Survey of 700 C-suite execs and 5,000 consumers reveals digital progress, priorities
CHICAGO, August 9, 2022—West Monroe, one of the fastest-growing digital services firms, today announces the results of their inaugural survey of companies across seven industries and 5,000 of their customers. The survey finds that organizations are well on their way to realizing their digital future, but still have opportunities to further enhance and align their vision, products, customer engagement, data, and people strategies—as well as the operational processes that connect them.
While a majority of the C-suite believes they’ve built a compelling vision for a digital agility model, the stakes are high for companies amid a challenging economy and high customer expectations. To realize their digital vision, companies are focused on three major priorities: improving the customer experience (37%), enhancing their data capabilities (35%) and improving scalability through process improvement (32%).
“It’s time to say goodbye to the idea of digital transformation as a box to check. Clark Kent can walk into a phone booth and come out as Superman – but unless you’re a superhero, that kind of transformation is unrealistic,” says Matt Johnson, Managing Director in West Monroe’s Product, Experience & Engineering Lab. “Organizations don’t need superpowers to evolve. They just need agility. It starts with a digital mindset and translates across every decision and department within the organization.”
“It’s encouraging to see companies recognize the importance of enabling data-driven decision-making and agile thinking. But there’s more work ahead,” says Casey Foss, Chief Commercial Officer at West Monroe. “With consumer expectations and preferences constantly changing, the key is access to real-time data and insights.”
For more findings and to learn more about West Monroe’s digital agility model, view the full Be Digital research here.
Be Digital Signature Research
Be Digital, West Monroe’s signature research initiative, polled 700 C-Suite executives across seven industries (financial services, healthcare providers, healthcare insurers, manufacturing, retail, technology and utilities) and more than 5,000 of their representative consumers. The survey was conducted by Rabin Research Company, an independent marketing research firm, using Op4G’s panel of executives.
About West Monroe
West Monroe is a digital services firm that was born in technology but built for business—partnering with companies in transformative industries to deliver quantifiable financial value. We believe that digital is a mindset—not a project, a team, or a destination—and it’s something companies become, not something they do. That’s why we work in diverse, multidisciplinary teams that blend management consulting, digital design, and product engineering to move companies from traditional ways of working to digital operating models—and create experiences that transcend the digital and physical worlds. Connected by the 13 founding values that drive our culture, our 2,000 employees work collaboratively across the firm with the belief that our clients’ success is our success. Visit WestMonroe.com to learn more.
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