Successfully managing the digital transformation requires more than just knowledge about the use and benefits of new technologies. The ability to realise a digital concept and foresight are also important prerequisites. Often, entire corporate structures have to be turned upside down. Without external support, the digital transformation can hardly be mastered. The opportunities of digitalisation are obvious. With its help, work processes can be made more effective, which leads to increased productivity and higher turnover. Digitalisation holds the potential for directly addressing the target group, acquiring new customers and opening up new markets. A long-term competitive advantage is also a potential opportunity of digital transformation. Furthermore, digital technologies can greatly optimise the customer experience. However, there are numerous advantages of digitalisation not only for customer service, but also for employees. Many processes can be facilitated through digital transformation.

Challenges in digital transformation

However, in order to benefit from the numerous advantages of digital transformation, various challenges must first be overcome. Digitalisation has a major impact on all departments and often turns the entire company upside down. Many companies lack clear goals and a concrete strategy. However, both are essential for the success of the transition to the digital age. Because if it is unclear where the journey is to go, the great potential of digitalisation cannot be fully exploited. For fear of not being able to keep up with the rapid pace of the digital age, some companies fall into blind actionism. However, the new digital sales and contact channels should by no means be used indiscriminately. Here, for example, it is important to pay attention to which solution best meets the needs of your target group and fits your company. Another obstacle to the digital transformation is the corporate culture. Many entrepreneurs do not realise at first that digitalisation does not only have to take place on a technological level, but also requires a change in culture. Traditional structures often stand in the way and must first be broken down. In addition, the attitude of the team plays an important role. For an effective digital culture, employees must be involved in the further development. However, digital transformation is associated with fears or uncertainties among some employees. If new technologies are not introduced in cooperation with the team, acceptance is often very low. Therefore, it makes sense to give employees the feeling that they have a say in the decision. Involving the employees at an early stage also leads to faster familiarisation and better adaptation of the software to the needs of everyday business. Opportunities of digitalisation are also often misjudged. Many companies expect the classic advantages from it, such as lowering costs or a higher efficiency of work processes. New business models, products or services are often overlooked. Even if the entire company often has to be turned upside down to cope with digitalisation, obstacles should be removed step by step. Radical changes that are made too quickly often fail to have the desired effect.

Advantages for external support in digital transformation

Innovations must be thought through to the end. An external consultant offers competent support in defining a vision for the company and clear goals. On this basis, an intelligent strategy can be developed. Particularly if not only individual business processes are digitised, but a completely new digital business model is to be developed, external expertise can be very useful. This is because the development of a new business model requires a strategic approach. However, this must be adapted to the individual circumstances of the company. Because there is no universal one-size-fits-all solution for digital transformation. A customised strategy is required for successful digitalisation. A professional external consultant takes into account all the relevant specifics of the company without losing sight of the big picture. Expert consultants are also able to inspire employees for the digital transformation. External consulting also focuses on customer benefits and helps to gain a greater understanding of the target group. A consultant tracks down all the ways in which you can address your customers more specifically and win them over, and ensures that the customer experience is optimised.

Competent support for digital transformation by F&P

If you need external support for your digital transformation, you are on the safe side with F&P. We work with you to develop the right strategy so that your company can meet the growing demands of the digital age and remain competitive in the long term. We also integrate digital technologies intelligently into your business processes and connect all channels relevant to you in a meaningful way. We are also at your side when it comes to introducing a completely new corporate culture. If you would like more information or would like advice on the topic of external help with digital transformation, we look forward to hearing from you.