Take Our Connected Product Maturity Model Assessment

Vervint’s Chief Innovation Officer Jim VanderMey has worked to develop a proprietary model for Vervint to help organizations evaluate their maturity in the connected product and IoT space. The model consists of ten core forces at work within an organization to effectively create and support products with digital capabilities.

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10 Core Forces to Create & Support Digital Capabilities

1. Strategy Development

2. Offering to the Customer

3. Durable Smart Product

4. Complementary IT Capability

5. Digital Supply Chain

6. Structural Organization

7. Process Organization

8. Competencies

9. Experience Design

10. Innovation Culture

See how you stack up.

Your Connected Products Maturity Assessment results will provide a foundational understanding of your current capabilities and give you concrete suggestions for making further digital transformation progress.

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The Five Levels of Maturity

1. Digital Awareness

Your company recognizes that disruption is imminent, challenges are coming and you need to take action to avoid stagnation or failure.

2. Smart Connected Products

Your company has successfully embedded electronics into a viable product.

3. Service-Oriented Enterprise

Your company has created smart services for which the connected product serves an enabling role.

4. Thinking in Service Systems

Your company has interconnected services with demand-actuated, solution-oriented systems both internally and up and down the digital supply chain. This connects the company’s offerings to larger value networks and ecosystems.

5. Data-Driven Enterprise

At your organization, the data and insights created by preceding developments build the foundation for smart services, which are aggregated into larger service systems. This enables the pursuit and realization of new data-driven business models.

Keep in mind that perfect maturity is not a requirement for growth. Instead, incremental steps in digital transformation can create tremendous value and new opportunities for your company.

Important Considerations for Digital Maturity 

What’s most important for your business to focus on may not be the most important thing for a business with the exact same score and answers. The value of IoT for you is completely different from other companies. The unique role of IoT at your organization should help determine your priorities.  

However, many businesses face so many actions they could undertake that they end up doing nothing, which is the absolute worst thing for your business. The fundamental question guiding your digital transformation initiatives should be this: What is the biggest gap you need to address to achieve the brand promise, business model, and/or revenue model that your product(s) should bring to your organization? 

If you’re struggling to answer that question, Vervint can help. We can work alongside you to develop a prioritization strategy for your digital transformation. We can help you build a cloud platform or mobile application. We can help your teams deliver faster. We can help guide you through the evolution of your business with a thoughtful, deliberate approach to organizational change management.  

Digital Maturity Model References  

Felch, V., Asdecker, B., & Sucky, E. (2019, January). Maturity models in the age of industry 4.0 — Do the available models correspond to the needs of business practices? Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Scienceshttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/332088479_Maturity_Models_in_the_Age_of_Industry_40_-_Do_the_Available_Models_Correspond_to_the_Needs_of_Business_Practice 

Klötzer, C., & Pflaum, A. (2017, January). Toward the development of a maturity model for digitalization within the manufacturing industry’s supply chain. Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Scienceshttps://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Toward-the-Development-of-a-Maturity-Model-for-the-Kl%C3%B6tzer-Pflaum/e62a75a1c1aa3c69eb7738199f51a21ef8b4901f 

Wessel, M., Levie, A., & Siegel, R. (2017, May 4). Why some digital companies should delay profitability for as long as they can. Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/2017/05/why-some-digital-companies-should-resist-profitability-for-as-long-as-they-can 

Wessel, M., Levie, A., & Siegel, R. (2016, November). The problem with legacy ecosystems. Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/2016/11/the-problem-with-legacy-ecosystems