4 Steps to Planning a Successful Digital Transformation

Digitization and Transformation

Mary Elliott

Aug 5, 2019

Now more than ever, digital transformation is changing banking. Preparing for the future is key to business survival in the competitive, digital-first landscape faced by most financial institutions. Is your financial institution on the path to a successful digital transformation?  Don’t get behind forward-thinking competitors - pinpoint current processes that are not working, and develop a plan to implement a successful digital banking solution.

That being said, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Take the first step to understanding why a holistic digital transformation is right for your financial institution by following these guidelines:

  1. View digital transformation as a strategic investment: it’s about the long-term growth and value, not just the short-term ROI. Benefits provided by a digital banking solution include customer satisfaction, group productivity, and group revenues.
  2. Analyze your risk for disruption: first and foremost, it’s important to start a conversation with your team to identify any major threats at play. Moving forward, work to eliminate current risk factors with three main strategies: identify, discuss, and adopt an updated digitized solution.
  3. Examine your organization’s existing inefficiencies: there are a variety of things to consider when approaching a new banking solution aimed at eliminating problem areas. Whether your organization needs improved customer experience or less friction between physical and digital channels, digital transformation can be the ultimate fix.
  4. Continually measure and optimize KPIs: after the digital transformation initiative is complete, it’s crucial for banks to measure KPIs in order to show steady improvement along the way. By tracking quantifiable results, quick changes can be made to get things back in order if something is not performing as expected.

With a digital omni-channel solution, everybody wins. Customers feel valued, and profitability and market share rise. Start considering new ways to approach the banking industry’s evolving platform, and reap the benefits of a successful digital transformation.

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Mary Elliott

As a featured SmartPayments contributor and marketing intern at Bottomline Technologies, Mary Elliott brings a unique perspective with her diverse background in the technology, marketing, and non-profit industries. She is simultaneously pursuing a BS in advertising with a minor in technical writing at Kent State University.
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