In the above examples, both John and Jane have digitised a part of their business process, but Jane‘s business process is more digitalised. She is leveraging digitisation to improve business processes to a greater degree.
In some cases, the CEO’s low-tech suggestion is the best solution, but this solution does not enable digitalisation. Conversely, the CTO’s suggestion, while the most expensive, enables digitalisation. In most cases, this is probably the best way to take and share the minutes.
For example, the internet has resulted in a digital transformation of the advertising industry.
Paper mail (the kind that is stuffed in your letterbox) is a scattergun approach for businesses: you have no idea if you are wasting time and money.
Articles likes this in AdAge (Meet Today’s Analytic Creative) highlight the digital transformation of the advertising industry as a result of the internet and what it enables, including social media marketing.
The danger all businesses face is being left behind by more innovative and disruptive competitors. Digital transformation, like the COO suggested in the first example, is a considerable undertaking and certainly carries risk. Inaction, however, is even more risky.
The more processes your business digitises, the more efficient you become. It is only when your business has embraced digitisation and digitalised all critical processes (meeting notes are just the beginning), that you can consider your business digitally transformed.
The good news is any business can be digitally transformed. They simply need to look for ways to leverage or create technologies solving problems or streamlining processes. And here’s where companies like WorkingMouse step in. We are a software development company with an important difference, Codebots.
Codebots is a platform for planning, building, testing software faster and cheaper than normally possible. Codebots can write 300,000 lines of code in a minute, that is 300,000 steps closer to digital transformation in a minute!
Remember, digitisation is the process of converting information from a physical format into a digital one and digitalisation is leveraging this process improve business competitiveness. (The results of this process are called digital transformation.)
The 300,000 lines of code our bots write are far from random. We have trained our AI to be able to solve specific recurring problems nearly all businesses face with functionality nearly all businesses need, such as reminders and notifications. Activating a behaviour is like flicking a switch. This accelerates digitisation implementation, enabling a more complete digital transformation, faster.
Whichever road you choose, buying software or building your own, good luck and happy transforming!