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Digital Transformation: How to Prepare

Digital Transformation: How to Prepare

Digital transformation, this term has been in the spotlight for a few years. What if 2022 is your company's transition to the digital age? Whether you are in the midst of preparing or implementing this step is crucial in a world of complete digital revolution. Admittedly, this transformation began a few years ago, but the impact of Covid-19 (Like in Germany) and the rise of teleworking has accelerated these changes. 

In an ever-changing digital world, find out how to successfully transform your business and ensure that it stays on track.

Digital transformation is described as the implementation of technology and digital solutions that enable the various departments of a company to make the transition to digital. These changes need to be accompanied by training for employees and the way they work in order to be successful. If your employees are properly trained, there is no doubt that your digital transformation will enhance their capabilities and lead to the evolution of your business model. 

Business process transformation

Your company may have processes that are a little dated and need to evolve to cope with today's economy. The first step in your transformation will be to digitise your business process or workflow. By organising your order processing, for example, with digital solutions you can define the steps to follow to fulfil orders from registration to delivery. Digital transformation offers a technological framework to your employees that will facilitate this transition.

Business model transformation

Business process transformation focuses on workflows and task-related areas of the business, while business model transformation targets the fundamental elements of value creation in a specific sector. In essence, companies are using digital transformation to transform their traditional business model.

In the digital signature sector, for example, digital technologies enable the centralisation and automation of the signing of contracts and other documents. The need to adapt to the health situation has led companies to resort to this new method of signing and to generalise this method of processing documents. 

Organisational and cultural transformation

To succeed in your digital transformation, you need to put your employees at the centre of decision-making. Making sure you support your employees, answering their questions and expectations. Making sure you understand the advantages and disadvantages of the digital solution you have in place and how to evolve it to meet the needs of your people. 

This can also ensure the security of your data. For example, by implementing dual authentication or a password manager you can ensure that every connection to your network is verified and secure. This step should include informing and training your staff so that these important changes are understood and implemented properly to avoid confusion and frustration. 

No matter what industry you're in or how big or large your company is, everyone can benefit from an organizationwide effort to simplify your workflow processes, implement digital signatures, and secure your data. Digital transformation allows companies to meet both market and customer expectations, but there is no point in running; you have to start on time.

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