5 benefits of digital transformation

What is digital transformation?

You’re probably used to hearing this term bandied around a lot in the business media, but what does it actually mean? Broadly, it’s defined as the application of digital technology in all aspects of society. When it comes to business, digital transformation can be, and arguably should be, implemented across every function and if your business isn’t putting a transformation plan into action, then you’re likely to experience issues. A successful digital transformation will enable a business to grow and evolve within their market by meeting the changing needs of their customers while keeping up with technology and competition.

What are the benefits of digital transformation?

1) Improved customer satisfaction

In today’s business climate, customers now expect instant gratification, regardless of device and platform. They want simple access to products and/or solutions and they want it now. With large companies setting the tone when it comes to digital transformation, smaller companies that continue to deliver an outdated experience are likely to frustrate customers, resulting in unwanted churn. The good news is as modern technology is a lot more accessible than you may think and providing an enhanced customer experience can be as simple as updating to a phone system that can scale at busy periods or increasing bandwidth to improve efficiency.

2) Improved decision making

Most businesses have a large collection of data, however only a few utilise this data to their advantage. Business information tools allow companies to collate large quantities of data and draw instant conclusions from it, allowing them to react quicker than lagging competition. This data can be used to help make insightful business decisions and therefore deliver a better customer service.

3) Improved efficiency

Digital transformation helps to streamline critical processes which can slow a business down. Think of online collaboration, remote access and intuitive call management – all of these solutions will not only help to develop an agile workforce, they will speed up everyday processes, allowing you to re-focus your efforts on strategy and growth.

4) Improved profitability

Quite simply, the more efficiently a business is operating, the more likely it will generate profits.

5) Improved reach

A big driver for digital transformation is the ability to deliver services and products to your customers from anywhere, at any time. The introduction of a new mobile app, online instant chat and self-service functionality will all go a long way to improving customer reach and retention.

Here at Arden, we use industry-leading expertise to support our clients through their digital transformation. Whether you’re looking for cutting-edge business tools or an advanced infrastructure on which they sit, we have the skills, knowledge and expertise to deliver a solution that works.

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