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digital transformation tools
Quixy Editorial Team
July 4, 2024
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Everyone in the business world is talking about Digital Transformation Tools, Digital Workplaces, and Business Continuity. But what is the connection between them? Is the hype worth it? Let’s explore.

The digital revolution is upon us, and businesses of all sizes are scrambling to adapt. But where do you even begin? Fear not, intrepid explorer! This blog is your one-stop guide to navigating the vast landscape of digital transformation tools. We’ll equip you with the knowledge to identify the essential tools for your specific needs, explore their functionalities, and ultimately chart a course towards a more streamlined, efficient, and customer-centric future for your business. So, grab your virtual backpack, buckle up, and get ready to discover the transformative power of technology!

A Markets and Markets report predicts the digital transformation market will surge at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.1%, reaching $1.275 trillion by 2026.

Key Digital Transformation Tools for Your Digital Workspace

In today’s dynamic business landscape, digital transformation is no longer optional – it’s essential for survival and growth. By embracing digital tools and strategies, businesses can streamline operations, enhance collaboration, and deliver exceptional customer experiences. Here’s a closer look at 10 key tools that can empower your digital transformation journey:

1. Meeting Software

Break Down Geographic Barriers and Foster Real-Time Collaboration

Gone are the days of expensive travel and inconvenient time zone juggling. Meeting software allows geographically dispersed teams to connect seamlessly, fostering real-time interaction and project progress. Features like screen sharing, collaborative whiteboards, and breakout rooms empower effective communication and brainstorming sessions, regardless of location.

2. Document Management System (DMS)

Tame the Paper Tiger and Unleash Information Accessibility

Struggling with overflowing file cabinets and version control chaos? A DMS centralizes and streamlines document storage, organization, and retrieval. Imagine a system where employees can easily locate the latest version of a document, ensuring everyone is working with the most up-to-date information. Robust search functionalities and permission controls further enhance information accessibility and control, leading to improved collaboration and reduced errors.

3. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Tools

Cultivate Deeper Customer Relationships with Data-Driven Insights

CRM tools transform customer interactions from scattered data points into a unified view. Businesses gain valuable insights into customer behavior and preferences by capturing interactions across various touchpoints – phone calls, emails, and social media. This data empowers businesses to personalize marketing campaigns, improve customer service experiences, and ultimately build stronger, more profitable customer relationships.

4. Customer Data Platform (CDP)

The Power of a Unified Customer View

A CDP takes customer data management a step further. It acts as a central hub, consolidating customer data from diverse sources like CRM systems, loyalty programs, and website analytics. This unified view provides a holistic understanding of your customers, enabling you to create targeted marketing strategies, personalize customer experiences across channels, and develop customer-centric products and services that truly resonate with your target audience.

Also read: Digital Transformation Demystified !!

5. Business Process Management (BPM) Software

Automate, Optimize and Conquer Operational Inefficiencies

Repetitive, manual tasks can bog down your team and hinder productivity. BPM software automates core business processes, streamlining workflows and freeing up valuable employee time for strategic initiatives. Additionally, BPM software allows for process optimization, identifying bottlenecks and opportunities for improvement. This translates to increased efficiency, reduced costs, and improved compliance with regulations, giving your business a significant competitive edge.

6. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software

Gain a Holistic View and Make Data-Driven Decisions

Imagine a centralized system that integrates all your critical business functions – accounting, manufacturing, supply chain management, human resources, and CRM. This is the power of ERP software. It provides a comprehensive view of your entire operation, enabling you to make informed decisions based on real-time data. Improved inventory management, optimized production schedules, and streamlined financial reporting are just a few of the benefits that ERP software can deliver.

7. Marketing Automation Software

Streamline Repetitive Tasks and Fuel Marketing Efficiency

Marketing teams are often bogged down by repetitive tasks like email campaigns, social media scheduling, and website traffic analysis. Marketing automation software takes the reins, streamlining these tasks and freeing up valuable time for strategic marketing initiatives. Imagine automatically sending personalized email campaigns based on customer behavior or scheduling social media posts across multiple platforms with a few clicks. Marketing automation empowers businesses to execute more focused and efficient marketing efforts, maximizing return on investment.

8. Content Management System (CMS)

Empower Teams to Create Engaging Content Without Coding Hassles

A user-friendly CMS empowers even non-technical teams to effortlessly create, manage, and publish website content. This translates to a more dynamic and up-to-date online presence, crucial for attracting and engaging customers in today’s digital world. Drag-and-drop functionalities and intuitive interfaces make content creation a breeze, while built-in SEO features can help your website rank higher in search engine results, driving organic traffic.

9. Data Analytics Tools

Uncover Hidden Gems in Your Data and Make Data-Driven Decisions

Data is the new gold, but only if you can unlock its potential. Data analytics tools empower businesses to collect, analyze, and visualize data from various sources, including customer interactions, website traffic, and sales figures. By uncovering hidden trends and patterns, businesses can make data-driven decisions that optimize marketing campaigns, improve product development, and identify new growth opportunities.

10. Collaboration Tools

Foster a Culture of Teamwork and Knowledge Sharing

In today’s collaborative work environment, fostering a culture of teamwork and knowledge sharing is essential. Collaboration tools provide a central platform for communication, file sharing, and project management. Features like instant messaging, video conferencing, and task management streamline team communication and ensure everyone is on the same page. Also, knowledge-sharing functionalities like shared documents and wikis empower teams to learn from each other and continuously improve.

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Another key aspect that rules digital transformation is Keeping your team involved, which is crucial for a successful digital transformation. Transparency is key. Share the company’s digital vision and goals with your team, and explain how each role contributes to the bigger picture. Encourage open communication and feedback. Regularly solicit team input on new tools and processes and address any concerns they may have. Celebrate milestones together to maintain momentum and acknowledge everyone’s hard work. You can keep your team engaged and excited about the digital transformation journey by fostering a sense of ownership and purpose.

How Quixy Can Help You Keep Your Team Involved

Here’s where Quixy, with its Rapid app development capabilities and effortless management, can be a game-changer. Quixy’s no-code, low-code platform empowers teams to participate in digital transformation by streamlining process creation and automation. With Rapid Application Development, both technical and non-technical employees can easily build and deploy custom applications, workflows, and automations without needing extensive coding knowledge.

Quixy’s user-friendly administration tools allow your team to manage and make changes to roles and user permissions as your needs evolve. This ensures everyone has the right access to complete their tasks efficiently, fostering agility and a culture of continuous improvement.

This fosters a collaborative environment where everyone can contribute their ideas and expertise, accelerating the digital transformation process. Quixy’s intuitive interface and drag-and-drop functionalities make it easy for teams to adapt to new processes, ensuring a smooth transition and maintaining team buy-in throughout the journey.

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Key Aspects of Digital Workplace Setup

1. Streamlined process management

Over the past few months, business users in different departments at Quixy Co., i.e., HR, Finance, General Administration, Purchase, IT, Quality, PMO, Sales & Marketing, etc., have automated all their processes on the centralized web-based Quixy platform. Quixy has helped automate these repetitive processes using customizable forms, workflows, and business rules.

Most of these automated processes are now coming in handy since no paperwork or physical engagement is required for any day-to-day business operations.

The platform is being used to initiate any process and track work between people, streamlining all business operations. Users can view the status of all processes initiated by them, while process owners can review the status of all their processes in real time.

List of some of the processes that have been automated on the platform are listed below:

ApplicationsPurpose
Company Wide 
Project ManagementCreate projects, assign team members, track progress, attach related files, and access time spent info from the Time sheets app
Task ManagementManage Task related to the project and track their progress
Meeting MinutesTrack minutes and action items from meetings
Document LibraryManage documents related to various functions and make them available to relevant stakeholders in one single place
Time sheetTrack time spent on various activities
Company DirectoryMaintain company directory in single place for quick access for everyone
Personal To-DoCreate and track personal To-Do tasks to completion.
Indent ManagementRaise and process indent requests
HR 
Employee OnboardingManage all tasks and checklist to ensure smooth on-boarding of new associates
TrainingManage organization-wide training including attendance and feedback from these sessions
HRMS and PayrollManage processes related to HR and Payroll including Leave Application, Payroll processing, etc.
Performance ManagementManage Quarterly and annual reviews for all associates
Candidate Application TrackingEnd to end application tracking system for applications against open job positions
Employee SeparationManage tasks related to employee separation including all clearance formalities and issuing relieving certificate
General Administration  
Travel RequestManage the overall process from start to finish of the business trip including travel request by the employee and all the arrangements by the admin department
Trip ReportSubmit business trip reports including decisions and open actions to follow up
ExpenseManagement Manage itemized expense reports along with attachments
Visitor LogRecord all visitor movement ensuring only approved visitors are allowed
Quality 
Policy and Procedure LibraryMaintain the full list along with attachments for easy reference for all employees
Internal Company SurveyConduct and report results for an internal company survey
Audit ManagementPlan, execute and report on various quality audits
IT 
IT Help deskProcessing tickets and inquiries from users of in-house IT equipment and networks.
Inventory ManagementManage inventory related to IT
Incident ManagementReport and manage IT-related incidents
Marketing and Sales 
Product and Services DatabaseManage Product and Services Database
Prospects and Customer DatabaseManage Prospects and Customer Database
Sales and Leads DatabaseManage Sales and Leads Database
Social Media Content CalendarCreate and maintain Social Media Content Calendar
Event ReportMaintain event reports including learning and action items from the events
QuotationsCreate and track quotations
Customer Service 
Support FAQCreate and manage FAQ to respond to customer inquiries more efficiently
Customer Satisfaction SurveyManage Customer Satisfaction Survey
Support DeskManage trouble tickets from customers
Product SurveyManage product survey

Also read: Business process management – The what, why, and how

2. Real-time project management

Teams use the Project Management and Task Management related apps created on the Quixy platform to plan, control, execute, and align project activities and tasks to meet project objectives. Projects are being managed with neatly organized dashboards for real-time actionable insights.

Team members can view and update assigned tasks and enter timesheets against each task. Project Managers can view the status of all tasks. Further, real-time reports help Managers foresee and address bottlenecks on a single screen without having to ask IT teams to create it for them. Teams that were hitherto using other products like Jira, Asana, Monday, etc., have either transitioned their processes to the Quixy platform or are in the process of doing so.

Dashboard snapshot in Quixy

3. Effective collaboration

When working remotely, collaboration and communication between the team members is the most important factor to ensure smooth operations. Quixy enables various users to collaborate effectively in their business processes through the power of automated workflows on a system designed for less noise and more work.

Daily stand-up meetings and brainstorming sessions are enabled through Microsoft Teams video calls. Teams are also being used for one-on-one or team-level discussions through various channels that have been created on the Teams platform by each department.
All customer and vendor calls are being done through Zoom, which also offers the advantage of saving recordings of the calls for later reference.

Chat Snapshot in Mocrosoft Teams

Policies have also been put in place to have everyone join at least 1-2 video-enabled calls during the day so that all participants see each other. Team-level chit-chat channels have been created to enable casual out-of-office discussions between team members during the day.

4. Smooth workflow management

Workflow Builder in Quixy

User-defined workflows in Quixy are bringing together people, processes, and data to track, manage, and solve all types of cases, from helpdesk tickets to employee onboarding, leave applications, and bug tracking.

5. Complete mobility

The lightweight web-enabled interface and all the tools’ Android and iOS apps allow users to work from anywhere, across any device, and continue to be productive.

Quixy mobile app snapshot. Mobile app developed as part of digital transformation helps employees work on the go to maintain Business Continuty.

Quixy digital transformation - mobile app snapshot

Summary

The Digital Workplace setup powered by the web-enabled digital transformation tools discussed in this blog has helped us respond to the unprecedented situation created by COVID-19 without any impact on our day-to-day operations. All our associates are being able to collaborate from wherever they are and work efficiently towards meeting their project objectives without the need for any physical interactions or feeling disconnected while working remotely.

A sneak peek into how a day looks for us at Quixy during the lock-down

If you have any queries regarding the digital transformation tools or processes discussed in this blog or if you need help setting up a Digital Workplace in your organization, feel free to write to us, and we will be glad to share our experiences with you. This is the least we can do to help our community in these testing times.

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We are in this together !!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What are digital transformation tools?

Tools for digital transformation are software applications and platforms that facilitate adopting and implementing digital technologies to drive organizational change and innovation. These tools encompass a wide range of technologies, such as cloud computing, data analytics, artificial intelligence, automation, and collaboration tools to create a digital-first organizational environment.

Q. What are digital transformation strategy tools?

Digital transformation strategy tools are resources that assist organizations in formulating and executing their digital transformation strategies. These tools provide frameworks, methodologies, and templates to help organizations assess their current state, define their digital vision, set strategic goals, and create actionable plans for digital transformation.

Q. What are the top digital transformation tools?

Some of the top digital transformation tools include cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, data analytics tools like Tableau and Power BI, collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams and Slack, and no-code development platforms like Quixy. These tools enable organizations to streamline operations, enhance data-driven decision-making, foster collaboration, and empower business users to build digital solutions without extensive coding.

Q. What are digital transformation tools and techniques?

Digital transformation tools and techniques encompass a wide range of technologies and methodologies aimed at driving organizational change. These include cloud computing, data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, agile methodologies, DevOps practices, user-centric design, and no-code development. These tools and techniques enable organizations to modernize processes, improve efficiency, enhance customer experiences, and stay competitive in the digital age.

Q. Which are the top online digital transformation tools?

Some of the top online digital transformation tools include collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams and Google Workspace, data analytics tools like Google Analytics, and no-code development platforms like Quixy. These tools allow organizations to digitize workflows, analyze data, collaborate effectively, and accelerate digital transformation initiatives in an online environment.

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