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Digital Transformation 101

Over the last several months, we have published numerous blogs and articles around the topic of Digital Transformation. These articles have talked about the business value it can bring to your organization and how it can impact your daily business life. But for this blog article, we just wanted to go over the basics of Digital Transformation....

What is Digital Transformation?

Because 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. Beyond that, it's a cultural change that requires organizations to continually challenge the status quo, experiment often, and get comfortable with failure. This sometimes means walking away from long-standing business processes that companies were built upon in favor of relatively new practices that are still being defined.

And the Wikipedia definition, while somewhat vague, touches on how the effects of digital transformation extends beyond businesses to society as a whole. “Digital transformation is the changes associated with the application of digital technology in all aspects of human society,”

What’s driving digital transformation? Digital business is built on new computing infrastructure – the pillars of mobile, cloud, Big Data, and analytics – accelerated by the Internet of Things (IoT), advances in machine learning, and innovations like blockchain. These disruptive technologies are giving companies the ability to radically change business models, and create new products and services. Learn more about the trends that are driving the shift to digitalization:

  • Analytics

  • Big Data

  • Blockchain and Distributed Ledger

  • Cloud Computing

  • Internet of Things

  • Machine Learning and AI

  • Mobile Technologies

Why SAP and Approyo?

Approyo's SAP solutions are uniquely positioned to deliver tangible progress towards your transformation strategy – without jeopardizing your daily business operations. Approyo can provide your company with a strong digital core and an easy-to-use system that supports innovations:

SAP S/4HANA – the next-gen ERP system supports operational excellence, automation, and seamless technology integration from your business core.

SAP Leonardo – the system of future-ready technologies is accessed through the cloud and augmented by design thinking services for rapid prototyping and adoption.

They work in tandem to make your entire business more immediate, intelligent, and seamlessly integrated – no matter your size or industry.