Success Path
Everything you need to get started with augmented reality

Create a Measurement Plan

One of the most important steps in your AR implementation is to be specific about how you will measure success. In order to report your return on investment, you must measure key performance indicators: Determine your goals, define your plan, and establish a clear baseline.

Determine goals and metrics

What is the goal of your AR use case and how can you measure success? Establishing a measurable goal and quantifiable metrics will keep your implementation on track and enable you to gain momentum once your goal is accomplished.


Depending on your AR use case, there are a variety of metrics to consider. Some examples include:

  • Reduce assembly time by 10 percent
    How? By providing clear and easy-to-understand work instructions that entry-level operators can now complete
  • Reduce training costs by 15 percent
    How? By creating dynamic work instructions that service trainees can easily comprehend, reuse, and update
  • Lower rework and scrap costs by 15 percent
    How? With better training and more accurate work instructions reduce errors
  • Increase first-time fix rate by 10 percent
    How? Providing up-to-date instructions when and where workers need them to minimize return visits

Don't forget to also document "soft" metrics such as customer satisfaction and employee confidence.

If your organization is leveraging IoT (Internet of Things) data, you have more measurement possibilities. Explore whether you have access to IoT data through ThingWorx or other software: contact your PTC sales representative to learn more.

Document your measurement plan

After you identify the goal and metrics your organization will track, it’s important to document and share your measurement plan.

In your measurement plan, include:

  • Short-term and long-term goals
  • Key metrics
  • How you will measure key metrics
  • The timeline for your measurement plan
  • Who will gather and record the metrics
  • Dates to share progress and outcomes with stakeholders

Establish baseline metrics

Before you deploy Vuforia Studio, you must document your organization's "as-is" state. If you fail to establish baseline metrics, it will be difficult to measure whether your AR initiative had a meaningful effect on your organization. For example, if you're trying to reduce training time on a particular procedure, quantify how long it takes to train individuals on that procedure today, using your current method. In this example, consider not only the time it takes to train the individual, but also the time required from the subject matter expert performing the training.

Establishing your baseline metrics will help prove the value of augmented reality.

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