Remember when your first day at a new job was spent filling out paper forms for HR, and HR then spent hours of data entry capturing the data from those forms? Those days are gone now since hybrid work and fully remote jobs are quickly taking over the workforce. Here at Datalogics, we have employees that have never been to our offices or met any of us face-to-face.
100% digital workflows and office processes allow Datalogics to be a fully remote and virtual organization, thanks to an array of tools and technologies that support team collaboration and help keep remote workers connected without ever having to set foot in an office. Cloud software and storage make applications and data available anywhere, and conferencing tools like Zoom, Teams, and Slack make face-to-face communication seamless between individuals in different physical locations.
How PDF technology helps you work from anywhere
Back when I started at Datalogics, I filled out tax forms and HR forms on paper with wet ink signatures, but thanks to PDF forms, electronic data capture, and digital signatures, these processes can now be handled productively from anywhere.
PDF forms and digital signatures can help streamline and simplify the remote work landscape in the following ways:
- Quickly capture data from your colleagues securely and digitally.
- Get all necessary business documents signed quickly and electronically – i.e., contracts, legal documents, HR agreements, client/employee onboarding documents, etc.
- Streamline gathering bulk form data by using barcoded forms.
- Improve your customers’ experience by making filling out and signing digital forms easy for them.
- Eliminate scanning and faxing or emailing paperwork by converting your paper forms into digitally signable ones.
- Allow your remote employees to capture customer consent via any device, including on mobile devices.
Check out Forms Flattener to learn how PDF forms can help your remote workflows.
Transitioning to a remote workforce
With all of this in mind, Datalogics is officially taking the plunge and going fully remote in 2023. Our office lease is up in October, and we have concluded that having a physical location has minimal benefits for us. Not much will change as we have been mostly remote since March of 2020, but by the fall we will have all our resources in the cloud and all our processes will be digital. The PDF technology we and our customers have developed will help us make this transition.
I have always thought of Datalogics as a wonderful place to work, and now I will think of it as a wonderful company to work for, without a physical “place.”
Has your business transitioned to a hybrid or fully remote setup? I suggest looking into PDF/digital document technology to help strengthen your remote workforce.
Until next time,