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How to get started with VR for Enterprise?


How to get started with VR for Enterprise?

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In recent years, VR has become an indispensable tool for businesses in Enterprise settings.

According to Forbes, Business Corporations such as Walmart, Renault Trucks, and BAE Systems are employing immersive technologies to drive efficiencies, and these companies are seeing a strong return on investment.


According to a report from the Capgemini Research Institute, 82 percent of companies currently implementing XR say the benefits are either meeting or exceeding their expectations. This is laying a positive foundation for the widespread business adoption of XR.

Companies are conducting VR-based training programs for their employees and are claiming a reduction in training time by 40 percent and improvement in employees performance by 70 percent as compared to traditional methods. 

Advancements in VR hardware and software has made the technology more accessible and easier to implement in business contexts.


If you're considering integrating VR into your enterprise, here's a detailed guide to help you get started.


What is VR for Enterprise?

VR for Enterprise helps companies employ Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality to solve business related challenges and improve collaboration internally and with external stakeholders. It provides advanced tools that help seamlessly scale projects, enhance productivity, manage users and devices and improve company wide collaboration while maintaining the highest security standards where companies can innovate in ways that traditional methods cannot.


What are the Use Cases for VR in Enterprise?

Enterprises can harness VR in various ways, depending on their industry and business goals. 

Broad categories of use cases can be found in Meta ISV directory as shown below:


Meta ISV Directory

Credit: Meta ISV Directory

Here are some common use cases that we’ve seen successful ROI from our perspective:


1. Enhanced Learning and Training

VR allows employees to simulate real-world scenarios, making training more engaging and effective. For example, safety training can take place in a virtual factory, allowing employees to learn about potential hazards without risking their safety. One of our Clients at Sentio VR Windover Construction, uses VR for safety training and OSHA compliance at their firm, which helps in Conducting effective safety training for staff members, including those who are not directly involved in the construction process.

Employee training & Review in VR

2. Remote collaboration in real-time with key stakeholders

With remote work becoming more common, VR bridges the gap between geographies. Immersive virtual meetings allow you to collaborate with the internal teams or clients across geographies in real-time without being physically present in the same room. This is especially useful for Enterprises that have offices and teams across the globe, reducing the need for travel while enhancing communication and making these virtual meetings more interactive and productive. This level of engagement can significantly improve teamwork and streamline project timelines. One of our clients Harris Doyle uses Sentio’s real-time collaboration with the clients which not only helped them win more projects but also improved their communication with clients which resulted in increased engagement and more trusting relationship with the clients. 





3. Immersive Reviews and presentations in VR

Enterprises are using VR technology to conduct reviews and presentations by virtually walking through the designs and spaces immersively and taking real-time feedback via annotations, notes. It helps clients and the teams visualize the final product, identify potential issues in a true-to-scale environment before anything is built which saves the companies a lot of rework and helps to be on the same page be it with the internal teams or clients.  Learn how Harris Doyle saved $10,000 on a single project by identifying issues and  visualizing the design in 3D.


Immersive Design Reviews and presentations in VR

Finding the Right Vendor: VR for Work

Choosing the right VR vendor is crucial to the success of your enterprise VR project. Look for vendors with a strong track record in the enterprise space and a robust support system. Consider these factors when selecting a VR vendor:


1. Right Vendor for your specific use case

When selecting a VR vendor, it's crucial to choose one with expertise in the specific use case you intend to implement. To find these vendors, consider using resources like Meta's ISV directory , which categorizes vendors by use case. This way, you can ensure that your chosen vendor has the right experience and is capable of delivering tailored solutions.

2. Compatibility and Integrations

When selecting a VR vendor, consider the compatibility of their technology with your existing systems. For example, in the case of Design & Construction firms, it is crucial to bring in your existing CAD/CAM files through direct integrations to save time for the team to leverage existing workflows. 


3. VR at scale

Your vendor should provide solutions that are customizable according to your specific needs and helps you deploy VR at scale in your enterprise and ensure VR implementation can accommodate increasing numbers of VR users, VR devices and expanding use cases. At Sentio VR, we help Enterprise customers streamline their VR projects with a hassle-free APK-based workflow, simplifying the deployment and management of VR applications across your organization.


4. Security and Compliance

Security should be a top priority when choosing a VR vendor. Ensure the vendor's platform has robust security features to protect sensitive data and prevent unauthorized access.  Sentio VR is ISO 27001 certified delivering the highest security standards and providing advanced user management modules to bring team members, assign projects and use password-protected sharing for security for your data, which ensures that your business information remains protected, and your VR implementation aligns with industry best practices.


3 Considerations for Successful VR implementation

To ensure a smooth rollout of VR in your enterprise you need take in account the following considerations:


1. Setting up a Proof-of-concept


Once you have defined the use cases and shortlisted vendors, the key to finding whether there is a fit with your enterprise workflow is to do a well-defined proof-of-concept. This allows you to define clearly what success looks like in a timeframe of not more than 3 months and also allows you to build a case for key decision-makers in the company before making any decisions or purchases


2. Using a Mobile Device Management


Similar to the world of mobile devices, the key to ensure a smooth experience with VR programs is choosing the right Mobile Device Management software. In this post, we have written extensively about how to manage your XR devices. MDM allows you to manage your VR headsets centrally, making it easier to deploy updates, monitor usage, and enforce security policies. By using MDM, you can streamline the management of VR devices, reducing operational costs and ensuring a consistent user experience across your organization. This is especially important for enterprises with multiple offices or a large fleet of VR headsets.

3. Continuous onboarding and support


Enterprise VR is different due to the scale and complexity involved in implementing new technologies for a broad audience across multiple offices and timezones. In this regard, it is not sufficient to have a software that solves a company's need but critical to support the initiative with continuous onboarding and training exercises. It is common for technology to evolve and improve quickly in the VR/AR space with new headsets, use cases and advancements every few months and ensuring that the vendor commits to frequent training and onboarding sessions can be the difference between a very successful program and a disappointing outcome. 


Conclusion

Virtual Reality offers businesses a way to move beyond traditional practices, providing tools for immersive training, real-time collaboration, and unique customer experiences. By integrating VR into your enterprise, you can improve employee skills, make team communication more engaging, and establish more trusting relationships with clients.


Choosing Sentio VR as your VR vendor gives you the access to a platform that provides Highest security standards to keep your data safe and helps you simplify your VR journey on each step whether it is helping you find the right use cases to supporting device management through MDM or provide personalized sessions for training and onboarding. 


If you want to employ VR at your Enterprise, take a 14 days free trial at Sentio VR or get in touch with us directly!

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