Digital Transformation Trends in 2023
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Trends Powering Digital Transformation in 2023 & Beyond

28 Dec 2022

2022 has been truly eventful – with an ongoing war, rising inflating rate, an impending recession, supply chain disruptions & impacted business operations!

 

Despite the setbacks, enterprises continue to invest in digital transformation (DX) initiatives. They utilize intelligence & adaptability in their operations, client relationships, & decision-making mechanisms. Interestingly, the businesses that adopted digital technology before the global pandemic were in a slightly better position to respond to the crisis. Mckinsey suggests 94% successfully kept the operations up and running. And, enabling this level of agility & resilience is essential to getting better operationally & efficiently addressing market demands beyond 2023.

If you too are looking to drive efficiency across your operations, customer interactions, products & solutions, then this blog is for you.

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Strategic Business Drivers with Practical Use Cases

Fortunately, the challenging part is over! You’ve built an enterprise, managed to survive the pandemic & are finally now back on your feet. Now is the time to level up. Does this necessarily mean you need to transform digitally?

Well, yes, your success in any industry depends on getting the four fundamental forces right – people, processes, data & technology. They facilitate transformation across digital channels, business models, customer experiences, and operations.

Based on our vast experience in executing DX initiatives, here are the key drivers of digital transformation:

Digital-First Customer Experience

Your customers actively use social media platforms, buy products from online stores, watch content on different devices, pay bills on mobile & more. They expect this convenience & speed across all the products, platforms & services they use. Enhancing the experience of your customers & employees continues to be a top priority for businesses. They directly impact your performance & profitability with the following:

Modernization of IT Infrastructure

Most companies are still using legacy architecture, relying on outdated applications and systems nearing the end of their service life. While they may be critical to crucial operations, they are bottlenecks for scalability, interoperability, and business growth. Modernization has become a core necessity now with the emergence of:

New-age Business Models

Creating new products and delivery channels that sync with digital trends is a strategic driver for business success. Leading examples of future-ready business models include:

The Need for Data-driven Decision Making

Data is the byproduct of all digital systems. It can potentially restructure marketing strategies, business operations, logistics, reporting, customer experiences & business outcomes. Digitally driven business leaders are using this data to make better decisions by:

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

More than a tech trend AI is the need of the hour. It is all set to take over every business function soon. Alexa & Siri have already become an integral part of our daily lives. Every industry, especially FinTech & Retail, relies heavily on AI to secure & speed up its data & workflows. Every sector is surging ahead in its digital transformation journey with the following:

  • AI-powered chatbots
  • Personalized medicines
  • Online advertising
  • Voice search optimization
  • Email marketing
  • Personalized UX

The advantages of these tools & technologies are undeniable. However, for a sustainable change strategy, you must incorporate the right combination of emerging technologies. It comprises processes, workflows, company culture & customer touchpoints.

Benefits of Digital Transformation Across Industries

Digital transformation is vital to the success of every modern business. But, if you still need some motivation before taking the plunge, then check out the benefits that it offers across business verticals:

Healthcare

  • Enhanced responsiveness with centralized access to patient data
  • Reduced infrastructure cost with digital tools for health support
  • Accurate analysis of health data and patterns for defining personalized treatment plans
  • Improved patient experience with easy access to telemedicine technologies

Retail

  • Automation of complex, time-consuming & error-prone tasks
  • Efficient supply chain management
  • Improved enterprise agility and customer buyer journey
  • Enhanced responsiveness to customer needs & market trends
  • Omnichannel shopping via digital channels
  • Improve customer focus with organized internal workflows
  • Identification of new value propositions with data intelligence

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FinTech

  • Acquisition of digital investors with online services
  • Reduced paperwork with robotic process automation
  • Customized offerings with the application of analytics to consumer data
  • Use of AI algorithms to upsell & cross-sell services
  • Adoption of blockchain technology for increased transparency & reduced risk

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Travel & Hospitality

  • 360-degree viewing experience with a virtual reality platform
  • Online bookings and personalized offers
  • Smart hotels enabled with emerging tech
  • AI-powered bots for customer support services
  • Real-time updates for customer acquisition & retention

Media & Entertainment

  • Use of AR & VR for an immersive viewing experience
  • Delivery of targeted content with programmatic advertising technology
  • Personalized marketing campaigns with real-time data & analytics
  • Scalable storage ideal for media & metadata
  • Improved CX with self-service platforms

Manufacturing

  • Reduced operational costs with the implementation of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Increased productivity with the use of automation software
  • Data-driven risk analysis & decision-making mechanism
  • Improved product quality with the implementation of real-time analytics
  • Improved CX with a simplified online ordering process

Edtech

  • The reduced administrative burden due to digitalization
  • Improved enrollment with a self-service portal
  • An immersive learning experience with user-friendly web & mobile apps
  • Learning is made possible anytime, anywhere with online classrooms
  • Use of technology to track progress & personalize learning

We can help you assess your technology needs and tailor a comprehensive, step-by-step approach. And if you wish to learn more about developing a robust digital transformation framework, then this article is your one-stop resource: How to Transform a Traditional Business to Digital Enterprise Successfully.

Rishabh Software’s DX Success Stories

These success stories are a few of Rishabh Software’s varied DX initiatives where we’ve helped our clients remain relevant & competitive using the right digital technologies;

  • Cloud: For an Australian EdTech company, we deployed a fully responsive cloud-based e-learning platform with seamless support across devices. The upgraded platform has digitized all processes – from administrative functions & communication to attendance monitoring & performance tracking. It resulted in a 2x increase in new registrations, reduced operational costs by 50%, and significantly improved student learning outcomes.
  • Real-Time Analytics: A UK-based global DOOH agency turned to us to develop an exchange platform. It integrates an RTB system that allows multiple media owners to bid on ad inventory in real-time. The solution uses a product adapter to fetch & process inventory listings, a trading engine to publish the exchange supply message & an auction stream to send bid requests to the demand-side platform with win/lose notifications. The solution ensured 100% utilization of available ad assets with its capability to process 30 million auctions in under 30 minutes.
  • IoT: A leading manufacturer of fluid control systems with building an IoT-based Web Solution. It was integrated with a BI-powered analytics system to generate real-time reports. The solution accurately measures the data related to fluid volume, flow, storage level & more. To ensure fast & accurate reporting, it enables automated validation, sorting & versioning of data. It resulted in a 75% reduction of the time spent on routine processes with 30% more cost savings & 40% rise in sales revenue.
  • AI & ML: A prominent UK-based medical service provider develops an ML-based healthcare monitoring system. The ML-based data models enable informed decision-making with accurate recording & real-time analysis of patient health data. This healthcare monitoring system improved the diagnosis rate by 63% with centralized health record management & patient intelligence.
  • Data management: A US-based hospitality giant collaborated with us to create a data warehouse. It acted as a centralized source of actionable insights for stakeholders. We built a Cloud Data Warehouse (DWH) Solution with intuitive dashboards and scalable data reporting capabilities. From analyzing their data, creating an operational data source & ETL routines to using power BI & deploying the warehouse on Azure, we provided end-to-end support. The outcome was a 50% increase in workflow efficiency with a 40% reduction in quality issues.
  • Product engineering: A Middle East-based media company connected with us to develop an anime OTT streaming platform. With our experience in developing VOD applications, we integrated the platform with features like video library management, watchlist, smart search & a secure payment gateway. The streaming app integrates real-time analytics, enables 100% customization & offers multi-platform access to Anime content. The client witnessed a 40% increase in subscription renewals.

Lead Your Business to a Digitally Progressive Lane

To conclude, digital transformation is not a sprint. It’s a long-term journey that leverages interconnected components. They help achieve the goals of – optimized operations, enhanced experiences, efficient teams & better decisions. And upgrading the business ecosystem involves the creation of a robust bridge between your people, processes, data, tasks, and technologies they use.
As experienced transformation consultants, we can help you realize the full potential of your business powered by enterprise-level tools & technologies. Regardless of your niche, project scope, maturity level, or business size, we can devise a sustainable tech adoption strategy that caters to your vision, customer needs & business goals.

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