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Integration and Automation: The Next step in Digital Transformation

In a previous blog, we introduced how digital transformation is possible with the right technological framework, and how such transformation can help grow your business.

Now that you’re looking to move in that direction, or you’ve already decided to spearhead a project, you must consider an important aspect of digital transformation: integrating and automating your business processes.

While this can seem like a vast undertaking, we recommend focusing on automating tasks involved with client, supplier and prospect interaction. Improving communication and collaboration steps will free up more time for you and your team to be more proactive with your clients and help grow your business overall.

Transformation Risks

Business growth is as elusive as it is critical, in part because growing your business requires risk - the risk of disruption. For a business to transform from its "old way" of operating and become a transformed digital business involves integrating and automating - or altering - its culture and its most critical business processes.

Some business processes involved in digital transformation include end-to-end customer relationship management, supply chain management, human resources, manufacturing and sales. Automating these business processes eliminates tedious manual tasks, enabling stakeholders like leadership, sales and support teams to provide more substantial and customer client interaction.

While making such changes can be scary, an interview on digital transformation with the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School concluded unwillingness to transform likely means "game over" for a business. Without the ability to change with and in response to the market, you will lose customers to the competition.
Conversely, automation can improve productivity by 40%. By taking the leap into digital transformation and automating your business processes, your company will thrive.

Help is on The Way

The Knowledge@Wharton experts concluded that successful digital enterprises exhibit two primary qualities: a culture of innovation and speed of change. Fortunately, there is help available so your company doesn't have to face all these risks and challenges alone.

As an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution provider, our mission is to guide your business and help at every step of your transformation. A cloud-based ERP solution can help companies with the innovation, automation, and speed required for digital transformation. Depending upon your needs, we offer two SAP ERP solutions:

  • SAP S/4HANA is a real-time ERP suite offering an agile, personalized solution to automate and integrate business processes, no matter the size of your enterprise.
  • SAP Business ByDesign, ideally suited for small to medium-sized enterprises, supports all business activities and is affordable, predictable, flexible, and secure.

And as your ERP solution provider, we provide your company with transformation's other key quality: innovation. Our team of SAP consultants ensures your success by helping you transform your company and re-engineer your business practices while applying SAP Best Practices.

Are you ready to take the next step toward automating and integrating your business processes? If so, contact us now - you will be glad you did.

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