How to know the digital maturity of the company?

How to do a Technology Audit?

Digital maturity self-assessment is difficult to quantify without an assessment model and without competence in a wide variety of areas of expertise.

This assessment will be used in the development of a digital strategy adapted to the reality of the company.

The audit is the foundation for developing a digital strategy.

It sets the starting point, and then draws up the roadmap to follow.

Purpose of functional analysis

The objective of functional analysis is to optimize current tools, draw up the acquisition plan for future technologies and ensure their cohesion and integration, all this while taking into account the business model.

In 1999, Drucker commented on the internet boom, “it is not the access to information that is important. It is how organizations, business, and every horizon will change as a consequence that will matter.”

– Peter F. Drucker

How to measure technology integration in the company?

Technology Integration

A company’s digital technologies have often been acquired on the basis of specific needs, without considering their ability to integrate with the technologies already in place.

This consideration is, however, the key to achieving the highest levels of efficiency.

This sharing of digital information between departments or directorates or partner organizations is essential.
The integration of software and applications helps break down information silos and make it available to those who need it at their fingertips according to a keyword search.

Technology Integration for Automation

The integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) can be horizontal or vertical.

Horizontal integration refers to the integration of software solutions at different stages of manufacturing and planning.

The purpose of this integration is to deliver data according to the flow approach, in order to reduce the processing cycle from the receipt of the sales order to the delivery of the product or service.

Vertical integration is the integration of different equipment systems at different hierarchical levels (activators and sensors, controls, production management, piloting), in order to deliver a constant end-to-end solution.

Integration brings definite added value to the processing of commercial, technical and management information.

How is the business affected by the proliferation of technologies?

The proliferation of digital technologies in the company will make integration more and more complex, although the trend is to move towards universal communication standards.

The need for integration should be seen as the foundation for achieving organizational effectiveness.

The quality and extent of integration of the various digital technologies used will qualify the company for its growth according to the advancements of Industry 4.0.

What will your results be?

These different technologies (connectivity, Internet of Things, big data, etc.) allow information from your operations to be shared with software that processes the information and presents it in the form of performance indicators.

These indicators provide value-added information to the user as well as to the managers.

This information has direct consequences on operational performance and can even generate feedback on the process, increasing the level of intelligence of the company.

The greater velocity of information has accelerated the pace of everything in business.

– Peter F. Drucker

What is the digital maturity of my processes?

Technology audit

What is the knowledge and expertise that powers the business?

Business data is one of the most important pieces of information to manage in an organization.

This data is usually in the minds of employees and is shared as needed when training new resources.

This approach has had its day, because loyalty to the employer is no longer eternal.

Staff turnover means that with each departure, part of the knowledge of the company also leaves. There are several solutions to remedy this situation.

Product knowledge is one of the building blocks of an organization.

For example, how much does it cost to train a new estimator who will be able to price a project with enough precision not to jeopardize the profitability of the business?

In many such cases, the Product Configurator is a tool that could be used to manage most of the configuration or manufacturing rules of a product.