Digital Transition vs. Digital Transformation
Digital transition is a process that companies have undergone to take analog information and convert them to digital formats, e.g., conversion of paper documents into digital documents or web pages. This transition into digital helps several industries because it allows businesses to manage files and documents more efficiently.
Although digital transition and digital transformation has been discussed often and sometimes used interchangeably, the former is merely a component of the latter. Digital transformation involves much more considerations than the digitization of company assets. Limiting the scope of digital transformation to the simple migration into digital fails to uncover the true potential of the process and may hinder true business transformation.
Unfortunately, digital adoption for many businesses has been slow due to employees not fully understanding the impact of digital transformation to the business as a whole. However, companies can reduce disruption during implementation of digital workflows by employing agile platforms that help deliver solutions quicker and more efficiently with minimal friction. Agile platforms allow employees to adapt to newer technologies without thrusting them completely into unfamiliar territory so they can adjust to the new processes.
A proper digital transition also empowers employees to use new technology without relying on IT teams and personnel. Finding Business Intelligence (BI) platforms that are intuitive and easily configurable will encourage employees to use digital tools and eventually make them more proficient and productive.
Ultimately, digital transition shouldn’t be a company’s reaction to the current business landscape but a proactive approach that will prepare it for future opportunities while future-proofing it through the use of modern technology and processes.