Financing 2.0: How to manage the digitalisation of your SME
The buzzword digitalisation: it promises to increase efficiency, reduce costs and open up new business opportunities, but in Switzerland it poses major challenges, especially for SMEs. After all, the digital transformation is resource-intensive, the development and expansion of digital infrastructures and new business models expensive - so how do you finance digitisation?
With all the benefits that companies hope to gain from digitisation, it is hardly surprising that the willingness to invest is high.
At the same time, the financing of digitisation projects usually comes from the company's own cash flow - one reason why the digital transformation takes place in small steps, especially among SMEs. Small companies in particular therefore fear for their market position and for being left behind by the competition. To prevent this from happening, it is now time to find the right approaches.
We have summarised various approaches for you here - learn more about:
- Digitisation in instalments: Hire-purchase and leasing models
- Store data in the cloud: Using services for digital transformation
- Efficient and cost-effective operation thanks to DevOps
Digitisation in instalments: Hire-purchase and leasing models
With the help of digitisation projects, companies want to make their traditional business model fit for the digital future and their products & services more digital. Here, the approaches and the needs are very different and every company goes its own individual way - e.g. with the help of hire purchase or leasing models.
The financing of digitalisation takes place gradually and is therefore associated with calculable costs and a lower risk. In addition, service and maintenance are often included in offers on instalments. This allows you to concentrate on your business instead of having to worry about updating your software. Digit-start offers a flexible financing solution with simultaneous individual implementation and support by IT experts, all from a single source and coordinated as a partnership.
Store data in the cloud: Use services for digital transformation
You also remain flexible with the use of cloud services such as Microsoft Azure, DCS+ or AWS. This is also a type of rental model - for storage, computing and maintenance services. The providers are not only responsible for the security of your data, but also for the maintenance of the necessary hardware and software - an immense (financial) relief for your company, because you save both acquisition and follow-up costs.
Generally, depending on the contract, flat-rate and/or usage-dependent costs arise when using cloud services, which are usually easy to plan. And you have more scope for investment. Support is provided by IT experts, is kept permanently up-to-date and can be tailored to the needs of your company.
Efficient and cost-effective operation thanks to DevOps
For these reasons, ordering DevOps-as-a-Service is a good choice and cost-effective:
You get immediate access to experienced DevOps engineers who can bring their expertise to your project from day one. Your DevOps partner works on a variety of projects for multiple companies in different industries. This gives the teams invaluable R&D experience, so they can immediately tell you which approaches and solutions work and which don't. This helps save time and money while avoiding costly mistakes in your project and conserving your own resources.
A dedicated DevOps team provides developer documentation and supports your internal IT department in mastering your new DevOps tools and systems. Again, learn from the mistakes of others rather than making your own.
This gives you flexibility, fast implementation and expertise at calculable costs.
Conclusion: Digitisation - a question of financing
- With step-by-step financing of digitalisation, you remain flexible in terms of IT & software development.
- Using cloud offers relieves the burden on your company in the digitisation process.
- Outsourcing DevOps accelerates development and reduces errors during implementation at calculable costs.
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