One of the major failures of most business’s today is when to identify something as a business data issue. Case in point most managers will jump to trying to justify end processes before they have a good or even basic understanding of how their businesses data is performing. This is a common issue so don’t feel bad about it.
Legislative changes often force industry changes which some parties don’t think it warranted. This often leads to processes and systems designed to meet the bare minimum requirements instead of ones which look to use and leverage changes as an opportunity to add value to their products and services. No valuable customer wants to work with a supplier who cuts corners, most of all around health and safety.
Business DMS is currently working with a number of businesses around New Zealand to help them adapt to the Health and Safety Act (2015) which many companies have been caught on the wrong side of; particularly around the handling of hazardous substances. Most of their current systems and processes are failing to make the grade and they were facing harsh penalties and damage to their reputation. But as a partner Business DMS had been able to step in a show them a way forward where they can turn a cumbersome legal burden into a value-added asset for their staff and customers.
The key is defining value within the data and implementing it at every stage of the process to leverage engagement and benefit across the whole organisation. Each business is unique and special; with implementation and culture change every bit as important in the process as the software systems and functionality aspects.
Data is central to unlocking the potential of business in 2019. Many companies are jumping on board and securing their future in the digital economy. Change is happening quickly, but with partners in the space like Business DMS we can make strides forward together.
To learn more about how we are helping in the H&S industry or to talk around how we can help your business specifically, reach out to us below.
At Business DMS we have been working over the last month to overhaul our businesses data-centric audit. For our clients (especially new ones) this is a key product we use to establish a baseline for their business. In our last post we talked about the R-AAA model, this is the first “A” – Audit. If you missed it see here.
It is so vital for any business to know where they stand, what strengths their past efforts have yielded and where there are still room for improvement.
Some businesses try to do this in-house, some use financial or commercial analysts but a growing number of organisations committed to being competitive are starting to focus on data-centric audits. This is the key for businesses because every business problem has a data solution.
Why focus on data? At its essence all business decisions are data decisions, the difference is how you process it. Traditionally we have left it to people (employees/contractors) to interpreted a business scenario and act accordingly. The outcomes are as varied as the individuals making them, because everyone is different.
Amazingly, business data is much the same, except once captured it is far easier, with the right skill set, to build models and answer questions with positive outcomes, often fast and cheaper than employing armies of workers. This is what we refer to is the “data digitisation”, taking your business information, storing, processing and recalling it in a way we can use it to leverage your business.
Our goal with the Data-centric audit is to discover what data you are capturing, what you need to work on and then how we can interpret this data before finally committing to an action which leads to a positive outcome. The audit is the second step of this.
What the rest of the process looks like is a subject of another blog post, or maybe if you want to speed up the journey and get some more specific advice you can contact us directly below.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.
Let us have a look at the popular “R – Triple A” (R-AAA) model we use with many of our small and medium sized clients. Our mission give as much transparency and information as possible to help organisation make informed decisions about their business systems and processes. R-AAA dives through your business in four distinct phases to learn it from the inside out to deliver you the best solutions to fit your organisations individual needs. Here is some more detail about each the steps:
Change starts from the top and this is where we focus when working with a new client. Evaluate the strategic needs and direction of the organisation is vital for building a solid picture of your organisation, how its business dataflow and processes interact on a high-level fundamental level.
Once we have a good idea of how the information moves through your organisation’s structure we then seek to isolate and dive deeply into each dataflows origin, transformation, and termination points. How is information being generated, who is generating, who is interacting with it and finally how is it being used to drive business decisions.
Once we know where all the information flows sit and how they are working on a fundamental level we then seek to aggregate our findings, draw conclusions and map them against the current business environment and the market as a whole. How does the business stake up, are the systems and processes in line with industry standards and best practice? Are your business systems and processes delivering the results you are needing them to for your business? The analyse phase seeks to answer this.
Finally with the all this in hand we go about creating a full, well-rounded and feasible plan to overhaul, rebuild, implement of simply tweak your existing systems and processes to deliver real time saving and compliant enabled outcomes for your business.
Still unclear about how we can help or ready to take the next step? Engage with us by reaching out today for a no obligation chat about how we can help your business stay afloat and thrive in the digital age.