Oct 28, 2020

Shift to digital first could be ‘positive Covid-19 legacy’

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Paddy Smith
2 min
Advanced survey
Annual trends survey suggests technology will play a major role in the global economic recovery as companies shift to a digital first mindset...

A shift to a digital first mindset is likely to be a “positive Covid-19 legacy”, according to a new survey.

The Advanced Annual Trends Survey found 77% of respondents this year believed the pandemic’s legacy would have a positive impact in terms of technological adoption.

Tech vs business survival

However, companies were likely to hedge their technology investment against business survival, with 54 per cent committing to the latter, and 59 per cent confident of investing in cloud software and other technology.

Nearly all the respondents (98 per cent) agreed that technology would play a major part in the global economic recovery.

The survey, now in its fifth year, questioned over 1,000 decision makers with a view to forecasting technological trends over the next year.

Gordon Wilson, CEO at Advanced, said, “Already, we have seen that the shift to a digital first mindset has been rapidly accelerated. In the healthcare sector, for example, many clinicians and patients are now communicating and interacting virtually. In fact, according to the Royal College of GPs, around 70 per cent of GP appointments have been carried out via video or telephone since the introduction of lockdown in March 2020.

“The legal sector is experiencing somewhat of a digital transformation too, with judges and lawyers working from home and courtrooms becoming virtual. We still have a long way to go, but it’s encouraging to witness the positive and empowering effects that technology can have on organisations, employees and communities during this turbulent time.”

'Educating employees may be problematic'

He added, “There’s still a job to be done in educating some employees as to the benefits innovation will bring and ensuring there is willingness to embrace this change. People need to understand how the tools they are given will make their jobs easier, and better, or they will want to revert to their old ways of working. This will be problematic given the evolving working practices that now need to take place as we adapt to the impact of the pandemic.” 

Julian David, CEO at techUK, said, “Effective use of technology is likely to play a central role in our global economic recovery. Organisations, both large and small, are already implementing tools and technologies to support the changes in our working environment.

“Given the long-term implications of the pandemic, this support must continue. Not all employees are open to adapting to new digital ways of working, however, so leaders need to take extra steps to address these concerns to ensure nobody feels left behind.”

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Aug 4, 2021

CoreFlex Solutions, Value-Based Transformational Outcomes

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TheTileShop
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2 min
Leveraging CoreFlex Solutions, The Tile Shop is on its way to extracting maximum value from Salesforce and SAP

CoreFlex Solutions is focused on providing the right solutions that address the needs and values of clients in 5 key areas: Salesforce, Digital, Integration, Testing and Operations. From project initiation and early onset thinking to defining requirements and execution, CoreFlex delivers transformational outcomes and have been a trusted, valued partner for The Tile Shop in executing Salesforce and upgrading SAP.

“CoreFlex has been very helpful. They know Salesforce, and they've made it very stable. They've been able to make improvements. But they also happen to be a great SAP offshore partner for us, and they're helping us with our SAP upgrade with QA and so forth,” said Christopher Davis, Chief Information Officer at The Tile Shop.

“The nice thing about CoreFlex is I've worked with them multiple times, over many different companies, and their leadership knows what they do well, can tell you what they will do and do it. But they also have that great thing about a partnership where they'll tell you what they don't do. And so when I go to them, I always know what I'm going to get. I'm going to get transparency, clarity, and good quality. “ 

 

Salesforce Implementations

Although Salesforce is a flexible platform that offers powerful capabilities and can be quickly implemented to support a myriad of business and customer-facing functions, many go wrong in their implementations and fail to extract optimal outcomes. Holding over 80 person-years of Salesforce experience, CoreFlex can help customers who struggle with adoption rates and underutilize Salesforce to improve effectiveness by offering services such as health checks, validations, pilots and Proof of Concepts (POCs).

 

SAP Services

CoreFlex offers a comprehensive portfolio of SAP service offerings to help you maintain your competitive advantage in today’s highly competitive and dynamic markets.

CoreFlex holds expertise in Consumer Products, Logistics, Healthcare and Software Engineering domains.

Find out more about their full suite of services that span the complete lifecycle of SAP enterprise solutions.

 

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