Last Updated on Jul 6, 2022 by James W
Many companies of all business areas are embarking on a digital transformation, but not all of them successfully achieve their goals. What difficulties can be encountered on the path of technological transformation, and how SAP solutions can address such challenges ? these are the question experts from LeverX Group, an SAP Gold Partner, tried to answer in the article.
The Most Common Challenges
Let’s first define what stands before the successful transformation. Successful digital transformation is not just about introducing new technologies; successful digitalization speeds up all manufacturing processes, reduces repetitive tasks through optimization, speeds up the time to market, improves competitiveness, and subsequently, profits. Unsuccessful transformation, in turn, does not lead to such results, or it takes many years to achieve them. So why do transformations sometimes fail?
Companies continue to spend a lot of money on new software to manage all business processes. However, not all of them have qualified personnel familiar with complex IT infrastructures.
Therefore, problem number one is integration. Since each system has different data models, business logic, and processes, integrating them together is a particular challenge.Integrating all enterprise systems is critical to ensuring the smooth operation of software components in an enterprise IT environment. That’s why companies have to increase IT costs and wait for systems to be set up, which takes valuable time in the market.
Unreadiness for Scalability
Although the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that flexibility and willingness for change are the keys to success in difficult times, many companies are still reluctant to review their business processes and become more flexible.
For example, one of the processes that suffered the most during the pandemic was supply chains. Modern supply chains need greater collaboration and effort through cross-functional planning, improved features for assessing supply risk, real-time analytics for delivery monitoring, etc. These are companies with flexible systems that remain competitive and continue to expand their capabilities.
Quick access to precise data is the key to making the right decisions. As the amount of information is constantly expanding, companies need improved tools to work with corporate data and, thus, increase business value.
Another issue is ensuring easy access to all corporate data within a company. As a result, it’s critical to establish a single data source to gain real-time business insights.
SAP for Addressing Digital Transformation Challenges
An essential step toward the intelligent enterprise is choosing the right tools for the transition. SAP offers several solutions that can significantly facilitate your enterprise’s digital transformation.
SAP Business Technology Platform is a business-centric and open platform that includes technologies needed for the digital transformation of business processes: Database and data management, Analytics, Application development and integration, and Intelligent technologies. Let’s look at how businesses can leverage the SAP BTP potential to build an intelligent enterprise.
SAP Integration Suite
SAP Integration Suite is an integration platform that allows the smoothly integrating on-premise and cloud-based applications and processes with tools and prebuilt content managed by SAP. By implementing the suite, you can rapidly achieve the following results:
- Increase business agility with connected processes, data, and applications.
- Streamline business processes across hybrid environments.
- Reuse APIs and integrations intuitively using a repeatable, building block-based approach.
- Enhance competitive advantages with data-driven insights.
SAP Extension Suite
SAP Extension Suite allows creating personalized experiences across different business functions and interaction channels. With the platform’s capability, a company can enhance customer, partner, and employee engagement across digital touchpoints, reconfigure the existing business processes and digitalize new ones to adapt and capture opportunities and increase agility and faster application development without operation disruptions.
SAP HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud are solutions for creating a single source of enterprise data and analyzing it. Among its business benefits are the following:
- Accelerated data processing for real-time insights and actions.
- Getting insights from complex data sets.
- Business agility and streamlined IT operations.
- Analytics powered by machine learning algorithms.
- Connected on-remise applications.
- Lower costs and faster deployment.
Want to start digital transformation? Turn to a reliable technology partner. LeverX Group, thanks to its vast expertise in software development and 19 years of close cooperation with SAP, is ready to help your company become an intelligent enterprise. Contact their experts and get a free consultation.