Digital Transformation is really essential for success in today’s highly-competitive and tech-centric business world. Confronted by a need to advance technologically in order to survive, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted countless companies to use Digital Transformation as a catalyst for evolution, scaling and growth. Business leaders in all industries and sectors realized that the shifting workplace and marketplace dynamics demanded new technology and thus, Digital Transformation entered the mainstream lexicon.
In today’s post-COVID world, Digital Transformation plays an essential role in the scaling and growth process for companies both large and small. But what is this role, exactly? And how can you leverage Digital Transformation to take your startup or established business to the next level?
How Does Digital Transformation Scaling Work?
Digital Transformation and scaling go hand-in-hand, really, because these development projects position a business to scale far more effectively. Scaling — or an inability to do so — often stands in the way of sustainable business growth.
Using Digital Transformation, you can implement new technologies such as software, mobile apps, cloud solutions, SaaS platforms, and process automations that will allow you to expand and up-scale your operations. Here are a few examples of how you can use Digital Transformation to scale your company and its operations.
Process automation can be used to streamline and optimize workflows and process flows within your business. You remove human error from the equation and free your human resources to focus on higher-level tasks. Process automations allow you to get more done, faster and with greater accuracy, which opens the door to scalability.
Enterprise software can be used to improve efficiency and productivity. Integrations with various third-party platforms allow you to complete work faster and with greater precision, while ERP and CRM systems centralize operations. This centralization and uniformity makes it far easier to grow and scale up.
Mobile apps promote scalability in a variety of different ways. A consumer-facing mobile app makes it easier to engage customers or clients within a centralized platform — a platform that can be integrated with your enterprise software systems. An enterprise messaging app such as SayHey Messenger® makes it easier to communicate with colleagues, allowing for the management of a large, growing and/or distributed workforce.
Cloud platforms, such as a cloud-based data management platform, are great when it comes to scalability, since you have virtually unlimited access to cloud resources. Cloud solutions tend to be very affordable too, since most offer “as you go” pricing where you’re charged for the resources that you actually utilize — nothing more and nothing less. This is far better than an on-premise data center, where you’re forced to pay for resources that exceed what you’re currently using.
Challenges of Digital Transformation in Business Scaling and Growth
There are few challenges to worry about when you partner with an experienced Digital Transformation development company. The key is to focus on the future and to ensure that your Digital Transformation strategy can accommodate scaling and growth; think beyond your needs today and focus on the bigger, broader picture. Digital Transformation projects tend to be inherently scalable by nature.
It is important that you take the time to develop a Digital Transformation strategy that addresses the long term and the short term. This strategy should include your current project and any future projects that you’re considering. Paint a clear picture of how your technology will grow and evolve in the coming months and years. This strategy can — and probably will — change over time. But it’s important that you have a solid idea of where you are now and where you’re headed. This allows for greater alignment with your broader business strategy and a well-defined direction for your technological advancements.
Digital Transformation for Growth and Advancement
Digital Transformation drives growth and advancement by equipping your business with the technologies it needs to perform more efficiently or to offer new products and/or services. What’s more, Digital Transformation serves as a great opportunity for evaluating your existing processes and systems and identifying areas where you can make improvements and changes. For example, as you outline the various steps in a process for a process automation project, you may discover that the current steps lack efficiency. This is a great time to implement a new process flow that’s faster and more productive. So you’ll enjoy gains from automating the process and from using a more streamlined series of steps.
In an ideal world, a client will approach a Digital Transformation developer like 7T and they’ll provide a detailed overview of their business strategy, their goals and their objectives (short term and long term.) A few important questions to consider include the following.
- Is the business seeking to expand or streamline its current operations?
- Do you want to offer completely new products or services?
- Are you looking to expand operations into new market verticals or geographic regions?
Once you’ve addressed these issues, you’ll want to discuss your challenges and pain points.
- What challenges have you already encountered?
- What current problems or pain points are you trying to solve?
- Do you anticipate any challenges or obstacles as you up-scale, expand and grow?
With all of your objectives and pain points in mind, it’s time to begin developing a Digital Transformation strategy. At 7T, we believe in taking a collaborative approach with the client, allowing business strategy, pain points and overarching company objectives to drive the Digital Transformation strategy. In short, we develop technology that solves hard problems, while driving growth, scaling and advancement.
Achieving a Solid ROI With Digital Transformation Development Projects
To achieve your Digital Transformation goals, you’ll need an experienced team that knows how to develop technologies that will capture your unique processes and workflows, while simultaneously improving efficiency and productivity. At 7T, we take a collaborative approach to enterprise development projects. We engage 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 work extensively with cutting-edge technologies as we strive to help clients solve pain points, improve efficiency and achieve their business goals.
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.
7T has offices in Dallas, Houston and Austin, but our clientele spans the globe. If you’re ready to learn more about Digital Transformation and how it can drive growth and scalability, contact 7T today.