In his famous book Exponential Organizations, Salim Ismail wrote: “Any company designed for success in the 20th Century is doomed for failure in the 21st.” Although it may seem like an extreme statement, it is partially true. As we prepare for the third decade of this millennium, we need to prepare ourselves too. In the business world, this refers to digital transformation.
Any business that has, or is, not undergoing digital transformation currently stands at the risk of becoming obsolete in the near future as its competitors gear up to meet the new reality. If you’re a business owner wondering where to begin from, don’t worry, because Junair Iftikhar is here to guide you.
Junaid Iftikhar is a Senior Portfolio Manager by profession, currently working at a reputable firm AppsPro located in Saudi Arabia. He’s also a Digital Transformation Solution Architect and Business Process Automation Expert. Junaid completed his formal education in Pakistan with a Master’s Degree in Finance and keeps himself up-to-date with different professional certifications. However, he gives more credit to his on-field experience of almost 15 years which taught him A to Z of digital transformation and automation.
Junaid Iftikhar specializes in Oracle (EBS/Fusion) Applications, which includes Enterprise Solution Designing, Business Process Re-Engineering & Integration Architecture, Project Management Practices, Macro & Micro level Business Process Management, etc., With his extensive knowledge and experience in this field, he has helped several businesses/organizations at different verticals such as Construction, Contracting, Telecom, Healthcare, Trading, Education etc. in embracing digital transformation and transitioning from a traditional business model to a digital one.
For those who don’t know, digital transformation refers to “the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business to create new – or modify existing – business processes.” This leads to fundamental changes in how your business operates and delivers value to customers. According to Junaid, businesses need to undergo digital transformation now more than ever.
“We’re currently living in a pandemic-hit world where most work is being done remotely. In such a scenario, having proper cloud solutions is essential as it ensures a streamlined workflow,” he says. Not only this, but digital transformation using such as one of the leading ERP Solutions called Oracle Fusion Applications Implementation gives businesses a competitive edge which enables them to become more efficient and maximize their profits along with increasing their market share.
For Junaid, client satisfaction matters more than anything else. It is one of the reasons why he came into this field. “The best part about my job is that instead of sitting on a desk and drowning in paperwork, I get to meet at least one new client and help them out. This does not only give me a chance to interact with a new organization, but it also helps me understand the perspective of other businesses and I think that adds to my knowledge immensely”. This is one of the main reasons why Junaid is able to succeed in what he does.
The process of digital transformation can be a bit complex. Most companies are not in a position to independently complete a digital transformation, which is why they seek out a company or a consultant to help them out. Choosing the right entity is the most important step as this individual or company is responsible for the entire transformation.
While some people might not do the job in the best way possible, experts like Junaid Iftikhar who have immense knowledge and experience can make the process a lot easier for you.
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