UK businesses falling behind in digital transformation

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As organizations throughout Europe transfer more and more right into a digital age, new analysis from Kyocera has revealed that the UK is shedding floor in its adaptation of digital documentation.

The agency surveyed 1,750 business representatives from self-employed freelancers to professionals at worldwide firms in seven European markets to compile its new Business Digitalisation in Europe Outlook 2019 report.

Kyocera’s analysis discovered that whereas 61 p.c of UK firms have digitized at the very least half of their business paperwork, the speed is decrease than 4 of the seven different international locations surveyed together with The Netherlands, Italy, Turkey and Spain.

Of these surveyed, 12 p.c of UK organizations admit to barely having digitized any of their paperwork which double that of the speed in Spain and Italy.

Automating business processes

The research additionally revealed that the speed of automation of business processes is anticipated to extend in years to come back as 9 out of each ten firms declare they’d think about automating extra processes over the subsequent 12 months.

Software product administration knowledgeable at Kyocera Document Solutions Europe Michael Powell defined that UK firms nonetheless have a methods to go in their digital transformation efforts, saying:

“We are seeing that UK firms face quite a lot of challenges reminiscent of securing very important info and storing documentation, with out realising that straightforward options exist and are in the marketplace in the type of doc administration options, reminiscent of Content Services. The UK leads the way in which in some departments, reminiscent of Logistics and Legal, however considerably lags behind in each digitalisation and automation of areas reminiscent of Sales and Procurement. Such disparity between departments is reflective of the way in which in which firms are transitioning, and subsequently nonetheless have some technique to go.”

While geography does play a task in adoption charges of automation, so too does business measurement. The price at which firms automate the vast majority of their duties reaches as excessive as 72 p.c amongst bigger firms with over 500 staff in comparison with simply 41 p.c amongst small firms and freelancers.

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