Making a digital business transformation is not an option but a necessity for businesses nowadays, many companies are responding to the changing market environment by making their process digital and adding roles with a digital focus or changing traditional roles to have a digital orientation but despite the proliferation of making business digital, most of the business still lacks a proper digital backbone for their business.
Contrary to popular belief getting digital is not a tough task but you will need a digital transformation strategy. It requires continuous efforts and attention. Getting digital means developing digital capabilities in which a company’s activities, people, culture, and structure are in sync and aligned toward a set of organizational goals.
Various steps towards making a digital business transformation are:-
1. Store data digitally
Storing data in papers takes a lot of time and are not easily accessible. Companies now use IT to store their data. Storing data digitally have lots of benefits like it will not deteriorate with time, it will be easily accessible and it can easily be converted to MIS whenever needed hence saving precious time and effort of the people’s working in the company. If companies are unable to switch to IT instantly they can start in small steps like they can digitize their important firms that require a lot of data recording first and step by step make the whole integration.
The amount of data required by middle managers to do their jobs correctly are generally not easily available because of this communication gaps tend to occur between various departments and hence affects the overall working of the organization. IT system should be used in a way that middle managers gets access to all the relevant data easily hence filling the communication gaps.
Companies are using IT to connect to their partner (i.e. vendors & customers) which makes the communication between the two parties easy. IT in business will help in making the organization leaner.
Daily and monthly reporting and analysis takes a lot of time if done manually. Building an IT infrastructure that can digitize monthly and daily reporting and analysis and which can be converted to MIS easily will save significant amount of time for the organization.
5. Bring in the digital culture
Shifting people towards thinking digital is one of the major tasks that company has to go through to build a digital backbone for itself. If your company still holds meeting so that top executives get the status update about the project then it’s a clear sign that your organization is not digitally prepared. IT should be used so that top executives get real time update about the project easily and without any trouble, hence preventing wastage of time and effort. Bringing in the digital culture means to use the full potential of IT to get more done by using lesser time, effort and resources.
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