Sitecore is reinventing the DXP landscape, developing a fully composable DXP, enabling you to create the perfect modular platform for your content, commerce and engagement strategies. UNRVLD’s Sitecore Cloud Pathways Assessment is designed to help Sitecore customers on XP and XM who want to fully understand their options and considerations for migration to XM Cloud and the wider composable DXP. Over a typical four week engagement, we’ll collaboratively develop a plan for cloud adoption and platform modernisation to include:
- Sitecore XM / XP platform audit
- XM Cloud & Composable DXP platform evaluation
- Total cost of ownership and ROI analysis
- Sitecore cloud migration plan
Moving to Sitecore XM Cloud requires a comprehensive understanding of your organisation's needs and a well-structured argument that demonstrates the potential advantages and cost savings of the transition. UNRVLD’s strategists are on hand to help you shape your stakeholder proposals for such a significant migration when looking to your future roadmap.
The decision can mean significant cost savings, eliminating the need for upfront investments in hardware, software licenses, and maintenance. Sitecore XM Cloud is highly scalable, enabling your organisation to easily adjust resources and functionality as your needs change. It will provide enhanced collaboration and accessibility, allowing employees to work from anywhere with an internet connection – essential in our new hybrid working world.
Sitecore XM Cloud handles software updates, maintenance, security patches and infrastructure management, relieving your IT team from these tasks. Sitecore invests heavily in security measures, often exceeding what many organisations can achieve in-house. Additionally, they have disaster recovery and backup solutions in place, ensuring data availability and continuity in case of unexpected events.
These benefits can be compelling factors when building a business case for moving to Sitecore XM Cloud, as they address core business needs, improve operational efficiency, and reduce costs while maintaining high levels of security and scalability. However, it's essential to tailor your business case to your organisation's specific requirements and objectives to make a persuasive argument for the transition.
Here's what UNRVLD’s experts help you define when planning for your own migration to Sitecore XM Cloud:
- Understand Your Current Situation: Begin by thoroughly assessing your current IT infrastructure, software applications, and business processes. Identify pain points, challenges, and areas where Sitecore XM Cloud could bring improvements.
- Define Clear Objectives: Establish specific goals and objectives for the migration to Sitecore XM Cloud. These could include cost reduction, scalability, improved collaboration, enhanced security, or regulatory compliance.
- Cost Analysis: Calculate the total cost of ownership (TCO) for your existing on-premises software and compare it to the expected costs of the solution. Consider factors like licensing fees, hardware, maintenance, and support.
- Return on Investment (ROI): Determine how long it will take to recoup the investment in migrating. Calculate the ROI by comparing the benefits (cost savings, increased efficiency, etc.) with the initial costs.
- Risk Assessment: Identify potential risks associated with moving to Sitecore XM Cloud, such as data security, downtime, or compliance issues. Develop mitigation strategies for each risk.
- Scalability and Flexibility: Highlight the scalability benefits. Explain how it enables your business to easily adapt to changing needs and scale resources up or down as required.
- Improved Collaboration and Accessibility: Emphasise how the migration will enhance collaboration among employees, enable remote work, and provide access to applications from anywhere with an internet connection.
- Security and Compliance: Discuss the security measures and compliance standards (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA) that it adheres to. Explain how this ensures data protection and regulatory compliance.
- Productivity Gains: Describe how Sitecore XM Cloud will improve productivity through features like automated updates, mobile accessibility, and integration with other tools.
- Customer Success Stories: Share UNRVLD’s case studies or success stories from organisations in your industry or similar to yours that have successfully migrated.
- Demo and Proof of Concept: We can help you to demo or conduct a proof of concept to showcase how the migration will address your specific business needs.
- Total Cost of Migration: Estimate the costs associated with migrating to the platform, including data migration, training, and potential downtime during the transition.
- Compliance and Data Protection: Highlight how Sitecore XM Cloud will manage compliance and data protection, as well as any disaster recovery or backup solutions they offer.
- Support and Maintenance: Explain the level of support and maintenance provided by UNRVLD, including updates, patches, and troubleshooting.
- Timeline and Implementation Plan: Outline a clear timeline for the migration process, including key milestones and responsibilities. A well-defined plan shows that you've thought through the logistics.
- Alternative Solutions: Mention any alternative options you considered and explain why this is the best choice among them.
- Conclusion and Recommendation: Summarise the key points, present your recommendation to move, and make a persuasive case for its adoption.
- Executive Summary: Create a concise executive summary that encapsulates the main points of your business case for easy reference by decision-makers.
- Stakeholder Buy-In: Ensure you have the support and buy-in of key stakeholders and decision-makers within your organisation. Tailor your presentation to their specific concerns and interests.
- Continuous Evaluation: After migration, continuously monitor and assess the performance of the migration against your initial objectives. Adjust your strategy as needed to maximise its benefits.
Let UNRVLD’s experts help you build your business case for a seamless migration to Sitecore XM Cloud. Get in touch to let us help you lead the way.