Digital Services

Digital Transformation

Digital transformation might sound scary but it is simply about improving the processes in your business through the use of technology.

Digital transformation is about using better technology to improve the way you do something in the business or to solve a specific problem. In the business accounts example spreadsheets were an improvement on ledgers, it sped up the accounting process and reduced errors. Accounts software made the process even quicker and easier, and it often saved money on your external accountancy bills. Cloud solutions solve the problem of accounts professionals being able to work remotely and save money on the infrastructure the company needs.

The Problem With Digital Transformation today

When spreadsheets came along it was easy to see how this technology would make accountancy easier. The problem nowadays is that there are so many potential solutions that it can get very confusing.

That’s where you’ll often need to seek external help from digital transformation experts. These experts will understand a wide range of solutions and be able to suggest the right solutions for you and your issue or process.

A mistake that businesses often make is to think that digital transformation is ‘project’ that will one day be completed. This is not the correct way to think. Digital transformation is a journey, and one that doesn’t necessarily end. There will always be new technology and new solutions. The only thing that’s certain in our modern world is change. And if you don’t change with the world around you you risk your business being left behind.

Why Digital transformation and why now?

The most obvious answer to this is that the world of work has changed. Whilst business models always evolve over time the COVID19 pandemic saw a huge shift in the workplace. The status quo was no more and there was a seismic shift in working practices. We are only now seeing the new reality.

Overnight companies had to facilitate remote working. Many organisations quickly introduced new digital products and new behaviours for their people. But these were, for the most part, sticky plasters.