Planning the implementation of a complex digital transformation journey is an extremely long-term goal. Yes, it’s the end game – but, it’s a tremendous work in progress. The good news is that you don’t have to possess the patience of a saint to actually see results ahead of time.
Here at Goalplan, we encourage leaders to accept and embrace the notion that it’s alright to keep the bigger picture in mind, but that it’s also OK to acknowledge that the move from manual legacy tools such as Excel files to machine learning and artificial intelligence, is a mighty leap, and most certainly not an easy step (more like a multifaceted labyrinth, than a simple bridge from one to another).
So, if you’re a CIO attempting to navigate complicated pathways, then this is for you. Whether you’re swamped with defining needs and goals, or struggling to create logical and realistic plans - then it’s time to take a step back and break things down. Rest assured that digital transformation may mean a much longer journey than previously anticipated, therefore, it’s important to understand what it means for your organisation, before figuring out your next move:
‘Digital transformation will look different for every company, it can be hard to pinpoint a definition that applies to all. However, in general terms, we define digital transformation as the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business resulting in fundamental changes to how businesses operate and how they deliver value to customers.’
You're not alone - a huge range of businesses are experiencing the same set of problems:
Let’s take administration overload for example - a common problem affecting any type of industry anywhere in the world – efficiency is taking a massive hit globally:
'Did you know that managers spend around six hours per week just trying to stay on top of admin – or better said, the best part of a working day?'
Perhaps the most daunting and problematic issue is how to actually execute any plans to acquire a lasting shift and integration of a digitally transformed business. Why so tricky? Well, for a start, it takes years to fully implement such changes, and possibly several more to make sure that everyone is literate and capable in using new tools and processes to their full potential.
Years? Wow, talk about an anti-climax! Aren’t you tired of the disappointment and growing displeasure of projects leading to nowhere? The idea of digital transformation may clearly be the way forward for your company, but the tiresome hours of meetings and planning sessions which come with it, no doubt receive negative feedback. Perhaps you’re going around in circles, pushing back timeframes and feeling both annoyed and discouraged...
Focus on what you can do NOW
(not ‘X’ years down the line…)
Goalplan invites you to start NOW, with minimal effort on your part. Simply provide us with the information and data that you wish to be distributed, visualised and shared - you’ll soon see a massively positive impact on your company’s performance and productivity. Kickstarting digital transformation, we use what you already have, using existing data and making zero changes to systems already in place. We champion the philosophy that starting small allows you to reap great benefits in the future.
Our sales performance management application has been developed with ease of integration in mind. Our motto is: use what you already have and turn it into what you need. We provide embedded analytics which can be accessed and used across the workforce, allowing you to benefit from valuable insights reaching thousands, rather than tens of individuals.
Engaging the entire organisation and getting everyone involved, not only empowers employees at all levels, but also encourages self-leadership and collective understanding of actionable insights.
You don’t need to wait years: Waiting is laborious, demotivating and pointless, if the eventual outcome may never be achieved. Whilst you’re pumping time and energy into meetings and discussions without direction, don’t expect competitors to sit around and ‘wait’ too – they’re most probably already utilising their current systems and data to inspire what they need.
'The convenience that the Goalplan app brought to the table was ground-breaking for the business, helping us to become more agile and save copious amounts of valuable time and effort. The platform solution excels at visualising and tracking performance, in order for the organisation to be able to act upon such data. We love the ease of access to the real-time accessory – always at my fingertips, at the push of a button.’ - Oriflame Cosmetics, India
How do we do it?
We take the boring bit off your hands – no need to sit around waiting for reports any longer!
- We gather your data, regardless of which systems you are currently using
- Our smart integration is simple to set up - we’re talking a couple of weeks (not years!)
- The app allows the entire organisation to enjoy real-time servings of visual data in KPI’s and indexes
- Modern communication channels, information tools and engagement strategies are also prioritised
Get ready for virtually no admin at all...
In addition to the global company involvement mentioned earlier, the Goalplan app makes taking action available in the same tools, leading to measurable results and creating proactive organisations. 'We lead leaders in taking smarter and more qualitative actions.’
(Read more about actionable insight here: Data Overload Versus Actionable Insights).
Summary – Big Journeys Begin with Small Steps
By starting NOW to automate collection, aggregation and presentation of KPI’s that really matter, you’ll be well on the way to achieving digital transformation - capitalising on whatever you’re already using and comfortable with today.
Communication and engagement has never been more straightforward, with employees easily able to access target KPI’s and embedded analytics. Improved information channels across the board will provide benefits in no time, enabling everyone to take action there and then, with fantastic results as an inevitable byproduct.
Say goodbye to admin and make way for a digital platform that works anywhere, at any time. Goalplan really does offer the total package!
And in the words of one of our biggest telecom customers:
‘Before, managers were losing 1.5 hours per day on spreadsheets, making their own PowerPoints etc. Goalplan made it all accessible - one platform - one device.’
If you’d like to find out how to kickstart your digital transformation journey, please get in touch – we look forward to hearing from you.
Contact us here.