Take digital transformation apart. "Digitalization" is a digital technology represented by computers, involving calculation, storage, transmission, interaction, etc. "Transformation", as everyone understands, is to grow from nothing, from less to more. In general, it's a shift from traditional to digital technology.
Why digital transformation? Haven't we been using computers for a long time? It has been more than 20 years since informatization has been popularized in Chinese enterprises. Now we use various electronic products and various office systems every day, aren't they all digitized? Why bring up digital transformation again? Is it new wine in old bottles? If so, why are so many companies researching and implementing how to achieve digital transformation, and what benefits can this bring to the company.
If we look back carefully over the past 20 years, in the field of enterprises, the state has vigorously promoted informatization. The most direct impression of informatization is various systems, ERP, CRM, PLM, OA, BPM, etc. In general, the mobile number list efficiency of information exchange, communication and collaboration is improved by transferring information from paper, from offline to online, and manually to the system; this is also what most companies are doing. Originally, when submitting a leave application, you fill in one on paper. Forms for leadership approval are now submitted for approval directly on the system. Originally, there was a ledger to record the invoicing and inventory records, and now the system is used; the process that was originally recorded in documents is now recorded in the system.
There are too many examples. In general, it has achieved cost reduction and increased efficiency; and then through a large amount of data and analysis in the system, it supports the decision-making of business operations.
I believe that when companies adopt new and innovative ways to conduct business as technology advances, they are implementing digital transformation. It is a process of radical transformation using digital tools, which means improving or replacing existing resources through technological and cultural change.