There are a new of ways of implementing a new system...
- Takes the minimal time and effort
- The new system is up and running immediately
- If the new system fails, there is no back-up system, so data can be lost
Eventually, the old system will be stopped, but only when the new system has been proven to work.
- If anything goes wrong with the new system, the old system will act as a back-up.
- The outputs from the old and new systems can be compared to check that the new system is running correctly
- Entering data into two systems, and running two systems together, takes a lot of extra time and effort
- Allows users to gradually get used to the new system
- Staff training can be done in stages
- If a part of the new system fails, there is no back-up system, so data can be lost
Once the pilot system is running successfully, the new system is introduced to the all of the business / organisation.
- All features of the new system can be fully trialled
- If something goes wrong with the new system, only a small part of the organisation is affected
- The staff who were part of the pilot scheme can help train other staff.
- For the office / department doing the pilot, there is no back-up system if things go wrong