Do you remember about fifteen years ago when there were movie rental stores everywhere you went? In the 90s and early 2000s, video rental stores filled a genuine gap in the marketplace, for consumers to be able to watch movies in the comfort of their own home, and they went to these stores and paid to rent physical VHS and DVD copies of their favourite films and TV shows. However, over the past decade or so, the marketplace for movies has been shifting to a digital environment, with films now available to stream online either free or for a small fee, and this digital transformation of how people watch movies all but ended the viability of movie rental stores as a profitable business operation.
This example is but one of many of how business’ have been changing their practices to be compatible with the digital environment, with organisations that don’t adapt their practices to be in line with the changing marketplace risking falling behind industry trends, and potentially having their profits drastically reduced. That is, Digital Transformation is an important strategy for business’ to implement, as it helps keep them competitive, cost effective, and up-to-date with industry trends.
Digital Transformation (DT) is Definitely Tenable
When making the decision to adapt your business practices to a digital environment, there are several factors that come into play to help your organisation make the decision. The most immediate, apparent, advantage to your business practices, is that they will be streamlined in a more efficient manner, making your business operations faster, smoother, and more cost effective. However, there are other additional benefits to implementing a Digital Transformation of your organisational practices, such as strengthening employee morale and stakeholder confidence, and demonstrating to the wider community that your organisation is one that is committed to working with safe, secure, environmentally friendly business practices.
For example, the shift from hard copy business correspondence distributed amongst staff to only distributing work documents, such as newsletters and paysheets, in a digital manner, works at demonstrating that your organisation is committed to environmentally friendly, cost-effective business practices, and mitigating their carbon footprint.
It is so important for business’ to alter, adapt and modify their practices, processes and procedures to be compatible with a digital environment, because it demonstrates to your clients that you are a forward-thinking organisation, and committed to a number of values including:
- Allowing business’ to touch base with customers in a comfortable, familiar environment. Business’ that do not implement digital transformation strategies will have to conduct communication with clients in manual, potentially outdated ways, which may be out of touch with current industry trends. This actually creates more work for the business and its customers, as there is no cohesive, unified, digital system to record their dealings and transactions, which means that records may have to be entered manually, time and effort will need to be spent retrieving records of previous correspondence, and so on. A smooth digital transformation is a one-stop quick solution to all of these potential issues, as it can work with business’ to ensure their practices are streamlined, information is easily, securely and digitally stored and easily retrievable to authorised users, and so on.
- Reducing the number of touch points or ways of dealing with customers and stakeholders. A digital transformation runs on efficiency, and it is designed to make dealings as seamless as possible. As such, it looks at implementing a unified, cohesive system that is compatible across the business, that staff can be easily trained on how to use. By implementing a singular system that staff can use when working, it reduces downtime and operational issues that could result from employees having to work with different, conflicting, manual systems. A smooth digital system is not only safe and secure, but also user-friendly, and designed to ensure that the business’ practices are as efficient as possible.
International standards help your business get the edge in a competitive industry
To give business’ the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the digital transformation strategies that they have implemented are an advisable choice for their operations, compatible with their existing business strategies, industry compliant in local, state, national and international rules, laws and regulations, Anitech Group ensures that the digital transformation strategies and guidelines they help business’ implement are compliant with internationally certified industry standards, including The International Organization for Standardization’s ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standard, the Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP), which is the systematic evaluation of a business’ operations to identify potential risks to personnel and work at mitigating them, the Australian Government’s Workers’ Compensation Authorities’ National Self-Insurer OHS Audit Tool (NAT Audit Tool), as well as personalised specialist consulting.
Anitech’s consultants will be able to analyse the specific contextual requirements of your operations, identify potential risks and areas which are not running efficiently, and work at streamlining them to comply with internationally certified digital transformation standards and practices.
What business’ will benefit from a digital transformation?
If your business operations work with data, interacts with staff, clients, and customers, and needs operations to run smoothly and effectively, then you stand to benefit from the implementation of a digital transformation. This is because the core principles underlying an effective digital transformation are about improving efficiency, maintaining customer and stakeholder confidence, and upholding your reputation through ensuring that your business practices are as efficient, effective, and competitive as possible.
Want to know how to eliminate your paper trail with minimal downtime incurred during the transfer? Want to know how to ensure all work relevant records are digitally stored in a safe and secure manner? More generally, want to know how a digital transfer stands to benefit your company, by streamlining its practices and keeping it up to date with industry trends?
Then please give Anitech Group’s consultants a call on 1300 802 163. They will be able to discuss with you the particular requirements of your business, the ways in which a digital transfer could be implemented smoothly, efficiently and compliant with industry standards, and how taking these steps will help keep your business’ practices relevant in a changing marketplace. Isn’t this something worth transforming for?
Please click here to read about how Anitech Group’s consultants successfully worked with an organisation, to help them streamline their services and improve their customer service relations.