If you’re a business considering adding drones to your operations, the first step is to evaluate various drone technologies to find the best fit for your organization. A helpful tool in determining this is to brainstorm use cases. There are a variety of industries where drones have proven ROI, and each industry has developed multiple use cases. What will have the most substantial impact on your business? Will this align with your organization’s goals? Consider reading some of our case studies or customer success stories to get started on this. If you’re still stuck, contact us, and we can run through this process with you.
After you’ve figured out the most pertinent use cases, the next step is flying test missions. These results will provide actionable data to use to sell to your executive team. This process is best achieved through trial-and-error. Create a flight plan, fly a mission, and continue tweaking and evaluating your results based on your unique specifications. Share these results internally and update stakeholders to keep your team engaged and receive multifaceted feedback from people who will later be involved in your drone lifecycle.
Test missions can be flown by outsourcing to third-party pilots, or by purchasing a drone, getting your FAA Part 107 License, and flying yourself. DroneDeploy offers flight services to help customers who don’t have their Part 107 licenses yet.
After the test missions are complete, you should have a clear vision of ROI and can begin the process of getting executive engagement.