That Corona has a significant impact on any business no longer needs to be said. Since the outbreak, most of us were forced to question the workplace. No longer being in 1 physical location as a team, brought new challenges to every marketing department, editorial team and prepress environment.
Working from home became the new standard and IT departments had to shift up a gear. Everyone suddenly had to have VPN access, the necessary video conference tools such as Teams or Zoom had to be installed, colleagues needed access to central network locations, ERP, PIM systems and so on.
Also the known processes are now more than ever questioned. The physical separation of the workplace means that not all tasks can be carried out as naturally as before. Lower internet connection speeds and introduced security protocols often limit the user’s options. The available project budgets are also under more pressure than ever, which means that time-consuming repetitive actions that used to be done manually now suddenly have to be done automatically. But not only with existing projects are tasks scrutinized, also with new assignments additional thinking is now automatically provided to eliminate all manual and time-consuming steps as much as possible. Automation is often not only about saving costs or giving colleagues the space to focus on their core tasks, but also about preventing errors. Tasks performed using automated processes always follow the same logic, in the same way, usually faster and error-free.
2020 has become the year where digital transformation has received a boost in many companies. The Covid-19 pandemic is truly revolutionizing the ways we work and projects we take on. Editorial, marketing and prepress automation is now more than ever a must for those who want to support cost-effective, error-free, high-performing and robust teams. Scripts can be an important part of this, and with the advent of Node.js, a lot of options become readily available. Whether you choose to do it yourself or want to rely on a partner, high-performance solutions can support every creative team in performing repetitive actions faster and error-free. Would you like to know more about the possibilities for your team, or are you looking for a similar training? Don’t hesitate to contact one of our experts.