Why you don’t need expensive digital transformation consulting services to thrive

Jan 29, 2019 9:15:33 AM

Want to digitally transform your organization?You might think digital transformation consulting services are the right  way to go… But think again. After all, there is a much more cost-effective system that will help your organization adapt much faster and give you a competitive edge.

Want to know what it is? 

 

Why you don’t need expensive digital transformation consulting services to thrive


Want to digitally transform your organization?
 

You might think digital transformation consulting services are the right way to go… But think again.

After all, there is a much more cost-effective system that will help your organization adapt much faster and give you a competitive edge.

Want to know what it is? Read on.

What consultancy companies and big IT providers don’t tell you

Digital transformation is something we hear about practically every day. . Governments and private companies are in a silent race to determine who can digitize the fastest on a larger scale.

The problem is this:

Consultancy companies and big IT providers like to make it seem complicated. According to many of them, you need intricate planning and large sums to make digitalization a reality.

They propagate the myth that digital transformation requires an overhaul of processes and people, led by someone with a Ph.D in the domain.

That is why enterprises spend a significant part of their IT budget on it, while smaller companies feel like it's a dream in the distant future.

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

But first, let’s look at what digital transformation is (and isn’t).

Why you don’t need expensive digital transformation consulting services to thrive

What is digital transformation?

The name might be long and it seems to be incorporating many things. But digital transformation itself is simple.

It is a way to utilize technology to allow it to reach its maximum potential.

The job itself never changes. Instead, only our approach to it does.

For example:

Let’s say you want to book a flight.

In the past, airline tickets were bought through a travel agency. But today, they can be bought anywhere through online booking facilities.

The job (to book an airline ticket) never changed. But our approach did. It became more effective, allowing the traveller to save time and the airline to save on costs.

Now:

Each professional knows their job better than another professional in a different field. You know your job better than anyone and you just need a little guidance to determine where and how to use the technology to ensure maximum efficiency. You also need to determine which technology is the most appropriate, based on the job.

So how do you do it without expensive digital transformation consulting services?

That’s what we’ll look at next.

 

How to get started with your digital transformation - today

There are two ways to go about this.

The first is to analyse every aspect before making a move, a process that can take several years.

The second and more efficient is to jump right in, adapt and make changes as you learn more.

My personal preference is the latter.

Why? Because I have witnessed many organizations follow a thorough, yet arduous tactic to achieve digital transformation.

They enlist the help of an expensive expert consultant to complete the process. What happens next? They are left with a thousand-page document that is incomprehensible and that isn’t implementable.

 

How to take the “learn as you go” approach in your digital transformation  

 

The most efficient method is to digitalize one job at a time.

Once the first job is digitalized, it can be evaluated, re-evaluated, pivoted and then completed before moving onto the second job.

But which job do you automate first?

Here, I would like to suggest a simple methodology that is based on the job size and as a result, its impact.

 

The first step: List your jobs

 

List core jobs based on size:

 

  • How many employees are responsible for the job in question?
  • How many employees will benefit from the output?
  • What is the current cost of the job? 

The second step: Prioritize 

 

Prioritize based on impact. Here are the different prioritization levels:

 

  • Critical: Unable to do it manually
  • High: Unpredictable results
  • Medium: Unable to complete at the time
  • Low: It's time-consuming

Use the above matrix to identify the first job that, if improved, will have the greatest impact on the organization.

After that, a technology specialist conducts a thorough analysis in order to discuss the long-term efficiency and feasibility. If the technology is both helpful and manageable, then:

- [ ] Implement

- [ ] Launch

- [ ] Use

- [ ] Pivot

- [ ] Move to next job

 

Case study: How we at StemeXe have help companies achieve their goals

 

We at StemeXe did this exercise on behalf of small and medium companies to identify the main common jobs that should be digitalized.

The result? One hundred companies were not in the position to better understand the jobs they are having difficulty in executing. These jobs were analysed, and technology was used to make them more effective.

Nine applications were developed that aimed to digitalize the most vital jobs that are necessary for modern company sustainability.

As a result, the companies could immediately move towards digitalizing their organizations.

And that’s how simple digital transformation can be.

Are you ready to get started with your digital transformation?

There you have it. That’s the simple process to digitalizing your company.

As you can see, you don’t need digital transformation consulting services that cost you both money and time.

Instead, you can get started today. Let us know in the comments below:

What’s the first job you would like to digitalize at your organization?

 

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