Steps to follow to achieve a successful digital transformation

Melissa López
December 6, 2020

With the pandemic, many companies, both public and private, have seen the urgent need to move the development of their company to more digital environments, but is your company prepared for this step?

When we talk about digital transformation, we do nothing more than referring to an organizational strategy that uses digital tools as the central axis of all its processes, redesigning the experiences they provide to its users, and therefore how each of the verticals is worked of the company. 

This change translates into greater productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency in the use of each of the company's resources, thus increasing its competitiveness in the market and with it the number of satisfied customers.

According to a study carried out by the IFS company of a total of 3,000,000 companies, 75% plan to increase their investment in digital transformation such as cybersecurity, cloud computing, Internet of Things automation, or Artificial Intelligence, among others. 

Similarly, for 2021, Gartner projects that global IT spending will rise to 3.8 trillion in 2021.

Last October, Gartner experts surveyed 173 chief financial officers (CFOs) to find out about their digitization plans for 2021 and found that they have a very ambitious list of priorities, which encompasses the implementation of digital tools for business analytics. data and process automation.

Also, to improve the digital capabilities of their staff as they are aware of the importance of having digital skills in the field of finance.

However, it is important before starting the digital transformation process to make the correct choice of provider, with a partner who has proven experience in the digital market.

This will prevent you from having losses due to incorrect decision making throughout the process that could lead to failure and create rejection of future efforts on critical projects.

Here are the phases that your company must use to achieve an adequate digital transformation process:

Internal analysis of the organization: you must have real knowledge of the digital and technological situation of the organization, based on this you can proceed to analyze the options and the way forward.

Plan the strategy to follow: it is imperative to draw the foundations and pillars of our digital transformation plan, according to the data resulting from the previous analysis, establishing realistic objectives to be achieved when investing in digitization.

Promote cultural change within the organization: there must be strong, empowered leadership that is capable of involving staff towards a different organizational culture with key objectives from the early stages.

Staff training: it is necessary to seek to change the mentality of the people who make up the organization accustomed to paperwork and bureaucracy, for a mentality that seeks solutions based on digital.

Technology by itself is just another accessory if there is no team to support it and optimize each of the available resources.

Hierarchize the technologies that will be implemented: technology is the driving force for change but it is not the core of the transformation, which is why those that adapt to the needs and medium and long-term objectives of the company must be chosen.

Digital transformation and any change strategy must be managed, it is essential to list the changes that we must make tactically.

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