How to Prove Value in Innovative Technology with a Pilot Program

By Chase Sbicca
November 3, 2021 2 min read

Six steps to establish best practices for using a new digital tool and ensure that your investments and efforts result in demonstrable business value and insight.

You’ve identified the innovation you need to develop strategic services, improve existing processes, and uncover new growth opportunities. You know your target market, you have a strong proposition, and buy in from leadership. Now what?

You need to operate a successful pilot program.

To prove your new digital tools will be worth the investment, you need to understand the people, resources and procedures required for a large scale deployment. 

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What is the main purpose of a pilot study?

A pilot study will help you understand the people, resources and procedures required for a large scale deployment of a new digital tool. Understanding the effort it takes to implement a new tool, as well as the benefits and quantifiable gains that new tool brings, will help you determine if a long term investment makes financial and operational sense for your organization.

What are the benefits of a pilot study?

A pilot is a low-cost, low-risk approach that allows you to test, measure, improve, and retest until you get the data and knowledge you need for proof of value. If successful, a pilot program will support a business case for a larger deployment while still delivering cost savings and revenue opportunities.

What makes a pilot program successful?

Starting small with a structured effort, formal test plan, and feedback loop will help you define the best path forward. We’ve made it easy for you by breaking down the pilot process into six steps.

In six simple steps we’ll help you plan for and address:

  • Pilot logistics
  • Testing for actionable results
  • Communication and buy-in
  • Documentation of discovery and learnings
  • Expansion

Learn how by downloading the How to have a successful pilot program guide. 

Screen Shot 2021-10-26 at 10.56.53 AMThis pilot program guide helps you prepare and execute a pilot to prove the value of your efforts - ensuring that you can confidently launch and expand digital tools and transformation programs. 

What’s Next?

Congratulations! You’ve taken the time to fully examine and establish the resources needed for a full-scale deployment of your new digital tool.

Check out our guidance on How to Successfully Implement New Technology Into the Workplace to ensure a seamless implementation and adoption of your new digital tool. 


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