Why Do You Need a Digital Transformation Roadmap?

When you opt for digital transformation, you opt for cultural, organizational, and operational change within the organization, industry, or ecosystem. The process is complex and time-consuming.

Without a proper digital transformation roadmap and strategy, your efforts will deviate from the actual cause making it expensive and risky for your company’s future. If you are unaware of your destination, it is hard to predict if you are moving in the right direction or not. A digital transformation roadmap helps in moving in the right direction and reaching the right destination.

A digital transformation roadmap helps you distribute the complete process in small achievable milestones. It allows you to utilize resources effectively and generate value for the company.

You know what happens when: In a digital transformation roadmap, digital technology initiatives, cultural and organizational changes, and business processes depend on each other to be successful. It helps you understand what technology process coordinates with what business process changes. Good knowledge of the sequence of events avoids confusion and helps in achieving a smooth transition.

Assign different projects to different teams by keeping them aligned: Digital transformation initiative is exciting, and having a proper roadmap helps in assigning an independent project to each team. By sharing the digital transformation roadmap with them and streamlining and coordinating their efforts, it becomes easier to achieve prescribed milestones.

It helps you stay focused: There are plenty of technologies and tools that can distract you. A digital transformation roadmap helps determine what is crucial, what is necessary, and what is just noise. By staying focused, you save time, resources, and energy

Creating a Successful Digital Transformation Roadmap

A digital transformation roadmap is an approach that defines and manages your digital transformation efforts. It offers a structured way to move forward by optimizing and digitizing the many programs, systems, and processes needed to realize success.

To create a successful digital transformation roadmap, here are the five questions you need to ask yourself.

  1. Why your company needs a digital transformation?
      Understand and identify the common reasons why your company needs digital transformation. It can be anything, like to improve customer experience, efficiency, decision-making, and to outstrip the competition
  2. What do you need to transform your business?
      To achieve digital transformation, you need assistance from the business leaders, digital skills, and a strong mindset for digital culture, data and advanced analytics capabilities, automated workflows, and processes.
  3. What exactly do you plan to transform?
      Start creating potentialities to understand what exactly needs to transformation. Consider each potential from people, process, and physical perspectives, i.e., what changes would be required to each of these aspects of the business. In the case of digital transformation, ‘physical’ is often replaced with technology.
  4. What change are you expecting to execute the transformation?
      The change starts with the people, process, and physical (or technological). You will have a lengthy list of courses of action and changes required to execute the transformation. Go ahead and group them logically. Now, work on them depending on their level of granularity
  5. What sequence is best to embrace change in the digital transformation horizon?
      Your list of initiatives and course of action decides the sequence of your digital transformation roadmap. Add markers and deadlines in a logical and attainable manner. Ensure you achieve your goals within a set timeframe.

Technology Focused Digital Transformation Roadmap

Cloud Computing
Cloud computing provides agility and access to innovative analytics tools. It also offers a ready-made testing environment for creating and testing new products and services. Companies leveraging cloud can run and transform their business, connect with customers and enhance the lives of their employees.
Big Data
Big data adoption helps companies make calculated and strategic business decisions. It provides granular and actionable insights to the key decisions makers for profound decision making. With big data, businesses increase the quality of risk management to quantify and model risks.
Artificial Intelligence
AI reduces costs and enhances service quality, coordination, and productivity in the organization. Adopt AI technology to create new human-machine configurations and machine learning models. It will mimic humans but with minimum errors, maximum precision, and more productivity.
Robotic Process Automation
RPA is reshaping the way organizations work and their efficiency level. Businesses can automate routine or manual tasks (that are time-consuming and complex) using RPA to tackle operational challenges and reduce human errors. It enhances the speed, accuracy, and efficiency of a process.
Unified Communication Solutions
Unified communication solutions are evolving at a higher pace, especially after the COVID-19 Pandemic. These solutions improve business efficiency and customer experience, ranging from chats to SMS and video calls to automated responses. It truly unifies internal/external communication and collaboration.
Mobile Apps
Smartphones have transformed the business landscape. Therefore, adopting mobile apps as a part of the digital transformation roadmap is more important. Enterprise mobile applications play a critical role in improving the efficiency of staff and the company. Besides, it improves the overall customer experience.
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technology offer unique capabilities that address many of the challenges faced by businesses daily. It extends an immersive experience, real-time contextualized data, and role-related information to help users execute their daily tasks quickly, accurately, and effectively.
Blockchain is evolving beyond cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. It enables companies across all industry sectors to use a secure distributed ledger for everything from contracts and transactions to financing and recordkeeping. One area where blockchain is already proving its worth is in global supply chains.

How EPC Group Helps

EPC Groups is well aware of how hard it is to pursue digital transformation without meeting challenges. IT projects lag, channel conflicts pull you back, unexpected regulatory concerns threaten your plans. Besides, many organizations struggle with issues related to culture change and awareness of new technology.

EPC Group is the leading digital transformation consulting service provider enabling global organizations to adopt Microsoft Solutions. EPC accelerates Microsoft deployment, simplifies the release process, increases organizational productivity, and maximizes return on investment.

EPC Group is here to solve all this. With a powerful digital transformation roadmap and years of experience, their digital transformation consultants will scale up and scale down as and when needed.

They use their expertise to build early prototypes for getting insights into required technology architecture, data architecture, and platforms. The clear IT strategy helps in elevating customer satisfaction, lowering cycle times, and minimizing costs.

EPC Group will help embrace digital technology, new digital culture, structure, and processes aligned with the IT infrastructure. Furthermore, they will ensure that your employees adopt the new comprehensive digital solutions for adding value.

Why Choose Us

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