What kind of projects can I Do?
As long as the technology solution will help you with efficiency and productivity, the project will be eligible. Below is a list of case studies to provide examples, but the EDG Grant is not limited to these cases.
DELIVERY / COLLECTION MOBILE APPS
If a significant part of your company's operations involves sending your staff to multiple client locations to deliver or collect items, a deliver / collection mobile application can come in handy so that you can do away with hardcopy form filling and carbon copies. Workflows like delivery confirmation can be done via e-signatures and photo taking as proof of delivery. Delivery orders and invoices can also be digitalised.
This solution can also work if your operations has fixed physical locations where customers visit in order to collect or deliver items.
LOGISTICS AND STOCK TAKING
Your business may involve warehousing where inventory management is important, or retail showrooms with bulky items. RFID solutions will add efficiency to inventory management in the warehouse and showrooms, as well as check-out procedures for your cashiers.
CUSTOMER REPORTING MOBILE APP
Your business may require you to communicate with your customers often with reports or statistics. A system where your customers can log into anytime to view updates for them could come in handy.
PRODUCTIVITY FOR SCHOOLS
Pre-Schools may wish to look to explore online learning opportunities for the kids when trying times causes schools to close.
ONLINE FURNITURE STORE
Furniture stores need to look beyond their physical showrooms to engage with customers online. Virtual Showrooms are a way to go beyond just product catalogues to engage with your customers.
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
Your business may be an events based company that used to rely on physical conferences. Now you wish to look towards virtual conferences to prepare for the future.
PRODUCTIVITY FOR F&B BUSINESSES
COVID-19 has forced F&B outlets to revamp their business models. Brick & Mortar models can no longer survive, and F&B businesses turn to online orders and deliveries. With this comes the new need for F&B Businesses to establish online stores together with order and delivery management systems.
This applies also to F&B suppliers and food manufacturers with production lines who need automation machinery. To find out more about production line automation, read our next section on "Automation Equipment and Machinery for Shopfloor" to find out more.
AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY FOR SHOPFLOOR
Are you a manufacturing company that is looking to purchase automation machinery? Take for example you are an engineering company that wants to buy 5 automation machines. The costs of these 5 automation machines will be considered operational costs, and will not be covered by the grant. However, lets say you want to go further.
(a) you want to technologically integrate all the 5 machines together into a single flow, and control all 5 machines together remotely.
(b) you want to implement Internet-Of-Things capabilities to all 5 machines, adding sensors to them, so that their operational efficiency can be monitored and analyzed live via a single unified software.
Such examples of automation innovations above and beyond the machines themselves will be eligible for the EDG Grant.
FOOD CATERING COMPANIES
Food catering companies often require end to end digital transformation, from omni channel order receiving management, to quotation and invoicing, to CRM, inventory management, kitchen management, and order fulfillment and delivery systems.
CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
You may be a company that requires CRM Systems like Oracle Fusion Cloud and the likes.
Security companies who provide security services and manpower for condominiums, commercial buildings and the like, often look to innovate their operational efficiencies by adopting technology like smart Ops Rooms, video surveillance software, license plat recognition, visitor management, roving teams monitoring and more.