Digitalization – the median between digitization and digital transformation
Who wants to know the mystery behind digitalization?
Digitalization, with its latest trends, is an indispensable part of our lives. And our existence is unfolding now in a material and digital world.
All our actions and interactions intertwine with the digital system, at every step. Whether we refer to our houses, where we use smart devices, or work with enterprise software, we are in the middle of an invisible flow of data, spreading around us, wireless, at incredible speed.
Software development companies invest immense amounts of resources into this process that will transform society and take it to another level. But how exactly does digitalization bring changes?
What is digitalization?
The definition of digitalization is too large to compress in only one sentence. However, we can attribute to it the quality of making our work easier. In essence, digitalization is the process of creating software for specific actions. It can be widely applied, on many business lines, from the simplest to the most complex operations.
Still, before digitalization, we must take digitization into account.
So, how does digitalization differ from digitization and digital transformation?
According to the Gartner Glossary, digitalization is „the use of digital technologies to change a business model and provide new revenue and value-producing opportunities.” This definition could be widely debated, but concretely we can point out the advantages of digitization as the following:
- Work efficiency
- Cost reduction
- Increase productivity and, consequently, business growth
- Facilitate innovation
- More control over the activity and better decision making
- Reduce and even eliminate involuntary human errors.
Digitalization – the second step towards digital transformation
As we said before, digitization is the preliminary operation of digitalization. This concept signifies the conversion of data from an analog format to digital format. The most basic example is scanning documents or images and converting them to digital format.
Once the information is accessible in a digital form, it is easy to digitalize business operations. This process involves more technical equipment, as it uses more complex computers and software systems. After converting the data, digitalization is responsible for information processing.
Gradually, we can reach the digital transformation. This transformation changes everything, from actions and jobs, to culture and thinking. Reaching that goal means moving everything to the digital world.
The full digital business
We have to realize that market demands are constantly growing, and people’s potential can become insufficient. Though, the yield of the technology is still undetermined. Nevertheless, it’s the people which give power to technology.
Starting from these premises, digitalization is an essential process in business evolution. But only if we take all the steps along the way, we can benefit from the full capacity of a digital system.
Consequently, beyond conversion and automation, companies need a digital strategy and mindset.
The main focus of AROBS’s activity is to provide digital solutions to its customers. Hence, we want to improve both the business environment and the daily life of the community. Over the 22 years of existence, the company has developed many solutions for various sectors:
- GPS monitoring (TrackGPS, SASFleet, Fleet4Share)
- public parking management (Smart Parking, EasyParking)
- payroll management (dp-Payroll)
- asset inventory (SMIS)
The future of businesses and society lies in digitalization. Every step forward is essential. Thus, we use our vast expertise and professional IT teams to give the best digital solutions for any business.