In a world that is constantly evolving and moving forward to find the newest and best thing, you have to be accepting of change, especially after this past year. More and more people are moving their assets to the cloud, meaning that everything is being digitalised.
Digital transformation could help change your business growth as well as improve efficiency withing your employees. It can also offer a great level of protection if there were any unwanted business interruptions. Although you may think that your business is running smoothly and does not need to change, anything could change. You should be thinking about what digital means for your industry and more importantly, your company. Some companies may only need slight adjustments, whereas others may have a lot of adjusting to do.
Let’s use this past year as an example. Throughout the pandemic the businesses that have struggled the most are the ones that did not consider digital transformation or change the way their business operates. One thing that many pubs, bars and restaurants have had to do is make a online menus that can be accessed through scanning a code from the table or provide paper ones that are only used once. Another thing is being asked to ordering food and drinks from your phone, this again is a regular requirement in the hospitality industry. There are many more things and all industries have had to change the way they operate to stay open.
You might think, ‘what will digital transformation mean for my documents?’. The most beneficial factor would be the easy accessibility. As your company grows in size, adds new locations, employees, requires home workers or additional work from third party businesses, you will need to make sure everyone can access and work on documents easily and efficiently.
Getting together a digital plan is easier and less stressful than most think. The aim is to get all documents stored and have them available to the people that need them. You can start your plan with simply scanning all paper documents as digital ones or indexing electronic documents. Some people think that this is the same as having shared drive. However, these may seem like a quick fix but can leave remote workers unable to access files as well as cause major mess and trouble location certain files resulting in a lost of wasted time.
If you are already starting to transition everything over to the cloud, this could be the perfect time for your business to consider digital transformation. It would make sense to do it all at once and could save you a bit of time rather than if you were to do it at a later date.
Take advantage of UTL Group in a situation like this. We have a large team of professionals that are available to help guide and assist you into a more digital future and have a simple and easy transformation. Feel free to drop us a call of email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.