Let’s set the scene; it’s the year 2022 and you run a business. Your business is doing well
enough, but you still have a piecemeal strategy for your technology needs. Some of your
employees use Google Docs, some use Microsoft Word. You’ve lost track of how many different
software programs you’re paying for each month and you still have a few team members that
wouldn’t be classified as ‘digital-savvy’ and will probably click on that spam link.
If any of this sounds familiar to you, your business needs a digital transformation, and we’re
going to tell you how to do it.
A Sound Digital Strategy Will Inform Decisions Company-Wide, Saving Time and Money
A digital strategy is not only recommended in 2022, it’s honestly necessary. Without a digital
strategy in place, your business is likely wasting some valuable time and money.
Technology continues to develop at a rapid pace and new products are constantly being
introduced to streamline workflow and create new possibilities for your business. This is all great
and wonderful, but by haphazardly adding these new technologies and programs without a
digital strategy, you may be causing further risk and increasing costs to your business.
In addition to utilizing hardware and software that allows your business to become more
effective and efficient, your digital strategy needs to have buy-in and understanding from
everyone in the company. With technological advancements and in-depth training, your digital
strategy can help to inform many decisions, and bolster productivity and your bottom line.
A sound digital strategy can help to prevent security breaches, save you money, establish
stronger connections throughout departments, and increase productivity, but what does this
digital transformation look like?
How To Implement A Digital Transformation
There are four key steps in a digital transformation for any business: optimize processes, create
a cultural shift, integrate digital information, and finally, enlist the experts. Let’s take a closer look at these steps.
1. Optimize Your Processes
A proper digital transformation actually begins offline. If there are serious cracks in the
foundation of a home, no amount of paint or decor can distract from the glaringly obvious
issues. Similarly, if there are deficiencies in key processes of your business, no form of
technology will be able to smooth out what isn’t working well.
The first step in a proper digital transformation begins with a review of the key processes in your
business and how effective they are. This should involve a high level overview, as well as
conversations with those in your business that directly take part in these processes on a regular
Once you have identified and solved deficiencies in your key processes, your digital strategy
can begin to take shape.
2. Create A Cultural Shift
The next step in your digital transformation involves getting your people on board. By involving
all members of your team, you can collaborate to understand processes and needs better,
leading to better decision-making.
Empowering the people on your team that actually use the technology that you and your team
leaders implement, is a powerful tool. Not only will this create a positive cultural shift in your
business, but it will likely lead to greater efficiencies and cost-savings.
Further to the inclusion of all team members in the decision-making process, is strategic
training. Once you have identified the digital strategies that make the most sense for your
business and people, thorough and proper training will help to get everyone on the same page
and significantly decrease the risk of security breaches.
3. Integrate Digital Information For Smooth Decision-Making
Decision-making can become far more efficient and smooth when information is integrated with
an all-in-one system.
Oftentimes, company data is stored in many different places and many different mediums. Your
business may have important data scribbled on paper, uploaded in Excel spreadsheets, shared
in a variety of Google Docs, and in various ERP or CRM systems.
Integrating your data into an all-in-one system will help you to avoid errors and save you a lot of
time searching for the data you need to inform decisions. With a fully integrated system that
your whole team is on board with, you can count on all necessary data being housed in one
place, and your team can find greater efficiencies in their own workload and organization.
4. Enlist The Experts
Finally, for a seamless digital transformation that is effective and stress-free, we recommend
enlisting the experts. A sound digital strategy is necessary in this day and age, and it will
ultimately save your business time and money, but only if completed properly. Working with
experts like those of us at Technikel Solutions can ensure a smooth and effective digital
transformation that puts your business in a position to grow and thrive.
The Impact of A Digital Transformation
Have we convinced you that a digital transformation can save your business time and money,
increase productivity, and decrease downtime? Let’s get started and ensure that your
technology investments are properly utilized and actually work to improve operational efficiency.
When you take advantage of The Technikel Difference, your digital strategy can truly take shape
with the help of our experts. As your Managed Services Provider, we’re your trusted advisor and
strategic partner, here to keep your technology secure and healthy, and maximize the
productivity of your business.