This thesis provides a framework of factors which positively influence a companys ability to successfully initialize Digital Transformation. It was motivated by empirical data which describes the phenomenon that, whilst a majority of organizations is aware of the necessity of starting Digital Transformation processes, only a small fraction is actually able to successfully initialize these processes within their companies. A literature based framework describing four categories and nine underlying factors was developed through a structured literature review and analysed for its practical applicability in semi structured expert interviews. Empirical evidence for the relevance of all presented categories and factors is presented within the thesis. Whilst empirical data indicates that the categories defined within this work allow a holistic categorization of all Enabling Factors, the set of Enabling Factors deducted from literature proofed to be relevant, but not holistic.