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Few Common Questions About Digital Transformation

What is Digital Transformation?

Digital Transformation infuses positive change in Business – by enhancing digital capabilities that:

  • improves customer experience
  • reduce operation cost, risk
  • increase efficiency and intelligence

It means Digital Transformation offers you happier customers and a healthier business.

Why my Business needs Digital Transformation?

If you understand what Digital Transformation is, then its need is quite apparent. However, do not think of it as a once-off implementation of some technology project. Instead, it is a continuous journey with the core focus on business improvement, strategy implementation and leveraging digital opportunities. 

When it is the right time for Digital Transformation?

Your Digital Transformation journey is unique to your Business. Sooner you start better it is, irrespective of your industry, size of the Business and investment appetite. You can begin this journey inhouse, without the need to rely on consultants.

How can my Business undergo Digital Transformation?

The first step is to understand the current state, business strategy, digital opportunities and then carefully plan the Digital Transformation journey.

Who needs to be involved in Digital Transformation?

It is a team effort; therefore, you need a strong executive sponsorship, key-users or subject matter experts and an implementation team.

About SP Singh

ERP Consultant

I implement ERP solutions that enhance customer experience, improve efficiency and skyrocket growth.

I understand that investing in technology is not easy. I work with you to understand core business problems, goals and opportunities. Then, I design a custom plan (roadmap) to meet your business objectives.  My objective is to deliver ERP solutions that increase ROI and minimise risk. I strive for simplification and true partnership with my customers and their vendors.

So, if you are looking for a trusted leader for your ERP transformation journey, then you are in the right place.

Companies & People I’ve Worked With

I had the pleasure to work with SP at the BP Kwinana Refinery. He excelled at creating order, project planning and tactful communication. He could be relied upon to make decisions and communicate them with confidence. I’d be delighted to work with SP again.

SP is a very diligent and professional team member that carefully weighs the requirements and approaches to each solution component. He is very capable of analysing complex needs and describing them well for the rest of the team to engage with.

Mark Batina

MD, Precise Business Solutions.

Being committed and passionate about his craft are traits that come to mind when thinking about SP. Having worked previously with SP, he demonstrated strong capability to manage multiple projects, often with competing priorities. His attention to detail is top notch and he was able to work productively with his colleagues and customers to achieve outcomes. SP would be an asset for any organisations project management team.

Senad Brkich

Procurement Specialist, SAP Ariba.

Blog & Resources

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