Digital Transformations – For Anyone!
If your still confused about what Digital Transformations means in general, or even for you personally, this post is for you!
Simplistically, it means to computerize (and | or) to automate one or more tasks. Ideally, we should all be seeking to identify in our business, frequent, repeatable, low value tasks. These are PERFECT low hanging fruit tasks for transformations.
On the other spectrum, and after your comfortable with these kinds of transformations. Seek to identify areas in your business where quality suffers and where transformations may help to enforce a higher quality standard.
Keeping things easy, here is a neat example, and with videos so you can see the magic happen live! I also show you how its done.
In this example of a low hanging fruit task, we’re about to reorder some STICKY NOTES – we all know that we’d absolutely die without them (LOL). Here is how to make reordering them, as simple as a tap!
Employee’s use their smartphone to TAP a programmable sticker next to the Sticky Notes, and an electronic action would kick off the entire process of it being ordered. Category = Supply Management.
Here is what a programmable NFC sticker looks like.
I got 40 of them for under $15.00 on Amazon.
Using a $3.50 application on the Google Play Store (iOS users have an app too). I was able to program the sticker with a web address and a parameter to trigger it to run the automation, which was created in AZURE Cloud, using Azure Logic Apps.
Have users download a special free reader to their phones and they can tap to order too, and many other things. As you can see, you can place stickers all over the office to automate things with a with a simple TAP. Let your imagination run wild!!
In this step I’ll show you how to actually program this sticker. This is so cool and the possiabilities are endless!
And finally in this video, I’ll show you how to setup an AZURE Logic App to receive the trigger and process the request. I’ll also share why Microsoft Automate (Formerly Microsoft Flow) can’t handle this just yet, due to the lack of a connector type needed, the “HTTP Post”.