Trying to carry out a successful digital transformation without looking at the IT infrastructure would be like trying to build a house without the structural foundation. For most businesses, the IT infrastructure is complex and tend to grow organically as the business grows. Often, the infrastructure systems are not updated nor change, but simply built upon layer upon layer until the weight of entire ecosystem causes all systems to operate at a snail’s pace or worse, grind to a halt. At Invicta, we take pride in being able to help our clients from the ground up and revamp their infrastructure and progress with digital transformation.
It takes several processes to run a business; quite often, businesses tend to acquire a new system to cope with a process instead of optimising current systems. Understandably so, thinking of ways to optimise an existing system is sometimes much harder than just chucking one out and implementing a new application. Here’s where the issue lies, as a new application is purchased, the integration between the old and the new may not have been thought of and businesses end up with many systems implemented that still doesn’t fulfil all the requirements. At Invicta, we will help you look at your current systems and our focus is not simply to wash it all down the drain. Instead, we want to help you enhance your current usage of your systems and only add or replace them when you are adequately prepared.
If we looked at a process map of most businesses in its entirety, end-to-end, we can imagine that it looks a little like a spaghetti junction with its intersections and crossovers. From customer acquisition, quote to cash, procurement to cash, logistics, inventory management and many others, it is no wonder that businesses do not have a clear grasp on what is happening between departments or even within one department. Business processes are planned and executed by people, not systems. Simply implementing a new system is not the answer, you need to rethink your processes. A process needs a clear objective and it needs to be the most effective and efficient way to get to the desired outcome. At Invicta, we can help you look at your current processes and together with your expert view of your own business, revamp your business process so it works for YOU.
The ability to collect so much data in a typical business is a double edged sword. On one end, with historical data it can help a company forecast and plan for eventualities. On the other hand, businesses also experience being overwhelmed by the sheer volume of data received and faced with the question of what to do with it all. This is where business intelligence comes in. Business intelligence is the effective use of data to help businesses make decisions. Decision making by experienced individuals is no longer an option that businesses can rely on to gain a competitive advantage. Business intelligence is not simply a collection of data to refer to, when utilised effectively, it should help businesses provide an accurate forecast, have a clear sight on what is happening and therefore providing a real shot at maintaining a healthy balance between profit and loss. At Invicta, we can help you look at your current data metrics, compare that with the data that your business should be measuring. In essence, we help you make your business data make sense so it is a source of intelligence, not just data.