Procedure for Technology Evaluation
1. Requirements Analysis
The requirements that the new technology should fulfil are clearly defined. This is done on the basis of analysing the business objectives, process requirements, user requirements and technical requirements.
2. Market Research
Various technologies and providers available on the market are identified and an overview matrix is created.
3. Technology Screening
The identified technologies are evaluated on the basis of the requirements analysis and market research, with the aim of defining a smaller selection of technologies for a more in-depth evaluation.
4. Detailed Technology Assessment
The selected technologies are evaluated in depth on the basis of defined criteria.
These defined criteria include, among other things
- technical features
- security features
5. Proof of Concept (PoC) or Pilot Project
The selected technology is tested in a controlled environment with the aim of evaluating its performance and suitability for the company’s real-life conditions.
6. Evaluation of the Results
The results of the PoC are analysed and evaluated in order to decide whether the technology meets the company’s requirements.
7. Decision Making
Based on the analysis and evaluation, a decision is made as to which technology will be implemented.