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The cloud can turn the remote working challenge into an opportunity

Remote working has become the new normal in this period of extreme disruption. Embracing cloud connectivity can help your business thrive. 

The pandemic has called for a re-evaluation of our working habits. A vast number of businesses have suddenly been forced to operate remotely, reliant on their global workforce continuing their job from home. This is unlikely to be just a short-term change but a more fundamental long-term shift in how and where we work. A recent PwC Survey, for example, showed that 84% of employees felt able to perform their role just as effectively when working remotely as they would in the office.

But creating a successful digital workplace means overcoming a significant challenge – the breakdown in effective communication and the increased siloing of business units. One study from MIT Sloan Management Review found that remote workers end up attending more meetings per week overall, while HBR notes that over 70% of senior managers typically find most meetings are unproductive and inefficient.

For a company to not only navigate the disruption of today but thrive in the future, it is imperative that their workforce can communicate, collaborate and innovate successfully online.

The Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE cloud-based platform is designed with continuous ideation in mind, providing a connected ecosystem where stakeholders from across an organization can simply and securely share ideas, issues and insights in one place. This single source of truth creates a clear line of communication where crucial topics and employee feedback can be gathered in more streamlined and focused ways.

It also enables businesses to make the customers a far more central part of the production process. Texas-based Knust-Godwin for example, used the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to interact directly with customers on the designs for its precision components to make sure the final engineered part would be exactly to their requirements. According to VP of Technology, Mike Corliss, “Working with our customers on their designs and using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we can show them the results that they’re looking for before we ever print a product.”

The shared digital ecosystem also facilitates effective remote working collaboration by helping a company not just pool ideas and resources but align project goals, responsibilities and priorities with simple and assisted iterative planning.

For Californian subscription-based electric vehicle start-up Canoo, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform has been vital for making sure the business can continue on its growth path despite the disruption.

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