Digital transformation

/ 7BC / makes your business ready for the Digital Transformation – in just three steps!

Step 1: Assessment

In a concentrated half-day workshop, we carry out an assessment of the management, the divisional directors and IT management. The aim is to sensitize the leaders from all areas of the digital transformation and determine how the company has been positioned to do so. Jointly discuss and assess the sustainability of the products and the related core processes – from product development to sales and after-sales processes to order processing, manufacturing and assembly – as well as information technology. This impact analysis provides concrete measures by which your company can tackle the digital transformation.

Step 2: inventory in the IT sector

The IT inventory rated three perspectives: the business purpose, the technology and the service orientation of IT.

Questions that must be answered to clarify the business purpose:

How is the IT sector set up as a service of the company?
What resources – consisting of IT budget, staff capacity and qualifications – are available?
As they are used in the processes?
Which IT products and IT services the company provided at what cost?
With / 7BC / activity-based costing (ABC) sustainable cost and performance transparency for the IT sector is prepared in this consideration.

Issues related to the technology perspective:

Which penetration have applications in the management and support processes – which, in the customer or core processes?
Where do cloud technologies for business sense?
Are there any approaches by industry 4.0?
Are there ideas on how the current products can be optimized by digitization?
With / 7BC / Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) the applications including architecture are examined for their sustainability and Cloud Readiness out. Regardless of whether you opt for a public, hybrid or private clouds, or if you need a complete service package or individual services – we with you to find the right cloud strategy!

To determine the service orientation of IT, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is / 7BC / used. So it can be established which services – see the business application – based on business objects. These observations can then functions model, often called domain model, are built up and perfected. This model is the basis for all of the current services in the enterprise.

Step 3: Situation in the divisions

Also in the production area, we assess the business, technology and service perspective with / 7BC / activity-based costing (ABC), / 7BC / Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) and / 7BC / Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Here it is important to take all the applications or systems. All kinds of equipment are interesting here – of meters milling and welding systems to handling and assembly systems. Typically, these systems consist of physical components (z. B. mechanics and electronics), from IT components (eg microprocessors, memory, sensors, hardware or software z.) And from different terminals (eg. As user- interfaces, programming and network interfaces).

After the acquisition of systems, start the analysis – with the aim to develop potentials for industry 4.0. The following issues need to be clarified:

What is the operational or safety concept?
Compliance rules have already been agreed?
How critical are the systems for the production process or the customer?
Is there a backup strategy?
If existing data analyzed or used?
What data there is to setup and downtime, error messages, and maintenance intervals?