COVID’19 requires no introduction. This tiny virus has shaken the entire world. From fruit sellers to corporate giants everyone is affected from lockdown and health emergencies.
Software industry is not excluded from this pandemic.
In this blog, we will see what upgrades are required to adapt this change and move forward towards progress.
There is a plethora of softwares for almost every industry whether it is health care, manufacturing, recruitment, or database management.
We will cover major category software that may get influenced. We will also note what changes software must do to satisfy changing demands.
- Medical / Healthcare Software
Medical softwares is in the 1st place. Data management and complexity of viruses is a challenge for medical software.
Over 6M people are already affected. This surge in patients requires proper management of doctors, staff members, and inventories.
Each hospital must require developing separate software to handle corona patients. We have already heard about data mismatch errors in the news. This will not only give accurate data but also necessary for health concerns.
- HRMS / Payroll Software
Most IT companies allow employees to work from home for more than 6 months. This change generated a surge in demand for creating remote tools.
It is low hanging fruit for HRMS and payroll software. They can include remote team handling features in the current version.
It will allow your client to stay connected with you. It will create a win-win situation for both.
- ERP Software
Corporate has made major changes in their policy, production, employees, and key business elements. Most office employees will do work from home for the long term.
This requires a different approach for ERP software companies. Every industry has their own data and terminology to manage. We must change industry wise to manage economical aspects.
Softwares should ensure flawless chain management between every corner of the organization. Manual business processes also need to be automated. Remote tools have become the primary requirement. AI will be an add-on.
- Security Software
Most important element of the online world is security. With growing demands in the digital world, security is an unavoidable aspect. Even WHO is not inevitable from cyber attacks. WHO has reported over five times an increase in cyber attacks.
Because of the rapid rise in cyber attacks, it is necessary to upgrade or enhance security of antivirus, anti-malware, fraud protection, and authentication softwares.
Advanced programming and logic are primary requirements.
- Project Management Software.
Managing projects becomes toughest during this pandemic. Productivity, employee engagement, and agile workflow is the major challenge for project management software developers.
So what should we do?
This software may need to redefine their usability and navigation. This will align processes and employees to a single goal of the project. Remote team management is an unavoidable feature for PMS.
Each software is developed according to the need of industry. Every software must fulfil their clients’ requirements economically. There is both a positive and negative impact on the software industry. But most software companies will have a positive effect from Covid’19. Only if they are solving key problems.
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