Without question, even the last one already heard people frothing at the mouth in their fervor for digitization, digital transformation, and automation. Yeah, ‘Corona’ and Covid-19-related words may be current buzzwords, but ‘digital transformation’ surely is at its heels. The well-known ‘automation’ is a candidate to be placed within the top ten, too. Both processes bring business operations to more efficiency; but are they the same or is there any difference?
Digital Transformation or Automation – that’s the question?
If you don’t know the answer, you probably forgot about one of our previous posts: have a look again.
It actually says that Digitalization, automation, and digital transformation are terms which are used interchangeably, they do have very different meanings.
Digitalization is also often used as a synonym for automation: it involves applying technology to make processes run themselves, making them more efficient and increasing transparency and reporting capabilities. All in all, automation is a way to the desired digital transformation.
People argue that digital transformation is not only about making existing processes more efficient, but also about creating or unlocking new value for customers.
Process Automation brings Digital Transformation.
If you want digital transformation, you have to primary automate your processes. It’s a necessary step towards your goal. Implementing and socializing automates processes across your entire company imply that your whole teams benefit from the latest efficient workflow. Digitization, digitalization/automation, or digital transformation effects not only the IT of your business.
By automating daily workflows, you create a stable basis for a successful digital transformation. If your business does not already have a simple workflow automation tool, our team of experts are happy to help. We suggest having a look at Microsoft’s solution: Microsoft Power Automate.
Using a platform like this, you can easily digitize forms for workers and customers and create a automated workflow for these routine processes and measure their effectiveness. With this data, you will reduce pain points to drive genuine change and improve business performance in myriad ways.
Without workflow automation, you’re still handling manual processes; in such circumstances the threat of being disrupted and becoming irrelevant may be real one.
While optimizing the way you and your employees work you can enhance productivity and efficiency. Both is desirable, but for best results, your process automation should align with a broader business strategy.
Automated and Digital in the Cloud
No company, large or small, can avoid the digital transformation. The expectations of customers, partners, employees and the market dictate that your own business processes, and perhaps even your entire business model, must be adapted to the new, digital age.
Sooner or later, the only way to gain competitive advantage for your company is by cloud computing. By making successful IT infrastructures and applications more efficient, cost-effective, and secure through various phases of cloud migration, resources, employees, data and processes are connected in a new way that is uncomplicated, mobile and flexible at all times. Bring business and IT together and benefit from the optimization of value-adding processes to create new value for your customers.
Work on Microsoft’s cloud servers and use cloud-based solutions that enable virtual access from anywhere: at home, in the office, on the road or while traveling – you remain mobile and flexible. Of course, you still have the option of working on your own servers – the choice is yours.
Automat your business with us
Do you want to know how to securely leverage the benefits of the cloud for your business? Would you like to learn which processes should move to the cloud first? Do you lack the time needed for cloud adoption? Do you plan to save costs during the onboarding process?
What are you hoping to achieve through automation? How will automation add value for your customers? Can you take it a step further and deliver value that truly differentiates you from your competitors or changes the parameters of your industry completely?
Together with CONNAMIX, you can take the successful step into digitalization. We help you select the software, present you with custom-fit individualizations for your business and take over the implementation of the perfect ERP system for you. You can also benefit from our experience in the field of artificial intelligence.
Feel free to contact us! We provide you with practical advice and are happy to support you in your project.