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Platformation: Steering the Digital Agenda and accelerating Enterprise Transformation
While enterprises worldwide consider how to approach digital transformation, modern ‘born digital’ businesses have successfully created tremendous value and disrupted incumbent business models from the get-go.
‘Platforms’ are the secret success sauce for these born digital companies, which leads to the question - how can traditional enterprises adopt platform thinking in their digital transformation journey? Can established businesses think like a digital native?
Platformation is our unique approach to help incumbent businesses achieve their digital transformation mandates. We leverage the power of platforms to help clients create & implement platform-based business models. By combining engineering excellence with industry experience, niche horizontal expertise, platform assets and our own intellectual property, Sonata helps build open, connected, intelligent and scalable platforms that form the core of modern digital businesses today.
Platformation facilitates interaction between enterprises, consumers and ecosystem players to unlock value. This enables swift responses to changing customer demands through innovative services and product propositions, creating value to all stakeholders. Couple this with an innovative, design-thinking led approach, from steering the digital agenda through to execution, and Sonata Scalable clients can truly accelerate their enterprise transformation irrespective of where they are on their digital journey.
Platformation™ can be achieved in many ways
Platforms are much more than just stacks of technology layers. Building a robust digital platform requires bringing together various technologies including information systems, data and analytics, Internet of Things, supplier and customer portals and customer experience platforms.
Typically, Platformation is achieved when:
Where and how do you start your Platformation™ journey
While we believe that every customer's digital journey could be unique, a typical Platformation™ lifecycle could start with a well-articulated digital agenda and a readiness assessment. This can lead to a shared vision to reimagine your business processes and a platform roadmap to create unique digital services and product propositions.
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to assess your platform maturity and understand further how Platformation™ can accelerate your digital transformation journey.
$60 Trillion Redistribution of Global Revenues
Projected by 2025 due to digital ecosystems -Digital/McKinsey: Insights, Winning in Digital Ecosystems, Jan 2018
How can Platformation™ transform your business?
Learn from the digital economy’s most successful players
At the vanguard of Platformation™ are the born-digital providers who’ve disrupted industry incumbents in retail, accommodation and passenger services. Their model provides universal lessons which can guide planning and investment decisions for any business.
The Platformation™ Framework
Make the most of what you have with a digital infrastructure that works for you
Easily accessible for participation by employees, ecosystem partners, suppliers and customers
Always on, always connected
Can be scaled by users, segments, and geography - easily
Can run complex algorithms and create valuable insights from the available data
Sonata Scalable takes a seven-step approach to creating a platform-based enterprise, ensuring the transition is predictable, efficient and low-risk.
We use proprietary consulting tools including a Customer Digital Agenda template (CDAT), Platform Maturity Assessment tool and Digital Business Process Library to determine your digital readiness.
Sonata Scalable’s process means we can quickly assess where your business sits on its Platformation journey. We can identify actions to realise short-term opportunities while simultaneously developing a framework for maturing into a best-in-class, platform-based enterprise.
Choose your path to Platformation
These ready-made solutions are Platformation-compliant and suit businesses in certain industries wanting to progress quickly. Examples include:
This approach uses platforms from leading technology companies as a substructure to build an enterprise platform. Examples include:
- Microsoft Dynamics
- SAP Hybris
These are proprietary platforms where the client owns their own data centres, software and tools, based on:
- Rapid – next generation devops platform
- Kartopia – digital commerce platform
Digital Business Readiness
Executing digital transformation programs require the right mix of business & technology to complement your digital platform strategy
Assess Your Digital Readiness
Assess your current digital maturity with our proven digital transformation framework. We will provide you with a complimentary custom report within 7 working days from taking the survey.
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A Microsoft Gold Partner in Enterprise Resource Planning with more than 30 years industry experience.
A member of Microsoft’s Early Adopter Program entrusted with product testing and development.
Developers of industry-specific functionality delivering extended capabilities seamlessly on the Microsoft Dynamics software platform.