Assessing current state

Step one of the digital transformation cycle

Every journey to digitalisation is different, but the first step is always the same: businesses must know where they are starting from and what they want to do better.

Accurately assessing your current state and capabilities is integral to a successful digital transformation. Any inaccuracies at this stage can affect the results in the remainder of journey, resulting in digitalisation taking longer to action or the project simply not yielding the desired results.

The current state comprises your processes, equipment, level of digital technology adoption, leadership, staff skill set and available resources. There are several ways that industrial businesses can improve accuracy at this crucial stage, from field technology to methodology.