Some Reasons Your Business Users Should Love Digital Transformation (Dx)!
When it comes to implementing a Digital Transformation (Dx) initiative, your IT team and senior executives probably don’t need convincing! Consider the recent IDC survey results about Dx:
- 55% of startups have already adopted a digital business strategy
- 38% of traditional businesses have adopted a digital business strategy
- 89% of enterprises are planning to adopt or have already adopted a digital business strategy
If your management team is convinced of the value of Digital Transformation (Dx), but your business users are resisting the idea, you may want to share the benefits of a Dx strategy with them.
In this article, we discuss just a few of the day-to-day benefits your team members can enjoy when you implement a Digital Transformation strategy.
‘If a team can pivot and be agile enough to move forward, even in the most challenging times, it will be more successful.’
It’s Not Scary! It’s Helpful!
There are always a few technology aficionados on the team. But many of your business users may be afraid of new technology. Either they think that the world of new tech will take over their job, or they fear or are frustrated by learning new technology. But in the case of Digital Transformation, much of the technology upgrades and changes will be behind the scenes. Integrating data sources to make it easier to use data from across the enterprise without tapping into separate data solutions. And the changes and upgrades that ARE obvious to the business user can result in automating processes or streamlining cumbersome manual or partially manual processes so that the time to complete a task is shorter and the process is easier and more intuitive. Streamlining workflow can improve productivity and collaboration and help users to work together toward a common goal, reducing frustration and giving users more time in the day to get the job done. When the business reviews the current technology landscape and work processes and fills the gaps, upgrades functionality and technology and improves scalability, users can enjoy reliable systems, automate tasks and see clear results.
It Gets You What You Need, When You Need it!
As the Digital Transformation (Dx) strategy rolls out, technology, applications and data management is simplified, so your users have better, more dependable communication with each other, with suppliers, with customers and with the systems. There is less need to involve IT or business analysts to get what you need in the way of analytics and reporting, and solution integration allows users to access data and information on mobile devices, thereby capitalizing on the value of real-time data, and a faster time-to-market and time-to-decision. Users do not have to worry about managing data silos, filling data gaps or manual pushing projects or tasks through bottlenecks and approval processes. They can find all their information in one place, and that information is the latest and the most accurate.
It Makes You Look (and Feel) Good!
Whether your team is trying to answer a manager’s question, satisfy a customer request or just get the work done before the end of the day, having the information presented in a seamless way, being able to quickly assess a situation and answer a question, or having the information you need to discuss a problem with a co-worker and make a confident decision…it’s all good! Things change rapidly in business today, and it is hard to know exactly what you will need to do the job when you walk in the door in the morning. Spotting a trend, getting a sales history, reviewing a customer history to understand an issue, trying to figure out the root cause of a problem, or whether a project milestone will be met…you need it all! And you don’t have time to look in six places to get the information. If a team can pivot and be agile enough to move forward, even in the most challenging times, it will be more successful. With a renovated technology landscape, the business can make the most out of the assets and information it has and each team member can add value and look their best in front of managers, customers, and co-workers!
‘If your management team is convinced of the value of Digital Transformation (Dx), but your business users are resisting the idea, you may want to share the benefits of a Dx strategy with them.’
There are many other user benefits inherent in the Digital Transformation (Dx) strategy. The key to user adoption and user satisfaction is to help your team members understand how and where this approach can help them in their day-to-day work, how it can make their lives easier and how it can move them forward. Then, they will WANT to dive in and help with the transition!
If you need a roadmap to a Dx strategy, take a look at our White Paper for more details on the factors to consider in planning and deploying a Digital Transformation (Dx) initiative: Preparing Your Business For Digital Transformation And Data Literacy. Be sure that your Data Transformation (Dx) Strategy Encompasses Other Aspects Of Your Business Environment like enterprise culture, etc. Let us help you get started with a Digital Transformation (Dx) initiative.
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