with digital automation
It’s easy to fall behind your competition because your digital infrastructure is not up to speed or not in line with your business strategy. But it’s not your fault, it’s just that technology can be a handful.
Learn how to overcome digital challenges and take action with a team of specialists.
Digitally enhancing business processes is perhaps the best decision you can make in a world running wild with computers and automation. Knowing how to embrace this transformational concept is probably the most formidable challenge every entrepreneur faces. Commercial and Open-source software, e-commerce and business process automation are already reshaping the world as we know it. It is the time to open your mind and take your business to the next level. Your digital transformation journey begins here.
What Is Digital Transformation
Businesses worldwide have started looking at digital transformation as a solution to reduce costs whilst improving business processes.
In fact, according to Salesforce - one of the leaders of cloud automation solutions, digital transformation is
the process of using digital technologies to create new - or modifying existing - business processes, culture, and customer experiences to meet changing business and market requirements.
Whilst a close-enough definition, it may miss the mark on several points about what digital transformation is.
This failure comes from the angle used to explain what areas of business this process affects and the expected result of the transformation.
Society Gets Transformed First
An army of smart people has invented and developed the digital tools we use today for a simple yet powerful reason: to make it easier to communicate and execute tasks in our daily lives. But in the process, they changed how we communicate and do things. So, we ended up somewhere in the middle, changing ourselves and adapting technology to how we want to live. In other words, we underwent a digital transformation as a society. This change is a continuous process and affects the business world.
How To Do Digital Transformation
Digital Transformation is the process a business can go through for changing and adapting the business model and strategy to allow for the implementation of digital automation and communication tools throughout the organization to increase efficiencies in all areas.
We talk about business models and strategies because we talk about transformation, not the mere implementation of digital tools. No business can implement digital tools without slightly adjusting how it operates and changing how the human resources approach a business process. Thus, it is wiser to redesign the business by focusing on digitalization rather than just looking at implementing some automation tools or platforms. The process will result in changes to business processes anyway, but if the business is not ready for (sometimes) significant changes, the implementation will likely fail, either entirely or partially.
Discover The Digital World
Going digital also means understanding the possible associated transformations, from how we communicate with the market - customers, partners and suppliers - to processing the increasing amount of information we can collect using the new, global market.
Learning about new products and services we can provide sometimes means we reinvent the business, or at the very least, we expand it beyond what we initially thought was possible.
The digital world is a wonder; embracing it will change how we do business and live and your perspective on the world as a person and business entity.
Welcome to your journey to digital transformation!
Your Cloud Solutions
Cloud services have so many advantages one can barely keep up with the trends. They are suitable for any business, big or small. It’s just a matter of knowing what to choose for the purpose. You can opt for commercial solutions or deploy custom-built cloud solutions with security and performance in mind and correctly build your online digital infrastructure, solving your specific problems and needs for the proper budget.
Whether the budget is limited or not, hosting your digital infrastructure is a challenge - if you are a startup, a small business, or a large enterprise. Choosing your cloud hosting can be a significant challenge, both from a security as well as a performance point of view. We can help you make the right decision, run it and maintain it for you.
Private Virtual Servers
We offer Virtual Private Servers built for specific purposes based on your requirements and specifications. If you already have your own VPS instances, our specialists can help monitor, maintain and secure your environment, so you can pursue your business goals without worrying if things are taken care of.
Fully Managed, Cloud Infrastructure
You don't need to learn everything about the cloud services you use, busy as you are running your business. Leave it to the specialists to manage it for you from day one. Our DevOps team monitors, maintains and supports the infrastructure 24/7 and is prepared to help and assist with most technical issues. If something special is required, we can continuously tap into the large pool of specialists worldwide and get the help needed.
ON The Business
The greatest benefit from going digital is the amount of automation possible. Generating more revenue with less effort is what makes the difference and allows you to GROW by working smarter, not harder. You can redesign your business model for digital automation and we can make it easy for you.
What To Look For In DT
First and foremost, a business should focus on improvement, not on the idea of going digital. Not all business models and processes are suitable for digital automation in the same way, and one should not try to implement digital tools without proper consideration. The business may lose or alter its unique value proposition and competitive advantage in the process, leading to revenue loss.
Instead, the new business model, adapted to work supported by digital tools, should provide the direction for digital transformation. Using this approach will assist the business to find the appropriate automation, communication and implementation solutions and provide the path for a successful implementation.
Implementing incomplete or misplaced digital automation is a waste of effort and budget. Just listen to the market talk about failed implementation projects, and you get the idea that this is a big problem. But very few discussions on the topic mention that business transformation is not only about the implementation project but also about the preparation that precedes the decision to launch it.
Analyzing the core of the business idea (why the business exists in the first place), the marketplace, and the customer base's behaviour is where the process starts.
Defining the idea behind the business and remodelling the way it works, combined with changes in strategy and tactics, are the three key elements that must occur before beginning the process.
This way, the solutions involved become apparent or easier to determine, leading to a successful rebirth of the business in the digital space.
At ViBuNe, we have compiled a collection of tools to help you redesign your business, and it's an exciting exercise.
MANAGE Your Digital Transformation
We bring to you a brilliant community of technology experts, to build and run your infrastructure from the ground up. Our growing DevOps team use specific project management and support tools, that make them efficient and precise. The tools are already available for you and your new DevOps team.
DevOps can’t work without solid project management, it’s as simple as that. Our project management solution platform is readily available, with modern, easy-to-use communication tools so you can interact with the development and implementation teams.
Communication is key in any business environment. One of the best instant communication tools is ready for you. Integrated with the project management platform, with a high-end video conference built-in, it ensures highly efficient team work, regardless of time-zone.
The Platforms, The Tools And The People
The foundation of a successful implementation of any business system comes down to how projects are run and managed. Having the right tools and skilled people during a digital transformation process is fundamental for the business's success.
To be prepared to help our customers and partners, we ensured we went through our digital improvement and built our project management and communication platform. We used Open Source solutions that can be extended, customized and integrated to the point where they can provide us with the perfect working environment.
After testing and trialling (and even using) some of the well-known commercial project management solutions on the market, we decided to build our solution using Redmine - a community-based, popular Open-Source platform used by many companies worldwide.
Combined with a handful of improvements from various partners and some customizations of our own, we created a complete and flexible solution that our customers and partners can use to manage projects better.
Modern DevOps teams that bring together specialists from around the globe need to communicate efficiently. Many solutions have been developed in recent years, each with features and advantages.
We deployed and implemented yet another Open Source solution integrated with the project management platform. Our teams can collaborate, share, discuss, and have meetings despite time zone differences.
Mattermost, a software platform and solution developed by a strong community of programmers and a leading video conferencing solution (Jitsi) gives us the necessary communication tools when working on projects or support issues.
Analytics and Reporting
To complete the set of tools and enable a highly efficient work environment that avoids micromanagement and offers good visibility over the status of projects and other vital statistics, we opted to deploy and implement one of the best and most flexible BI solutions. JasperReports from TIBCO Jaspersoft is an Open source, Java-based solution known worldwide for its flexibility.
TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS INTO A DIGITAL POWERHOUSE
BEGIN THE JOURNEY NOW!
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Discover Your Business Possibilities
In an environment where like-minded entrepreneurs discuss business improvement and efficiencies
ViBuNe.net is a social platform built to help business entrepreneurs understand, implement, and use modern business design concepts together with digital technologies to develop and grow better businesses.
You can participate in discussions and learn about various subjects by reading articles, taking online courses, or working directly with business coaches and experts.
Getting help with your digital marketing, sales and customer service automation, website creation, branded apps, or cloud platforms are just some areas you can get help for within the ViBuNe.net community. There is no limit, only collaboration through imagination.
We designed ViBuNe.net to become the digital space where it can overcome the lack of information, learn new business skills and implement new concepts and models. We have created a virtual place for business improvement where you can enhance your business by joining other entrepreneurs, technology and business freelancers or agencies in accessing a community space for discussion, learning and improvement.
At its core, ViBuNe.net is a social network built to become a global community of open business discussions. It also has networks in a range of cloud platforms that can assist the community in executing collaborative strategies.
If you’d like to know how digital transformation can positively affect a business, read this case study – about a kitchen renovation entrepreneur who transformed and completely automated his business and became a software provider for the home renovation industry.
A big scare
Several years ago, our customer (let's call him Marc) struggled to get results from his monthly digital marketing budget. A brand new website was ready to be deployed when the agency hired to build it suddenly stopped answering emails and phones. Marc asked us to help re-gain access and control to the domain, website hosting platform, social media and advertising accounts.
In the process, we started discussing how we could help to improve the situation from a digital automation perspective.
Creating a Strategy
Once everything was under control, we began working with Marc on two significant projects: customising and adapting an Open Source ERP system for the complete automatisation of the business processes, and implementing a new digital marketing strategy, in line with the business model.
Marc provided the concept and requirements, and our team came up with the solutions, the strategy and the roadmap for implementation.
We launched the projects on our project management platform, assigned the tasks, and the work started within weeks.
It was not an easy ride, as we had to find multiple solutions that we could integrate to provide complete control and perfect matching between the business and the automation solutions.
Fast-forward two years later, the results are in, and they are impressive:
- The business is entirely automated, from lead management to project delivery
- The new website is getting increased traffic from multiple sources (organic, social, paid)
- The ERP system increased profitability by over 10%(!)
- Customer satisfaction skyrocketed
- Visibility of results and business analytics in all business areas has improved tremendously.
- Employees love the new systems as they can do more and work easier
Lastly, the owner has decided to commercialise the ERP solution and generate recurring revenue for his future retirement plans.
A perfect happy ending for a hard-worked digital transformation.