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Accelerate Board Approval for Digital Transformation Budget

Tough sell. Business leaders struggle to convince boards about digital transformation. The crux? Building a rock-solid case with clear evidence and a mapped-out plan.

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The problem

Boards are right to be wary of approving budgets for digital initiatives - as too often, they fail to deliver to expectations. And yet, every good CEO knows that we’re in the digital age and getting tech right is crucial for remaining relevant. Entering the age of AI has intensified it even more. 

To bring the board onboard your digital roadmap must credibly answer the following, with objective evidence:

  • Are the proposed technologies based on facts, not vendor agendas and internal biases?
  • Does each proposed initiative have a measurable ROI?
  • Is there a real urgency to implement them? Why?

The solution

Implementing a successful digital transformation strategy requires a meticulous approach, one that resonates with both the innovative vision of CEOs and the prudent oversight of boards. 

Digital Diagnostics with DiGence® offers a comprehensive solution, equipping business leaders with the tools to present a compelling, data-driven case for digital evolution. 

With Digital Diagnostics you will get the following benefits:

 

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1. Objective Technology Assessment

DiGence® delivers an unbiased, objective analysis of your digital landscape, cutting through subjective opinions and vendor biases. It precisely identifies where technology can truly enhance your business, ensuring tech choices are driven by your specific needs rather than market trends or internal preferences.

2. Clear ROI Demonstration

DiGence® Digital Diagnostics streamlines board approval by clearly quantifying the ROI of digital initiatives, providing concise analyses of how each technology investment aligns with tangible business outcomes, financial or otherwise.

3. Tailored Transformation Roadmap

This solution goes beyond mere analysis. It delivers a tailored roadmap for your digital journey that acts as a guide, ensuring that initiatives are implemented coherently and in sync with your business's pace and capacity for change.

4. Urgency and Relevance Justification

In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, timing is crucial. DiGence® helps determine the urgency of each initiative with data-backed rationale for their relevance in keeping the business competitive and future-ready. This aspect of the service is particularly compelling for boards, as it illustrates the risks of inaction in a fast-paced digital economy.

 

What will you get?

Geeks' Digital Diagnostics service empowers you to navigate the complexities of digital transformation with confidence. It provides clarity and direction for your business to modernise by answering pivotal questions:

  • Which existing systems have we outgrown?
  • How much of our processes should/can be automated?
  • How much of our processes should/can be eliminated?
  • What customer pain points can be solved with automation or AI?
  • Where does our business leak value due to inefficiencies?
  • Which systems or processes are blocking our growth trajectory?
  • How technology can elevate our employee experience?
  • How can automation and AI increase our productivity?
  • What are the key digital transformations to enhance our brand positioning?
Geeks' Digital Diagnostics service

What you will get out of this service:

List of problems and opportunities

List of problems and opportunities

Ability to drill down see the data behind every insight

Ability to drill down see the data behind every insight

Growth scenario stimulation and the impact of tech on it

Growth scenario stimulation and the impact of tech on it

Current technology map, gaps and overlaps

Current technology map, gaps and overlaps

List of recommendations with clear ROI

List of recommendations with clear ROI

12-month roadmap with priorities and dependencies

12-month roadmap with priorities and dependencies

Case Studies & Testimonials

LWC

"Working with Geeks we have been able to identify where our strengths and weaknesses are, and prioritise."

 

MORR&CO

"DiGence® really was exactly what we were looking for, we got a report that created the confidence the business needed going forward."

 

Niche Care

The recommendations made by Geeks freed up the time of all Niche Care departments, allowing to focus on what they do best.

 

Read more

If you want to read more examples of our work (and hear the good things our clients have to say!) head over to our case studies page here.

 

How does it work?

The scope of your Digital Diagnostics is flexible: 

  • Holistic Approach: Diagnose your entire business operations, to identify your best transformation opportunities across the whole business for maximum impact. 
  • Modular Approach: Diagnose specific business functions for departmental transformation and impact. 

Your Digital Diagnostics is delivered based on the following process:

How Digital Diagnostics works?

1. Business processes and systems mapping

We create a snapshot of the As-Is of the defined scope of your business and how it operates by interviewing your key employees from each department and function.

2. Data Collection: Measuring what matters

The data we collect is used to draw the insights and are available for you to drill down into and see where the insights are coming from. This will be the source of confidence for everyone in your business and will bring alignment into your team. The types of data you can drill down into are:

objective performance

Objective Performance

Assess your business performance based upon 6 key objectives.

company time

Company Time

See where time is being spent on administrative tasks that could be automated with the use of technology.

systems map

Systems Map

A visualisation of how your systems integrate with each other and how they are used across the business.

customer touch point

Customer Touch Points

Review your client experience & where touch points can be improved, streamlined, with a technological approach.

qualitative insights

Qualitative Insights

See what pain-points, risks & improvements are suggested through a series of interviews with your stakeholders.

quantitative insights

Quantitative Insights

Deep-dive into the numbers behind your processes: Hours spent on processes, training, enforcement mechanisms.etc.

financials

Financials

Assess your ROI on all of your technologies; are they fit for purpose? Are you overspending?

3. Insights: List of problems and opportunities

We then use DiGence Studio and the AI engine behind it to draw insights from your data. The insights will be from the following categories.

lenghthy manual processes

Lengthy manual processes

List of manual processes that takes a lot of time from the team

Undesirable employee experiences

Undesirable employee experiences

List of systems that have a poor UX as a whole or as part of a process or not fit for your business

disconnected systems

Disconnected systems

List of systems that result in manual data transfer

High risk of errors

High risk of errors

Processes that have the highest risk of errors & not easily spotted, resulting in reputational damage

least scalable processes

Least scalable processes

Processes that would hinder scaling the business

Costly manual processes

Costly manual processes

Manual processes that are done by most expensive employees

processes prone to inconsistency

Processes prone to inconsistency

Due to lack of documentation or systemisation 

Undesirable customer experiences

Undesirable customer experiences

Touchpoints that are painful for the customers

4. Recommendations: Transformations that take you to the next level

DiGence AI engine will recommend a list of transformations that have the biggest ROI and will take your business to the next level. They will be from the following categories:

System integration

Systems integration

Connect existing systems to reduce manual data entry, errors, inconsistencies and processing time

COTS Adoption

COTS Adoption

Identify and implement a fit-for-purpose commercial off-the-shelf system (e.g. CRM, ERP, Micro SaaS ...)

COTS Leverage

COTS Leverage

Change business process to utilise more of an existing system’s available features

Bespoke Development

Bespoke Development

Design and build a custom systems or apps to support your unique requirements

AI Augmentation

AI Augmentation

Enhance the capabilities of existing systems with AI through backend or frontend integrations

Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation

Automate routine tasks with RPA (e.g. browser extensions)

Business Analytics

Business Analytics

Create dashboards, notifications and predictive analytics from the existing business data

R&D

R&D

Build a prototype using emerging technologies to assess feasibility of innovative ideas

Time and investment calculator

Here you can get an estimate of the time and investment needed for your Digital Diagnostics project, please modify the department functions you would like to include in this scope and how many total interviewees you think would be valuable knowledge holders to interview.

Industry

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Functions

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Organisation Complexity

The organisational complexity based on operational requirements and the headcount of employees.

Number of Interviewees

An estimate of employees to be interviewed to capture the processes actioned within each function.

Digital Maturity

The current status of your digital innovation and implementation.

Instant Estimation

These are estimations of the required work and investment based on your description of you organisation.

Businesses Processes: 0 An estimated total number of business processes across the selected business functions at your business.

Processes Steps: 0 Approximate number of individual steps across the above processes. These are items of work or activity carried out by your employees, customers or other stakeholders.

Data Points: 0 Per process step, during the interviews, we will capture 14 key data points. They cover an essential set of quantitative and qualitative characteristics, covering everything that matters, from time taken to complexity of decision making, tools and processes involved, etc. These data points are the fuel to the analytical engine of DiGence.

Interview Time: 0 hrs An estimation of the total time our analysts will spend with representatives across your business, in order to model your business processes and capture the above data points into DiGence.

Interview Sessions: 0 This is assuming 2-hour interview sessions to capture all the required insights about your processes.

Analysis: Included The total cost indicated below is inclusive of the interview times as well as the analysis of the data we will perform following the data collection phase in order to generate the reports, insights and analytics.

Presentation: Included Following the analysis, in addition to providing you with the reports and outcomes of the process, we will present the key findings to your stakeholders and train them on how to interpret and use the insights for business process improvements and data-driven decision making.

Total Investment: £0 This is an indicative figure based on some crude assumptions. We can work out a more accurate cost following your free scoping session. See below for more information.

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Return on Investment

The return on investment Digital Diagnostics with DiGence® is substantial with identifying and implementing the most effective digital initiatives.

  • Efficiency & Productivity
    Streamlined processes and elevated workforce with automation and AI
  • Competitive Edge
    Enhanced strategies for stronger market positioning and differentiation
  • Informed decisions
    Better strategic and operational management decisions backed by data
  • Investment Alignment
    Optimal digital strategies to minimise risks and wasteful initiatives
  • Customer Satisfaction
    Improved processes and efficiencies to enhance customer experience 

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Choose your next step

Free scoping session

If you’re ready to dive in, book a free scoping session to finalise the scope, time and cost.

 

Free consultation 

Have more questions? Book a quick consultation with our team to find out more.

 

Learn more

If you’d like to find out more about Geeks, tune in to our podcast, The Innovation Room.

About Geeks

Geeks is a software technology company in London. We believe in the transformative power of technology to redefine business landscapes. As a beacon of innovation in the AI age, Geeks stands as the total tech ally for changemakers and visionaries with a deep commitment to Digital Evolution, we empower business leaders to navigate the complexities of the digital world.

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