Nothing hits workplace productivity harder than when the internet goes down. Slow internet can be just as bad, and far more frustrating. Your flow is interrupted, and nearly every task in the modern business environment requires the internet, from research to emails to data submission to stock management. Without a connection, you’re in trouble.
Most business software either works exclusively offline, or exclusively online. And in either case, these programs are usually restricted to either hardware that can’t be transported, or hardware that shouldn’t be transported. Woe betide the man who brings a £2,000 laptop onto a rural construction site, in the rain, to conduct an audit. Thus began the industry for specialised, rugged, waterproof, “though” tech, with its reinforced edges and protective casing. An excellent idea, but an expensive one, leaving a business with the need to buy devices twice - once for the workplace, and once for the field.
Softools has created another way. With our offline-first capability, you can use our platform offline and online, from the same device, in the same way. No need for specialised hardware. Any modern smartphone, tablet, or laptop will be able to perform the same function as on a desktop, and the interface automatically adjusts depending on which device you’re using. When you restore a connection (eg, upon returning to the office), your device simply synchronises your data with the live platform.
Not only does this save your business money on expensive specialist devices and software (in addition to your normal systems), it saves you time and complexity. One can simply walk out of the office and, using a personal or work phone, and switch almost seamlessly between the live data shared by your team, and your offline work waiting to be uploaded.
Not only that, but Applications can quickly be customised to support your business process, with no need for coding skills. Softools’ catalogue of modifiable, off-the-shelf Apps, can further accelerate your deployment to your precise needs, or rapidly deploy with an off-the-shelf version.
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