Business leaders commonly pursue Digital Transformation development projects in an effort to improve efficiency, increase productivity and ultimately, drive profitability. The objectives here are clear, yet many struggle to identify specific technologies and actionable measures that will allow the business to achieve these goals.
Business software development is one Digital Transformation project that can bring about a tremendous ROI through the improvement of enterprise efficiency. Each Digital Transformation development project is unique, with features and functionalities that are built to suit a company’s exact needs and requirements. So how does the deployment of a business software platform improve enterprise efficiency, exactly?
Consolidation of Multiple Platforms and Integration
A great deal of efficiency is lost when a company uses multiple, disparate software platforms such as ERP platforms, CRMs, instant messaging tools and cloud platforms. Data is spread across a broad area and feature redundancies in those platforms can lead to a situation with significant inefficiencies. For example, the use of multiple messaging apps can hamper collaboration and communications.
Productivity may also see an adverse impact when you have workflows that span multiple platforms. Users lose focus if they’re forced to toggle between different apps, platforms and interfaces. In fact, one study found that it takes approximately 15 minutes for a worker to re-focus if they’re shifting between platforms.
The solution to this problem comes in the form of a custom enterprise software platform that has all of the features, functionalities and tools that a company needs to succeed. These Digital Transformation projects also allow you to eliminate extraneous features — features that would otherwise serve as a distraction.
Integration is essential in cases where a company wishes to retain third-party platforms. This makes third-party integration a critical component of many enterprise software development projects. Integration allows for an organic data flow which, in turn, brings about greater efficiency and productivity.
Centralization of Messaging and Project Management Tools
A custom business software development project serves as the perfect opportunity to centralize the tools that your company needs to communicate and collaborate more effectively.
For example, communications amongst colleagues can be hampered by the use of multiple messaging platforms. By centralizing these chats, you can effectively promote more effective business communications and more successful collaborations. Project management tool centralization will also bolster collaborative efforts, while simultaneously promoting a greater awareness of what’s occurring in other areas of the company.
Workflow and Business Process Automation Capabilities
Enterprise software systems can include automation for business processes. By automating processes and workflows, a business can relieve some of the burden on its employees, freeing staff to focus on different and higher-level tasks.
In addition to eliminating human error from the equation and providing employees with more time to address other projects, workflow automation and business process automation can also improve morale. That’s because process automation usually works best with monotonous and repetitive tasks — tasks that are usually considered boring or generally unpleasant. Offloading these tasks from your employees can lead to better morale, improved job satisfaction and less personnel turnover.
Additionally, business leaders may see gains in the area of user experience if they opt to do away with hard-to-use UIs in exchange for a user interface that is built with your unique workflows and processes in mind. A well-built user interface can be an extremely effective mechanism for promoting greater efficiency and productivity.
Digital Transformation With Business Software for Maximum ROI
These are just some of the many advantages of pursuing business software development as your company’s next Digital Transformation project. At 7T, we specialize in Digital Transformation, using a collaborative development process that engages the client from the discovery phase to deployment. Our many Digital Transformation service offerings include process automation solutions, enterprise software development for ERP and CRM systems (among others), along with SaaS development for web apps and mobile apps, amongst others. We have extensive experience working with cutting-edge technologies and we help our clients to achieve goals, from scaling to regulatory compliance and beyond.
We’re guided by the approach of “Digital Transformation Driven by Business Strategy.” As such, the 7T development team works with company leaders who are seeking to solve problems and drive ROI through Digital Transformation and innovation. We then provide collaborative, multi-phased and impactful Digital Transformation solutions.