Just as every midmarket company is unique, so is its technology transformation journey. But ultimately, digital transformation is about creating new opportunities for your business by leveraging technology to solve business challenges. Technology is an essential component of digital transformation, but it isn’t the only component.
Digital transformation involves people, processes and technology working together. It requires a clear understanding of the business itself, as well as process re-engineering. This understanding is necessary to achieve optimal efficiency and agility and to align the transformation with strategic goals.
Three pathways to digital transformation
When considering the people, processes and technology you need to complete your digital transformation, there are three paths you can take:
- Pathway No. 1: Do it on your own. You select the vendors, plan the new process design and implementation, and then take on the responsibility for security, data migration, training, change management and long-term maintenance using your in-house resources.
- Pathway No. 2: Do it with a vendor-partner. You use technology vendors to deploy your new applications and infrastructure and rely on them to build the new system and migrate your data. With this option, your partner is knowledgeable about one thing: the application they’re installing.
- Pathway No. 3: Partner with a third-party consultancy. An outcomes-focused consulting partner can help you review your current processes and systems for gaps, select the best options from several solutions, and implement a long-term plan.
Technology is instrumental in driving business growth and creating more efficient processes that contribute to increased productivity. Choosing a pathway toward your organization’s digital pathway is a decision that will affect the future of your business.
At RSM, our technology consulting services go well beyond implementing new software. We align people, processes and technology for a successful ERP implementation with support for multiple best-in-class ERP and CRM solutions, complete implementation services, change management and training, and deep industry expertise and experience in multiple verticals.
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