How to go about achieving digital transformation through automation


Digital transformation is all about making change and embracing new technologies. This will allow you to further your business and its ongoing development. The key to it all is understanding what it is that you would like to change using these new technologies. You can look into achieving digital transformation in many different ways. Our personal favourite being robotic process automation (RPA).
As you begin to become more familiar with RPA and its benefits, the more likely you will be to take it on. This “new” way of doing things has the power to change so much. Embarking on a RPA implementation is exciting and opens up a world of opportunity. It is worth noting that this process affects three main components of your business. This includes the people, processes and digital workers, or bots as we like to call them.

We are not being replaced

This is one of the most common myths that exist when it comes to RPA and the use of bots. The idea is to integrate the human and robotic aspects of a business. This will create a more cohesive way of working that delivers the best possible results.

Acheiving digital transformation

Achieving digital transformation is about joining forces.

While robots can take over certain tasks, they are only able to do so with the guidance of humans. Additionally, these systems need to be monitored. This ensures that they are performing the way that they should. When properly executed, automation can revolutionise your business and your workforce. But, when poorly executed, you may find yourself putting out fires on a daily basis.

RPA’s role in business

Many businesses use RPA to take over boring and repetitive tasks that no one likes to do. So, there’s no reason to get upset by the implementation of bots. If anything, you should be welcoming them to your team to take on all the time-consuming tasks. There are obvious cost savings involved as a result of the speedy turnaround time offered by the bots. But there is also the reduced likelihood of errors creeping in.

For digital transformation to become a possibility, you need to understand the key components. This includes your business goals, the people involved, and the processes involved.

You need to know what you are looking to achieve, how to measure success and how to optimise it. It also needs to factor in your customers as well as employees and provide benefits to all involved, it cannot be a one-sided approach. Once again, you need to determine goals related to your employees as well as customer satisfaction and set out to give the tools to meet these goals or targets. Of course, considering how this will affect business processes – how will they be redesigned, automated and further optimised – is important.

Once you understand these three factors, you can start your digital transformation journey. Contact us to find out more about how to get the process started and discover the potential it will offer your business.