‘Digital transformation’ seems to be the buzzword that everyone is talking about at the moment. The pandemic has caused us to rethink how we run our businesses, and those who haven’t adapted quickly have been left behind.
Digital transformation doesn’t just mean switching over to Zoom so that you can run virtual meetings with your team, there is a lot more to it than that. It is a case of taking the time to view your business from a different perspective. Rethinking how you use technology, people and processes in order to improve the performance of your business.
Just like with any new system or process, the overarching goal is to yield quantifiable benefits that will impact the bottom line. Generating the maximum return on your investment possible. As a byproduct of this process, you will be transforming the way your business and staff operate.
There are lots of different ways to digitally transform your business, here are just a few ideas to get you started.
1. Review your finance workflow
By simply moving your finances over to specially designed software such as Sage, you could save a lot of time. Work whenever and wherever you desire with Sage 200 (previously known as Sage 200cloud), and the amazing features that come with this accounting software. Not only will you be able to easily control your finances, but with the built-in data dashboards you can get a real-time glimpse at how your business is performing.
There is no one-size fits all approach to accounting, which is why Sage offer a range of bespoke add-ons to customise your accounting software. With its simple profit and cost savings, and bespoke reporting you can easily analyse historical trends. Allowing you to strategically plan for business growth.
2. Migrate your IT systems to the cloud
Everything we use digitally is slowly being migrated to the cloud. Businesses that didn’t have their internal systems and network linked with the cloud at the beginning of the pandemic struggled in the initial stages when their employees had to work from home. By ensuring your entire internal network is stored on the cloud, this makes it accessible for everyone no matter where they are in the world.
Many business owners are worried about migrating their IT systems to the cloud due to security issues. However, the cloud actually provides increased security and data will actually be safer on the cloud. In the event of an accidental deletion the data can be restored very easily too.
3. Use a bespoke CRM for your client data
Every business is unique when it comes to their customer data. By merging this all onto a CRM that is easily accessible by all members of staff, this will help to improve the efficiency of your business. The marketing team, for example, will be able to gain an insight into how the sales team are converting the leads they bring in. This will then allow them to make data-driven decisions on how to optimise the campaigns they are running.
There are lots of other different ways that a digital transformation can completely revolutionise the way in which a business works. If you would like to know more about Sage accounting, migrating your IT to the cloud or bespoke software to help improve the productivity of your business, get in touch today. The expert team at Reality Solutions are always on hand to help advise you on the best way forward for your business.
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