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Change is crucial for companies to survive in the digital age. Yet, the human constraint is keeping a lot of them back. [shutterstock: 309121892, beeboys]

Change is crucial for companies to survive in the digital age. Yet, the human constraint is keeping a lot of them back. [shutterstock: 309121892, beeboys]

Human Constraint: Why We Get Stuck On The Path To Change

“The only thing that does not require maintenance is obsolescence”, as W. Edwards Deming used to say. This is a fundamental truth: if we do not evolve, we regress. What makes everything more complicated is the pace at which we must evolve to survive.

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Information silos prevent company-wide cooperation. A network of projects can facilitate communication and increase flow. [shutterstock: 354362711, Sergey Nivens]

Information silos prevent company-wide cooperation. A network of projects can facilitate communication and increase flow. [shutterstock: 354362711, Sergey Nivens]

Network Thinking: Building Cooperation For The Digital Age

Information silos in companies create artificial barriers when what is required is cooperation and flow, as we saw in the previous articles in this series. Silos create barriers that prevent the cross-functional cooperation that is vital for any organization, particularly in the digital age. This poses the question: if silos prevent cooperation, what can facilitate it?

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New technologies will impact trading companies in many ways. Especially their digitalisation strategy has to be adjusted accordingly. [shutterstock: 792862531, Andrey_Popov]

New technologies will impact trading companies in many ways. Especially their digitalisation strategy has to be adjusted accordingly. [shutterstock: 792862531, Andrey_Popov]

How IT Impacts The Trade Of The Future

Automation and digitalisation of business processes is rapidly gaining momentum. How can trading companies efficiently process all information and data, though?

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To find a starting point for digitalisation projects can be hard. One way to begin is by digitizing paper-based operations like invoice processing. [shutterstock: 453763966, Wright Studio]

To find a starting point for digitalisation projects can be hard. One way to begin is by digitizing paper-based operations like invoice processing. [shutterstock: 453763966, Wright Studio]

Digital Invoice Processing: Increased Value In Procurement

Digital transformation was the key topic at the DSAG annual conference, which brought together a multitude of German-speaking SAP users. Under the motto “Business without limits – the architecture of the future”, participants discussed options on how to implement a digitalisation strategy.

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The electronic exchange of data and documents has been taking place for decades now. [shutterstock: 9163567, CRM]

The electronic exchange of data and documents has been taking place for decades now. [shutterstock: 9163567, CRM]

EDI: Digitalisation Brought To Life

Even though everyone is talking about digitalisation at the moment, it is by no means a new idea. The exchange of structured electronic business data through EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) has been taking place for decades.

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Logistics out of the cloud have the potential to digitally transform supply chains and companies. [shutterstock: 539045296, Travel mania]

Logistics out of the cloud have the potential to digitally transform supply chains and companies. [shutterstock: 539045296, Travel mania]

Digital Potential: Logistics Out Of The Cloud

Warehouse logistics as connection between industry, commerce and customer are changing due to digital transformation. Logistics chains that were functioning separately before now have to be linked with each other.

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