Bringing an idea to life – like growing plants underwater – is a feat of will for a company. Determining how the product or service can be scaled to success is the greater challenge for many businesses – small and large. Making that great idea successful is the major driver towards digitalized solutions.
Digitalization augments the flexibility of small companies and start-ups, leveling the playing field between the Davids and the Goliaths of industry. Digitalization can be a valuable tool in short-circuiting the need for large development teams, filling in the knowledge and even systemic gaps that exist naturally. For example, it may be premature for a startup to have a dedicated simulation engineer on staff; however, a comprehensive digitalized solution can equip an existing member of the team with the right software tools to span the gap until the business grows. Digitalization can provide start-ups the specific workflows and environment their business needs to enable their employees to innovate.
In addition to bringing teams together for more flexible development, digitalization provides a path to improved automation. This crops up in many ways, from providing requirement insights to designers to streamlining the manufacturing process, allowing small teams to keep production in-house. Automation for start-ups allows individuals and teams to bridge the divide between development domains and create a better product, faster and even leaner than ever before.
A comprehensive software-as-a-service catalogue, like Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, can grow with the company – offering flexible and scalable applications that meet the everchanging needs of businesses. Implementing new technologies quickly and cost-effectively based on your business needs has never been easier.
To really bring home the metaphor, digitalization is the sling for today’s start-ups to take down the Goliaths. And big organizations understand its potency, driving them to become Digital Enterprises themselves and avoid slipping into irrelevance.