Today, more than ever, businesses need the ability to use digital tools and assets that enable them to operate remotely and more efficiently without disrupting their current processes. However digital transformation can be a complex journey for even the largest companies, and the process can present a unique set of challenges. These range from adoption and use to a change of daily activities and productivity.
Let’s examine some of the challenges you can expect when implementing digital transformation to determine if your company is ready for the future.
Integrate existing assets, don’t replace
Most companies have invested a lot of time and money into their current processes. In addition to this, many of these processes have been proven to work for the most part, and this should not be disregarded.
Completely ripping out your existing solutions in favor of more digitized and streamlined solutions presents a missed opportunity. Many digital tools today not only have the ability to link-up with existing solutions, but they also offer the opportunity to leverage them to generate new business values and opportunities.
The effective integration of core solutions is the goal when it comes to digital transformation, not the complete replacement of those solutions. It’s about taking existing capabilities and enhancing them with new technologies to become something greater.
Upscale, don’t downsize
Transforming your company to become more digitized often makes your employees feel threatened on many levels. They fear for their jobs, their future, and their established routine. This is because many organizations see digital transformation as an opportunity to downsize their operations and replace workers with automated processes.
We believe this is a mistake. Businesses who introduce digitization into the workplace have an opportunity to upscale their entire process by training their workers to use the new tools to become more productive. If a company were to instead downsize their workforce, they would miss out on the potential to scale faster.
We recommend implementing an appropriate strategy that introduces the organizational changes to your employees and how digital transformation will make their jobs easier. This will help ease their fears about the new tools and solutions, leading to acceptance and higher productivity.
Become Familiar with New Tools
Digital transformation also introduces new risks, security concerns and confusion. Companies who introduce a fundamental shift in their business processes need to conduct a full evaluation of the corporate risks associated with the change. This way, you will be able to become aware of any risks before they put your business in danger.
It’s important to note that each digital tool escalates the complexity of your business processes and can add confusion to your risk management process especially. However, a significant benefit of digital transformation is that it gives you new tools to counter new risks as well as older risks. Digitized security systems are an example of how digital transformation can improve security dramatically.
By becoming familiar with new tools and technology, you can get the best out of digital transformation without letting the negatives affect your business.
Find a partner, don’t go alone
As with anything new, there are a few right ways to do things and a lot of wrong ways. Thankfully, there are thousands of companies that have digitally transformed their processes with great success and have explored options with less success. As a business exploring their own options for digital transformation, you can utilize their experience to find the best solution for your own operations.
One of the most effective ways to approach digital transformation is to find an experienced, trusted partner who can guide you towards making the right decisions for your company. These advisors can be agencies who specialize in digital transformation, but could also be software and solution providers who can help you identify gaps in your transformation strategy.
Be your best business
Digital transformation gives you the opportunity to prepare your business for success with automated processes. It gives you the edge over the competition and enables you to focus on the top-level tasks that make or break your company without ignoring the activities that keep it running smoothly in the background.
Qellus is one such company that empowers your business to operate efficiently, smoothly and effectively. By creating seamless, integrated content-enabled solutions across enterprise and cloud applications, Qellus provides the first step your business needs to begin the journey to complete digital transformation.
Contact Qellus today and find out how we can give your business a digitized, integrated approach to today’s modern challenges.