2 Mar 2017 / Workflow Management

Do you use DASH restoration software? You should. A storm is coming.

For years, scientists and politicians have warned of the effects of global warming on the environment. Specifically, America is starting to experience more storms and bad weather. Warm air holds more moisture, so as air temperatures rise from year to year, we will continue to see more rain and flooding. According to the National Wildlife Federation, severe storms that hit the Midwest and Northeast once every 20 years will soon begin to hit those regions once every 5-6 years.

Physical issues like flooding aren’t the only problems caused by global warming. There is also a lot of money at stake. Insurance firm Swiss Re predicts that weather-related disasters will cost the American economy $150 billion a decade from now — more than double what it costs now. Another study conducted by the National Federation of Independent Businesses found that natural disasters have negatively impacted 30% of small businesses in America. That number could continue to climb.

If you’re in restoration industry, you’re well aware of how climate change impacts homes and businesses. But have you ever thought about how this climate change could affect your business? If not, you should.

Business Continuity and DASH Restoration Software

Business continuity is a fancy term for risk management. Business continuity is the art and science of looking ahead and making sure your business is positioned to continue operating when storms and other disasters strike.

This is where DASH restoration software comes in to play. DASH is a cloud-based software, which simply means it’s a software that provides its computing service through the internet. It’s a tool that you can use to run your business. With DASH, you can create job schedules, manage your project, track your budget, communicate with clients, monitor the status of your projects, keep up with equipment, and keep any notes that you may have for a particular project. And because it is a cloud-based tool, all of the information can be accessed from anywhere with internet access. So how does this help you in the event of a storm?

Run your business from anywhere – More than 10,000 manufacturing facilities were forced to close and more than 8,100,000 homes lost power in 2012 because of Hurricane Sandy. As a restoration company, you can’t afford to be out of business when disaster strikes. If you have DASH restoration software, that won’t be a problem. By moving all of your company’s vital information to DASH, you can access it directly from your phone or laptop. This means that if power goes out in your office, or if flooding prevents you from making it to your office, you can still do all of the work you need to. You can do work from your home if the weather keeps you in, or from your car if you’re out on the road. Think about the setbacks your company would face you weren’t able to work for a period of time because of a storm. Now think about the competitive advantage of being able to work when other businesses can’t.

Don’t lose data or crucial information  All it takes is a little water damage to hurt your business. If your office floods and damages your accounting notebook, or wipes out the computer which contains all of your contacts, you’re in trouble. You don’t have to worry about that with DASH restoration software. Again, because all of your company’s most important information is located in the cloud, you can lower the risks of a storm physically destroying that information. The name of the game is business continuity. You want to do whatever it takes to keep your business operational. You remove a lot of the risk a storm poses when you place your company’s most valuable information into DASH’s cloud based infrastructure. It is estimated that Hurricane Sandy alone cost businesses $25,000,000,000. With a rise in storms expected in the U.S. in the near future, it is imperative to prepare your company for the worst so that you can stay in business and continue to grow your company. DASH restoration software is a great first step in minimizing risk that storms pose. When storm clouds roll in, trust your business to cloud-based software.