Elkhan Shabanov

CEO, Americas

The technology modernization task isn’t as daunting if you choose the right technology partner for your
business. A perfect technology partner who is well equipped, expert, and flexible with your business
demands can help you sail through the technology modernization process without any hiccups.

This article is a simple 4 step guide to hire the right technology partner for your business.

How to choose a technology modernization partner?

The modernization vendor selection process is very simple and straightforward. You need to verify the
capability of the technology partner to perform the same business task as before by swapping the pieces with technological superiority

Find the best technology modernization partner for your business with the following steps:

1. Understand how your competitors modernized their technology:

Once you decide it’s time to modernize, start looking for successful examples in your network.

• What changes did they bring?
• How they did it?
• What processes/system they kept constant?
• Did it work for them?

2. Ask questions to technology modernization providers:

Look out for technology solution providers with good references. Someone with significant experience
in undertaking the business modernization processes. You can invite many vendors to understand the
offering of these technology leaders.

• What approach they have in mind?
• How confident are they about success?
• Any experience with this approach?
• How they plan to execute this project?
• What is the cost estimation for the project?
Asking crucial questions unfolds new thoughts, ideas for innovative solutions with better results.

3. Check vendor’s technology and expertise:

When you plan your entire business or process modernization, it gets even more challenging to find a
reliable vendor. Your technology partner needs to have the technical skills and your business
understanding. This vendor needs to have significant expertise in your business and industry.

The modernization vendor needs to be capable of understanding how your business operates. A team
well-versed in the rules and limitations circulating in the industry. For, e.g., the healthcare industry
needs to adhere to various compliances about patient treatment and guidelines. Your technology partner
needs to analyze how to conduct your business, what you can do better, how to implement it.

4. Find a balanced partner

The most important aspect of finding a vendor is to seek a partner who cares about project outcomes no
less than you. Usually, small vendors are deeply involved in the process, aiming for the best possible
outcome. Your success is an essential criterion for them to seek quality referrals. But, these small
vendors lack the technical expertise to offer innovative solutions.

On the other hand, larger consulting firms have all the horizontal expertise .i.e. technology and vertical
expertise .i.e. industry, to offer you innovative solutions. Yet, they lack the genuine time and investment
in each project due to their long list of clients.

So the best potential partner is the one who can keep a balance in these three criteria. Choose a
company with the necessary expertise and technology while caring enough about your modernization

How to conduct technology modernization without hampering business routine?

The modernization method and period vary according to the various business models. Suppose your
company has process cycles like monthly, quarterly or yearly, or bi-annual. You have to test your
system through these cycles. Verify if the new systems function as expected and produce the same or
even better output.

This method leads to disrupt the daily functioning of the business. The one-time complete transition has
a higher risk and investment. However, a simple approach can reduce business risk considerably. You
can split your business team or workforce into two groups. While the new system is under
development, one group can use the old system, and the second group use the new technology for the
system testing.

This gradual approach reduces the dependency of the business on the new technology. If new
technology is facing some problems, your team can use the old system without compromising daily
functionality. This ensures the technology partner adapts technology modernization without disrupting
your business.


Why Digicode is a potential technology modernization partner?

Digicode has decades of experience in various industries and sectors, including heavily regulated
industries. We have worked with small companies of 10-20 employees to Fortune 500 companies

With Digicode, you get access to experienced technical professionals and industry experts. You receive
an entirely dedicated team to make your business a successful example. Digicode provides a
customized business solution to clients by understanding their business process and technology needs.

If you are looking forward to renovating your business process, grab the opportunity. Reach out to Digicode to discuss your business solution now!