The speed of doing business in a digital world is accelerating and due to technological advances, organisations across every vertical are facing a wave of digital disruption due to significant investment in digital infrastructure. Our home and work-lives are already being driven into the future by digital processes, so why isn’t your business?
A major report on Digital Transformation from Deloitte that profiled 3,700 business executives from 131 countries across 27 different industries saw that 87% of participants believed that digital technologies would disrupt their industry.
59% of those business executives believed that digital technologies would disrupt their organisations to a great extent and only 11% of those surveyed believed that their organisation was adequately prepared for digital disruption. Issues such as lack of resources, too much data and lack of focus were felt to be the biggest threat as a result of digital trends, closely followed by internal issues such as inflexible cultures, lack of complacency and market disruption.
There is no better time to start your Digital Transformation journey than now.
What is Digital Transformation?
The process of digitally transforming your organisation is a journey and an on-going opportunity for an organisation to operate better, collaborate more and grow. Digital Transformation has become one of the most viable routes to accelerate processes and creating business opportunities in an ever-evolving technological landscape.
Digital Transformation is a process that keeps your organisation up to speed with the latest changes in technology and with the specific emphasis on, Cloud-based technologies that transforms an organisation work and IT environments. Over time, this will fundamentally change how your organisation operates and will deliver seamless efficiency to your clients as well as changing internal company cultures.
Although Digital Transformation is a broad term, it doesn’t just apply to making information available digitally but applies to many aspects of business process automisation. It can involve many different technologies and is entirely bespoke depending on the needs of each individual organisation.
Can Digital Transformation help with GDPR Compliance?
Cloud-based productivity business solutions such as Microsoft 365 which includes familiar collaboration and productivity applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, OneDrive, Teams, SharePoint and Skype for Business. Microsoft 365 can help your employees work and collaborate with peak proficiency, creating more streamlined processes. Microsoft 365 has also been built with GDPR in mind, and the Advanced Threat Protection built within this solution can help on the journey towards GDPR Compliance.
Microsoft 365 also includes added security with ISO 27018 Cloud privacy standard. Microsoft are the first company to achieve this standard of Cloud security.
Digital Transformation benefits
The primary focus of Digital Transformation is to invest in scalable applications that accommodate future growth to support a modern workplace experience. Due to the Cloud, implementing Digital Transformation means less expenditure on the maintenance of traditional hardware such as servers or outdated business systems, this in turn, frees up portions of your organisation’s budget that can be reinvested into customer-facing resources and increases sales.
Simplified business processes
Complicated procedures and processes slow your business productivity down. A major benefit of Digital Transformation implementation is how it accelerates and makes your business more efficient by eliminating bottlenecks using automated workflows. This makes your organisation more profitable in terms of improved productivity, better business decision making based on data and delivering enhanced customer service.
Powering your organisation using a scalable Cloud-based ERP and CRM platforms such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 are the next step in the evolution of Digital Transformation products. Microsoft Dynamics 365 offers intelligent insights and optimises your operations as well as being intuitive to use.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 is flexible and scalable with flexible license costs, meaning you only pay for what your organisation needs. All apps are integrated into a familiar Cloud platform as well as having seamless integration with the third-party apps your organisation already implements.
Security you can trust
With cyber-crime becoming increasingly prevalent and organisations storing sensitive data, staying compliant with GDPR and keeping documents secure is imperative. Digital Transformation enables your organisation’s documents to be accessed from a centralised hub and permissions be assigned which manages which users can access certain documents.
Data driven insights
Digital Transformation enables you to make business decisions based on data and insights. This helps you understand your customers in more detail and help to propel your business forward. Using this new and accessible data, your business will be able to improve various initiatives as well as improve effectiveness and increase end-user satisfaction.
Encouraged collaboration across your organisation
A central component of Digital Transformation that enriches your employees and enables them to work together on projects or documents at anytime, anywhere and on any device. Dynamic working experiences such as Cloud-based file sharing such as on Microsoft SharePoint creates a productive workforce. SharePoint also provides your employees with transparency of a vast amount of business documents they need by simplifying workflows in a secure environment that is available online.
Infinity Group are Digital Transformation Consultants and Microsoft Gold partners. If you are interested in implementing Digital Transformation, Microsoft 365, SharePoint, Microsoft Dynamics 365 or want to upgrade your existing solution get in touch to find out more.