What is the CDAP Boost Your Business Technology Program?

Posted on April 06, 2023

Topics: IT Solutions

What is the CDAP Boost Your Business Technology Program?

Digital transformation has become an essential component of businesses worldwide, and SMEs in Ontario are no exception. As technology continues to evolve, it's essential to keep up with it to remain relevant and competitive.

To help Canadian businesses with this, the Government of Canada has launched the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) Boost Your Business Technology Program

In this article, we will delve into what this program is, how it can benefit small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), the eligibility requirements, and how OT Group can help your company with the program as a Certified Digital Advisor. 

What is the Canada Digital Adoption Program?

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) is an initiative by the Government of Canada to help Canadian businesses adopt digital technologies to remain competitive in a rapidly changing marketplace. 

The program offers various services, including workshops, training, and access to digital tools and technologies, to help businesses adopt digital technologies and achieve digital transformation within their organization. 

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What is the Boost Your Business Technology Program?

The Boost Your Business Technology Program is part of the CDAP initiative and aims to help small and medium-sized businesses adopt digital technologies to boost their operations' efficiency and productivity.

The program provides your SME with up to $15k to consult a Digital Advisor and develop a CDAP-approved digital adoption plan for your business.

The digital adoption plan must include the following elements:

  • Information about the current state of the SME, helping the digital advisor to understand their strategic goals, their business and process challenges, as well as the current baseline of their existing technology.
  • Technology options analysis, for those SMEs which already have some components of a digital strategy or analysis. With the digital advisor's expertise, the SME can identify what types of digital solutions it should consider and how those solutions align to its overall business goals.
  • A digital strategy and associated business benefits which take into account the SMEs governance and culture, its business model, its key processes, its current digital strategy, its work methods, its informational and technological capabilities as well as its cybersecurity maturity.
  • The implementation of a roadmap to identify key business actions to be done prior to adoption of digital solutions as well as a proposed list of technology projects or initiatives. 

For the main projects proposed in the digital adoption roadmap, the advisor will also provide high-level project timelines, dependencies and an appreciation for the costs, the complexity and level of change adopting these new technologies will require.

Since every SME has different needs, the digital adoption plan will be tailored to the specific requirements of each business. 

Other benefits of the program include: 

✔️ A free digital assessment tool to evaluate your business’s digital readiness.

✔️Get up to $100k in 0% interest loans to implement your digital adoption plan.

✔️Use a funded work placement to get a student or recent graduate to help with your digital transformation.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Boost Your Business Technology Program, a business must:

  1. be Canadian-owned
  2. be for-profit
  3. have 1 to 499 employees
  4. have had at least $500,000 and no more than $100 million in annual revenue in one of the last three years

How Can the Boost Your Business Technology Program Help Businesses?

The Boost Your Business Technology Program can help businesses in several ways. Here are a few benefits:

Adopting Digital Technologies

The program offers funding to businesses to adopt new digital technologies, such as e-commerce, digital marketing, and cybersecurity solutions. By adopting these technologies, businesses can improve their efficiency, productivity, and customer reach.

Access to Training and Workshops

The program offers businesses access to training and workshops to help them learn how to use new technologies effectively. This training can help businesses save time and resources by ensuring that they implement digital technologies efficiently and correctly.

Improved Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is an essential component of any business that operates online. The Boost Your Business Technology Program offers funding to businesses to adopt cybersecurity solutions to protect their operations from cyber threats. Working with a Certified Digital Advisor can also help SMEs to achieve CyberSecure Canada Certifications.

How to Apply for the Boost Your Business Technology Program?

To apply for the Boost Your Business Technology Program, eligible businesses must follow these steps:

1 - Check eligibility criteria: Visit the program's website to ensure that the business meets all eligibility requirements.

2 - Create an account: Create an account on the program's website to access the application form.

3 - Submit the application form: Complete the application form and provide all required information. Submit the application form through the program's website.

4 - Work with a Digital Advisor: Choose one of the program’s certified Digital Advisor’s to help build your SMEs very own digital adoption plan. 

5 - Collect your grant: Collect up to $15k to consult with your Digital Advisor. 

OT Group is a Certified Digital Advisor 

OT Group is proud to be a Certified Digital Advisor for the CDAP Boost Your Business Technology program. We can help businesses in Ontario create a digital adoption plan for a range of areas, including:

  • Voice Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Digital Transformation
  • Business Process Automation
  • Cybersecurity
  • CyberSecure Canada Certifications

Interested in learning more about the CDAP Boost Your Business Technology Program and, how as a Certified Digital Advisor, OT Group can help you maximize results? Get in touch with our team of experts today to learn more. 

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