Agile Digital Strategies Begin with Agile Communication
In a recent article titled: 5 traits of digital leaders, management consulting firm West Monroe stated: Digital leaders have a clear vision that’s shared and understood across the entire organization. When done right, digital is baked into every part of the business, not a discrete line item in a plan. Every department and stakeholder of the vision should see the potential ROI (Return on Investment) of digital strategies and understand how they can come together to contribute to the process.
The Power BI Scheduler is probably the best tool that can help you develop agile digital strategies. It does this by ensuring that your digital capability set is up to date and is streamlined with both your business goals and the prevailing market conditions. You are probably wondering how it accomplishes this! Well, that’s what we’ll cover in this post. But before we delve into that, let’s first define what it is.
What Is a Power BI Scheduler?
It is an intuitive application that helps save time and money by enabling you to easily automate the filtering, dissemination, and delivery of Power BI dashboards, reports, and SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) – on the premises and in the cloud.
For work processes to run smoothly, team members need to know their unique role in the overall effort. The Power BI Report Scheduler (PBRS) helps towards this end in different ways.
For instance, through automating the filtering, distribution, and delivery of reports, team members can learn the value that they bring to the table. Depending on whether the assessments on the PBRS report are negative or positive, the team members can adjust how they perform their tasks to enhance their value to the organization.
Also, it helps team members assess the scope of the toolset they are provided with to perform a given task. As such, they can determine how suitable a given digital tool is in helping them accomplish their tasks efficiently. They can also determine whether or not their digital tools are up to date, and if not, they can take the necessary measures to have them updated.
In a nutshell, the Power BI Scheduler helps bring a unity of purpose into how team members perform their tasks. In doing so, it helps improve the overall organizational performance.
Take Your Digital Capabilities to the Next Level
More often than not, most digital transformations don’t bring forth the benefits that businesses expected. In fact, according to an Everest Group report, more than 70% of businesses fail to accrue any benefits from their digital transformation efforts. These stats look horrific. So, how can you take your business’s digital capabilities to the next level to ensure that you are among the 30% who benefit from digital transformation? Here is a discussion of ways you can take your digital capabilities to the next level.
Develop a Strategic Approach
The availability of excellent digital capabilities is crucial to the success of organizations that deal with large sets of data. How efficiently communication is shared across various departments is determined by how reliable and efficient your digital strategy is. The first step to enhancing your digital capabilities is developing a strategic approach.
If your organization has no strategy, its digital capabilities will be laggard. One of the downsides to this is that there will be poor communication between various departments in your organization, which will harm your business’s productivity.
However, developing an agile strategic approach and harnessing the benefits of the Power BI Scheduler (filtering, distribution, and delivery of data) can help enhance your digital capabilities. A result of which will be the promotion of better communication between verticals in your organization.
Performance Improvement Process
The performance improvement process is a plan taken by the management to improve the unsatisfactory aspects of the organization, such as digital capabilities. In the initial stages of this process, when a business has not yet developed KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), its digital capabilities will experience slow growth. However, as it gradually develops KPIs, so does its digital capabilities move to the next level. Here is a breakdown.
- Managed stage: At this stage, a business develops volume-based KPIs. As a result, their digital capabilities start to develop gradually.
- Defined stage: When a business adopts quality-based KPIs, the digital capabilities of a firm become more competent since it sources its digital assets based on their quality.
- Quantified stage: This is where a business develops KPIs based on the value they want to obtain. They work with digital assets from which they expect to gain the most.
- Optimized stage: Here, the firm has developed long-term KPIs and harnesses various features of Power BI to improve the efficiency of its digital assets.
Data and Infrastructure
How much data and infrastructure a business has determines how efficient its digital capabilities are. For instance, if it has no/limited customer database, it will probably experience slow growth in its digital capabilities. As it starts to develop a more structured approach by separating data, tools, and IT services, its data capabilities improve. A business can gradually continue to improve its data resources to the point where it can take a flexible approach to optimize its data. Here is a look at the three subsequent stages of how data and infrastructure impact your digital capabilities.
- By developing partially integrated data, you’ll improve your digital capability to a competent average capability.
- Adoption of fully integrated systems and 360-degree data sources elevates the efficiency of your digital assets to above sector-average capability.
- When you finally reach the point where you can develop a flexible approach to optimizing your resources, your digital capabilities will be at their utmost state. Keep in mind that it is vital that you embrace PBRS to enhance the efficiency with which various teams in your organization can share data and other resources.
Integrated Customer Communications
Communication is crucial not only between various teams in your organization but also with customers. How well you communicate with customers will determine whether or not you retain them. The best way of communicating with customers is through the use of digital assets. That said, you need to have the utmost digital capabilities to achieve that. Below is a breakdown of different stages of integrated customer communication and how they can help you have the best digital capabilities.
- Initial stage: At this stage, your customer communications are not integrated. As such, there is inefficient communication between you and your customers.
- Managed stage: Here, you use various digital assets to synchronize core push activities. The communication between you and your customers improves slightly.
- Defined stage: At this stage, you improve your digital capability by adopting the integrated inbound approach that attracts customers by creating valuable content and experiences that are tailored for them.
- Quantified stage: Here, your digital strategy involves using integrated, personalized, paid-owned earned media that helps you better communicate with your customers, especially given its customized nature.
- Optimization stage: At this stage, you adopt media optimized for ROI and to maximize CLV (Customer Lifetime Value).
Why Digital Capabilities Are Necessary
Technology has entered nearly all aspects of business operations, and because of its evolving nature, businesses must reflect upon various digital capabilities such as their strategic approach, data & infrastructure, integrated customer communications, and performance improvement processes to learn how they can be developed further so that they can help improve various business operations.