Posted by Kevin Craine ● 1/29/20 2:07 PM

Capturing Twenty-First Century Success with Digital Transformation

We are now operating in a world that is twenty years into a new millennium, yet despite the promise of twenty-first-century transformation, many organizations continue to operate as if it were 1999, with software that is a decade or more behind the times.

But as a new year approaches, be warned; organizations that continue to operate with legacy systems of the past will be challenged to keep pace and compete in the future.

Transform to Compete

Over two-thirds of C-suite executives today believe the future of business will involve significant digital transformation, leveraging advancements like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and process automation. Most CEOs say having a clear vision of how to leverage this new breed of technologies can create a competitive advantage. 

But it’s tough to compete if you allow the systems and applications that support your enterprise to fall behind the curve. One example is the continued use of SharePoint 2010. According to AIIM International, over 40% of SharePoint users are still running ten-year-old SharePoint 2010 despite the fact that Microsoft stopped mainstream support nearly five years ago. Sharepoint is only one example. 

It is easy to be lulled into some level of complacency or antiquation, but this should serve as a wakeup call to organizations looking to compete in the next decade and beyond. Remain tied to tradition and risk getting left behind as increased business agility, flexibility, and intelligence become essential requirements of digital transformation.

Don’t Let Last-Century Approaches Leave You Behind

The question is: Are you working with twentieth-century systems and approaches in the twenty-first century? A new eBook from AIIM International and AODocs explores the opportunities ahead and how to overcome some of the roadblocks on the journey to digital transformation. 

Advancements in technologies and capabilities like AI and smart systems are already enabling businesses to out-maneuver and out-perform their competition. This eBook will help you prepare to keep pace. 

AIIM Research: The Future of Information Management is Now

Consider Transformative Steps 

Intelligent information management is squarely on the front-line of today’s business performance. Now is an opportune moment to ask whether or not your organization is working with systems and approaches that will limit your future opportunities. Here are three steps to consider: 

  1. Use cloud-based applications to speed your pace of transformation. The cloud is the de facto computing environment of the twenty-first century. Developers also provide a number of pre-developed solutions tailored specifically for core business activities and for industry-specific applications that will help speed your efforts.
  2. Shift from a "wires and boxes" approach to a process-centric mindset. It’s easy to become enamored with the technology, but increased focus on the process is essential in order to adopt the right solutions. Do a clear assessment of the current state, look for gaps in performance, and apply technology and automation where they provide the most vital impact to process performance.
  3. Adopt a mobile workforce. Over 95% of Americans currently own a smartphone. As a result, a mobile workforce is a must-have for organizations to compete in 2020 and beyond. But adopting a mobile workforce is difficult to do if you rely on enterprise systems that were developed in the days before mobile computing became predominant. 

EBOOK: The Essential Guide to Migrating Legacy Systems

Moving Forward

Organizations that will be successful in 2020 and beyond will be successful at leveraging information as a vital corporate asset and as a differentiator in the marketplace.

Want to learn more? Download the new eBook from AIIM and AODocs here. And look for providers and partners with the right mix of capabilities, expertise, and vision to enable you to make the most of the decade ahead. 

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