Digital transformation can be defined as the integration of technology into all aspects of an organisation. This transformation can look different business to business but will result in fundamental changes to business operating processes and how they interact with customers, competitors and suppliers.

There are many reasons why an organisation decides it is the right time to take on its digital transformation project. To get ahead of or to catch up with the pack, to remain competitive or to evolve with the market. However, every business is hoping that its digital transformation will achieve at least one of five key objectives:

  1. Reduce costs
  2. Increase profitability
  3. Improve productivity
  4. Increase efficiencies
  5. Improve customer experience

 

The very nature of digital transformation, means that there are going to be some people within your organisation that push back again such all-encompassing changes, either in general or by saying that it is the wrong time. In fact, we have found that there are seven main concerns that are cited.

  1. It will take too long
  2. It will cost too much
  3. We don’t have enough IT team members
  4. We won’t know if it is a success
  5. It is too much change all at once
  6. It is too complicated
  7. This is just a phase.

 

Many, if not all, of these concerns can be mitigated by using a low code system, such as LEAP powered by FLOvate to implement your digital transformation. Low code platforms enable you to build application that can automate and optimise your organisational processes quickly and effectively without writing line after line of code.

 

  1. It will take too long

Low code platforms such as LEAP utilise a range of powerful, pre-coded elements, or building blocks, to configure applications that can automate and optimise processes. This means your solutions can be built without the need for time consuming hand coding, so they are ready for launch in days or weeks not months and years.

 

  1. It will cost too much

By utilising low code, you can keep the costs of digitisation down, by limiting the need for expensive development. Plus, LEAP’s monthly pricing is based on usage not users so you only ever pay for how much you use the system.

 

  1. We don’t have enough IT team members

One of the benefits of a low code platform is how easy it is to build applications. This means that so called “citizen developers” or in other words non-IT team members can build systems and solutions for use in their departments. Meaning there is not a resource drain on your IT team.

 

  1. We won’t know if it is a success

Success will look different to every organisation, before starting any transformation project you need to analyse your existing business and processes and be led by strategy, not technology or tactics. Then set SMART objectives, with your teams, so you can track whether you have met your targets.

 

  1. It is too much change all at once

Digital transformation is a big project, but there is nothing that says it all must happen at once.  Build a plan for the business and start with one process in one department, then test and perfect it before moving on to the next process and then the next department. By breaking down the complete project into smaller, more manageable chunks not only will it seem less daunting, but you will be able to chart your progress.

 

LEAP, powered by FLOvate

LEAP, FLOvate’s low-code platform will provide you with all the features and flexibility you need to build an application solution to automate, improve and optimise any business process. Contact us today to find out how LEAP can help your organisation.