with you and customising our software offering to your working patterns and desired outcomes, it’s possible to create optimum efficiency in the workplace while improving employee productivity and happiness, end-product quality and reducing overheads. Choose a workflow software solution from Clarity today, and see how much of a difference it can make to your business – in more ways than you might expect.