Wondering What to Include in Your Digital Adoption Plan?

See what Bison & Bird recommends you include in a digital adoption plan.

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What makes for a great digital adoption plan?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the elements of a great plan will vary depending on the business's specific needs. However, companies should generally consider including the following components:

  1. Obtain a clear understanding of the business's current digital capabilities and how they compare to the competition.
  2. Create a realistic assessment of the resources (time, money, etc.) required to close gaps in the business's digital capabilities.
  3. Develop a roadmap for how the company will execute its digital strategy, including who will be responsible for completing each task.
  4. Project management plan to track progress and measure success, such as weekly reports showing how the project is performing to budget and schedule.
  5. Plan for risk and critical path items that could delay the execution of the project.

By including these elements in their digital adoption plan, businesses can increase their chances of success and avoid costly mistakes.

What is the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)?

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are the backbone of the Canadian economy, accounting for 98 percent of all businesses and employing more than 90 percent of the private sector workforce. To stay competitive and grow, SMBs need to adopt new digital tools. The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) is a Government of Canada initiative that helps SMBs overcome barriers to adopting digital technologies. The CDAP offers financial support, expert advice and training, and access to a network of digital service providers. Learn more about CDAP and application requirements.

How do I select the right advisor to help with my digital adoption plan?

The right digital advisor for your business understands your business's challenges and the digital capabilities of your people and your customers. Furthermore, they should be able to help you develop a clear digital strategy that meets your business goals. With so many digital tools and platforms available, it can be challenging to know where to start. A great advisor will help you navigate the digital landscape and make the best choices for your business.

Is there an example of a digital adoption plan I can use to understand better what to expect from an advisor?

Yes, the team at Bison & Bird has provided a free download for your reference.