Digital transformation can seem like a vague, hard to understand concept, but the reality is it is quite simple in theory.
The real challenge lies in the implementation.
Digital transformation — at its core — is using technology as effectively as possible across each layer of your business in order to drive real results.
Digital transformation strategy is the planning phase of bringing the concept to life. It involves a series of steps that allow us to ramp up quickly and understand your business entirely.
We want to know what it feels like to be in every seat in your business, so our focus and angle of the problems or challenges you are facing is as real to us as it is to you.
This approach helps us take inventory of the people, software and processes that are used today, so we can help you build a better solution for tomorrow.
Challenges in Digital Transformation
Digital transformation begins with understanding your current process and then rooting out what should remain, what can be improved, and what should be eliminated.
We then create a roadmap that outlines our approach to evolve the operational systems of your business — now, next quarter, next year and five years down the road — taking an agile, holistic approach that zeros in on what will make the most impact now and what will drive lasting results far into the future.
The beauty of digital transformation is that success and growth become an iterative process that evolves with your needs and is managed with real-time data on how your business functions today and what trends will impact it in the future.
Digital transformation helps you understand your organization in a way like you have never been able to before.
The biggest pain point for companies is the disconnect between needing information to make decisions and getting that information when you need it.
The second pain point is being able to trust that the data is accurate.
The third pain point is being able to use data across the organization effectively, securely and still be compliant with any and all laws and regulations within your industry or where you operate.
Digital transformation zeros in on these problem areas and builds solutions that allow you to:
- Harness data to measure and understand the KPIs that will lead to growth and efficiency (and root out what’s killing your bottom line, wasting money, and draining your people).
- Democratize data in order to give your stakeholders, management team, employees, customers, and partners the information they need when they need it.
- Automate processes in order to free up your people and get them off “busy work” and away from roadblocks, so they can focus on high impact work that moves the needle.
- Keep data secure using data governance, secure infrastructure, and the right processes to ensure that the methods your company uses and stores information is done right. Every time.
Now that we’ve discussed what digital transformation is, let’s discuss the challenges you’re likely to face when trying to implement this change.
The world is digital—that’s not going to change. And the fact is that if your business doesn’t embrace some sort of digital transformation, it probably won’t survive. These changes we have been discussing must take place quickly. However, this process can be difficult and expensive.
Like all changes, digital transformation comes with a number of challenges. Let’s discuss the top five challenges you’ll need to address when seeking a digital transformation.