While a digital transformation is crushing on all the organizations, especially the ones that had always refused to go digital, there is another transformation that is involving enterprises linked to the digital one: the agile transformation office (ATO). When we talk about agility of enterprise, we do not mean agility as the “ability to move your body quickly and easily”, but something more.
Let’s take the Cambridge Dictionary definition which says that agility of enterprise concerns the “ways of planning and doing work in which it is understood that making changes as they are needed is an important part of the job”. Therefore, companies need to be aware of what is going on in the economic environment and they have to be ready to face changes in order to stay competitive in the market. As a matter of fact, Covid-19 pandemic brought the need to organizations for adaptability, speed, and efficiency since people could not go out, neither to go to work.
Consequently, companies that were not agile and struggled with digitization lost out to Covid-19 and were left behind. In contrast, as World Economic Forum reports “there were many companies that were able to leverage digitalization and digital transformation to come out on top. A lot of retailers were able to ramp up online presence as demand for e-commerce rose. Gyms were able to launch live fitness classes for their members through their own apps and on social media. Ride sharing and delivery platforms were able to expand services to other sectors and helped them to move online”.
However, we want to examine in depth the meaning of agility of enterprise, so we take another definition given by McKinsey which says that “agility at an enterprise level means moving strategy, structure, processes, people, and technology toward a new operating model. It achieves all this by rebuilding an organization around hundreds of self-steering, high-performing teams (supported by a stable backbone) and by changing the organizational culture”.
For this reason, adopting new technologies and be opened to the digitization are key points to be agile for an enterprise. How is it possible? Through the use of low code technologies and automation processes, for instance.
Low Code and Automation: keys to be agile
Embracing the digital transformation is the first step to be agile, but in order to be digitized is essential to adopt tools and technologies that allow us to respond promptly to the market changes. One of these is for sure the low code development technology. Thanks to low code it is possible to design business application software without using code, so you can focus on the aesthetics of the apps and their functionalities rather than the syntax of the code.
It is clear that through low code anyone can create apps, both professional and non-professional developers, putting the tools of process innovation in the hands of the people closest to the problems. In fact, creating apps and do their maintenance require minimum effort, due to the little code to maintain, but it is also faster since the developing time is reduced, and the availability of the apps is more immediate. Obviously, the adoption of a low code technology allows any company to be more agile, because it provides them a significant boost to their work by reducing the time needed to be spent on troubleshooting and by offering more customized solutions according to the economic environment changes.
Next to this, we find intelligent automation and the importance to automate processes in order to make them run themselves. The uses of intelligent automation are limitless, and their solutions can either directly assist people in the performance of non-routine tasks or automate those tasks entirely. It is the case of hyperautomation which, as Gartner defines it, is “the combination of multiple machine learning, packaged software, and automation tools to deliver work”. So, basically, the act of automating everything in a company that can be automated.
Applying automation technologies brings real benefits, such as delivering a faster service, since processing time is reduced from days to minutes, but it also increases flexibility and scalability, because it is possible to operate 24/7 and scale up or down with demand. Furthermore, efficiency and accuracy are improved, since robots do not get tired and do not have to stop for a break, so they can keep working and avoid human errors that could happen, for example, due to a lack of concentration.
The combination of these two elements can help your business to find that agility of enterprise that you need, because they facilitate your business processes and give to your company the capacity to be adaptable to every market change.
TDox: your agile software
Low code and automation are great solutions to be agile, but to do that you need to use the right software that can guarantee these benefits. We are referring to TDox. If you are wondering what TDox is, let us tell you about this software. TDox is a multi-experience development platform (MXDP) so it allows you to digitize business processes in low code mode, by making them available both on webapp and on Android and iOS mobile apps. You can count on an integrated front-end tools system and on back end for front end (BFF) service for a scalable and distributed creation of apps, which need to be aligned with company goals and sophisticated UX that include various digital touchpoints and interaction modalities.
Additionally, TDox harnesses the low code technology to make, as we said before, the creation of apps even easier. Indeed, you have at your disposal a drag-and-drop tool that helps you to create your specific app in a very little time. There is a high level of customization that consents you to personalize your applications exactly as you wish, by adding colors, logos and whatever you need.
Beside low code, TDox takes advantages of automation, in particular robotic process automation (RPA), especially for what concerns data collection and communication. Actually, if you need to fill out a report, TDox automatically suggests you the different options as soon as you tap a section on your mobile device (smartphone or tablet) making the compiling simpler and faster. Then, if you need to send the document to your client, a prefilled email with the attached report will be automatically generated and sent, so it will avoid you the tedious process of downloading the file and write a new email by yourself with the attached document.
Eventually, another case is the automatic creation of Excel files without data entry needed. For instance, if you work in the logistics sector you need to keep recorded a register with the right quantity of material in your stock or to take note of the activities of your drivers. A helpful and practical solution to simplify once again an activity and to have a more precise and well-organized management.
A software that supports your Workforce
TDox aims to make your internal business processes easier by offering solutions that can simplify your workforce activities. Being agile means reacting timely to the different innovations in the market, but you need well-organized processes among the various department of your company. Employees that can work on more strategic activities, avoiding redundant and boring tasks which can be saddled with robots, may develop better their talents and be more focused on what is going on in the economic environment, so they can adopt the right strategy to solve new challenges.
Agility of enterprise is not something you can get in a few months, but it is the result of a long-term proposition that takes place in phases. It helps you to identify and resolve issues that can slow the pace of the digital transformation and keeps the focus on creating value. This can be done if you first start to support your workforce in the process of digitization.
Furthermore, thanks to our peculiar application development, we help you to achieve your rapid development goals. Our technicians are here to support you and lead you to create your own automation process and get the digitization in business that you need.
Do not hesitate to contact us to know more about TDox and what it can do for you. Furthermore, if you are interested in seeing what TDox looks like in action, request a free demo, and discover a new world of opportunities. We’re low coding your business apps!
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