Digital transformation is a topic that is regularly making the headlines. It is the act of applying digital systems to replace manual tasks in order to improve and drive the business forward. It forms an integral part of Industry 4.0 and what’s to come. Therefore, the sooner a company can transform successfully, the better its chances are of remaining relevant. Here are our top tips to manage this disruption as effectively as possible.
Stop fighting it
“The first step to transforming successfully is to accept the value digital will add to your business. Only then can true change take place,” comments MWare CEO Mich Martins. Digital transformation, although disruptive, isn’t the enemy. The benefits associated with digitising processes can help companies remain agile, save time, save money, reduce errors, improve productivity and offer insightful visibility into critical aspects of a business.
Get everyone onboard
While a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the IT department have important roles to play from a practical and logistical perspective, digital transformation is for every department in the company. All employees need to be trained and be able to comfortably apply new skills. “As with all other core decisions, it is vital that the master driver behind a company’s digital transformation and the particular systems employed should be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO),” says Martins.
Realise that digital transformation is an ongoing change
Digital transformation isn’t a once-off approach. People change. Demands change. And in order to prevent falling behind and to continue to harness its powers for profit, digital processes need to follow suit. Forbes talks about a company’s “digital IQ” and how it is essential for companies to develop this on an ongoing basis through education, training and skills development.
Enjoy the value it will add
“It is normal to be cautious or concerned when faced with dramatic change. However, the great thing is that with the right business automation partner in place, integrating can be seamless and far less challenging, like many of our clients have experienced first-hand,” Martins adds.
Our latest addition to the MWare Solution Stack, Cflow, is a fantastic example of how digital transformation can add considerable value to your products and services. With Cflow companies can move away from paper and become a digital workspace where workflows are streamlined and automated, errors are reduced and employees and managers can track, review and approve tasks from various devices in real-time.
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