What if we told you that most companies are already on the path to digital transformation? If you leverage things like digital invoices, online accounting software packages, and similar digital solutions – you’re already digitalising your business! In the words of Bon Jovi, “we’re halfway there”. And yet, digital transformation is so much more. It’s transformative in nature, which means that true digital transformation is a long-term commitment to being agile and changing with the times.
If you struggled to continue trading in your business once you were forced to shut shop for an indefinite period of time physically, your digital transformation wasn’t far along enough to keep you going. That’s where digitalisation is most critical: in connectivity. Between employees and the business, clients and the business, the business and its employees, etc. The goal is to future-proof your business with digitalisation, and here’s how you can do it:
If we were to define the term broadly, it would be that digital transformation is a process whereby the adoption of digital solutions transform a business, through replacing technology with newer technology, and replacing non-digital or manual processes with digital ones. It’s a difficult thing to define because digital transformation will occur differently in different organisations. Nevertheless, it is an embracing of technological advancement, allowing it to elevate more areas of the business of the benefit of all stakeholders.