Many companies find productivity to be the source of continual struggles and challenges. Business leaders know their employees are capable of boosting productivity — sometimes, by a significant margin — yet they continually fall short of their true potential. Often, this occurs despite varied efforts and initiatives to prompt employees to boost productivity levels.
Fortunately, a Digital Transformation project can serve as the ideal opportunity to make a positive change in this area. The key to success: an organization must work with their development team to establish a Digital Transformation strategy that considers the company’s productivity needs.
How Do I Improve Productivity With a Digital Transformation Project?
To increase productivity with Digital Transformation, you’ll need to develop a strategy and plan. A problem and solution approach is ideal since this allows you to identify the challenge and then develop a Digital Transformation strategy that addresses that challenge in a positive way. The following considerations will serve as a great starting point as you work with your Digital Transformation development company to develop a project scope and plan, whether that entails process automation, a custom enterprise software solution or another technology that streamlines and optimizes operations.
Identify areas where productivity is a significant challenge. What processes, departments, divisions or positions are seeing the greatest shortfalls or challenges? These will be the focal points for your Digital Transformation strategy. In many cases, multiple technologies are deployed. Each component of that Digital Transformation project will address one of the multiple productivity challenges in a different way. For this reason, it is imperative that you identify all pain points. This allows you to achieve maximum impact with your Digital Transformation initiative.
Engage employees to get insight into the productivity deficits. To develop an effective Digital Transformation solution to your productivity challenges, you need a good understanding of the dynamics. The employees who are directly involved are going to possess valuable information and insights. The goal should be to determine the factors that are causing slowdowns or deficits. What’s standing in the way of success? What tools, conditions, resources or other factors need to be provided in order to reach full potential?
Identify processes that are ideal for process automation. There are some workflows that are great candidates for business process automation, which allows you to sidestep the human element of the equation entirely in many cases. As each productivity pain point is identified, work with your development team to assess whether that workflow is a good candidate for process automation technology.
Collaborate with your Digital Transformation company to pinpoint the best solutions. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for improving productivity with Digital Transformation. Each project must be tailored to the company’s unique needs and challenges. It is essential that company leaders collaborate with the development team, bringing the aforementioned information to the table so they can help to identify the best technology — one that will improve productivity while simultaneously meeting all other operational needs.
An increasing number of companies are using Digital Transformation to improve productivity and for good reason. Today’s technologies, when implemented properly, hold the potential to bring tremendous gains, whether it is through business process automation, a business messaging mobile app or an enterprise software platform that streamlines workflows.
It is essential that you identify your entire project scope early in the game, before you begin any sort of development. This includes any technology or app/software components that need to be included in an effort to increase productivity. With this in mind, all challenges and productivity issues must be addressed at the start of the engagement with your Digital Transformation company so that all solutions can be integrated into the software requirements document that will serve as a roadmap for the initiative.
Omissions from the software requirements document — also called an SRD — can result in issues such as scope creep and extended development timeframes, among other issues.
Digital Transformation for Better Productivity and ROI
At 7T, we believe in a collaborative development process that engages the client from start to finish. Our process and philosophy leads to a maximum ROI and immense client satisfaction. Our many Digital Transformation service offerings include 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 such as scaling by delivering exceptional results that are truly transformative for our clients and their companies.
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. We then provide collaborative, multi-phased and impactful Digital Transformation solutions.
7T has offices in Dallas, Houston and Austin, but our clientele spans the globe. If you’re ready to learn more about using Digital Transformation to increase productivity at your organization, contact 7T today.