Tag: Digital platforms

Key To Designing An Effective Digital Platform | Blog

Companies undertaking digital transformation seek to improve customer, employee and partner experiences. They build digital platforms to deliver the desired experience. My observation from working with many companies undergoing this endeavor is they often overlook the key factor necessary building an effective digital platform.

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Substantial Change as HR Becomes Data Driven and Employee-Oriented | Blog

The need to change is coming to the HR world, and it’s happening quickly. It will necessitate substantial changes in the HR mind-set, the way HR groups are organized, the supporting technology and the amount of resources invested in HR. What is driving this incredibly changing universe of HR? And what does it mean for the future of enterprise HR and for third-party HR service providers?

Rapidly changing workforce demographics, coupled with imminent talent deficits, has shifted the HR spotlight to the employee experience rather than an enterprise-facing experience. Thus, it’s now necessary for companies to take a direct-to-consumer approach (the “consumer” being an existing or potential employee).

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SIG Midwestern Regional Event — March 6 | Event

Research VP Shirley Hung will be a key speaker at the Midwestern Regional SIGnature Event held on March 6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Shirley will discuss the latest research and data from Everest Group on how to buy digital for your enterprise.

About the session

Digital is changing the services market place – and procurement and sourcing teams need to understand the many implications. With their potential to improve both customers’ and employees’ experiences, digital platforms are quickly becoming today’s value driver for outsourcing.

In addition to to shifting the value proposition, these new platforms are also changing the vendor landscape. Behind the buzz around AI, analytic platforms, customer interactions, and RPA is the big question: How do you buy it? In parts and components? Layers and bundles? Whole box?

In this session, Shirley will discuss how to:

    • Understand how the new digital approaches are changing the way enterprises are consuming BPO services and providers are delivering them
    • Learn how others are buying their digital “platform of platforms” to create new value propositions, including improved process efficiency, user experiences, and business outcomes
    • Acquire insight on the changing vendor landscape informed by our latest research on vendors and market offerings

    When

    March 6, 2019 (1:30 – 2:15 pm)

    Where

    Minneapolis Central Library
    300 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN, 55401

    Speaker

    Shirley Hung, Vice President, Research, Everest Group

    Learn more about the event

Important Lesson For Companies Undertaking Digital Transformation | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

By its nature, digital transformation is difficult as it’s fraught with the complexities and magnitude of change. The reason so many digital journeys don’t succeed is because the company fails to implement the operating model necessary to make the digital platform work. By operating model, I mean organizational changes, policy and process changes, talent model changes and the go-to-market changes.

Why do companies often fail to implement the operating model that’s necessary for the digital platform they build? Simply stated, they take a fractured approach to the digital journey. Although the executives say the operating model is changing, they don’t build a common vision that allows it to happen.

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Related: Learn more about our digital transformation analyses

Advice for buying or building a digital platform | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

As digital technologies mature and become applicable, they present a tremendous opportunity for companies to rethink and rearchitect their business to create better client experience, better quality results and lower costs. These opportunities are broad and extensive. At the core of all digital transformations is the assembling and perfection of a digital platform. But companies need to better understand what’s involved in digital platform. Whether the objective for the platform is as grandiose as transforming an industry or as mundane as improving a mailroom service, many companies make a big mistake when looking to build or buy a digital platform.

Let’s consider two examples of digital platforms aimed at transforming the companies’ operations and costs. A construction company built a digital platform to improve productivity and safety of several hundreds of subcontractors. The firm used geofencing technologies and implemented RFID technology and sensors into the workers’ helmets. The technology alerts supervisors if workers enter a zone they are not authorized to enter.

In another initiative, the company built a platform to improve utilization of its materials and equipment moved to different locations and even different countries. The objectives are to increase efficiencies and better monitor the life cycle of these items. RFID technology and sensors placed on the equipment and materials is, again, a key technology in the platform.

Read more in my CIO blog: https://www.cio.com/article/3293037/digital-transformation/advice-for-buying-or-building-a-digital-platform.html

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