Feasibility Study Report
A feasibility study is the analysis of the practicability of a proposed idea. It takes all of a project’s relevant factors into account—including economic, technical, legal, and scheduling considerations—to ascertain the likelihood of completing the project successfully. Feasibility studies also can provide a company’s management with crucial information that could prevent the company from entering blindly into risky businesses.
A properly researched and executed feasibility study is capable of clearly identifying possible issues that can arise when a project is implemented, understanding financial, operational and other potential organizational impacts. It determines if the project will be productive after considering all the influencing factors.
If you want a feasibility study that helps answer your concerns, provide a planned perspective and an independent view to your optimistic ideas, our organizational consultants have extensive experience in making business plans and conducting feasibility studies.
Benefits of conducting Feasibility Study
- Helps narrow down the different business plans
- Channels the business to the right direction
- A detailed study of the market helps the businesses to identify the available opportunities.
- Address the weaknesses of their competitors
The internal and external market conditions are studied in this phase. The prevailing and the future market conditions are analyzed, the dominant players are identified, and their strengths and weaknesses are determined to bridge the gap. The product/service being introduced is compared to the existing products/services, distinguishing features that create an edge over the existing products is understood and whether it solves any ‘need’ of the market is analyzed. The receptiveness of target customers is studied, delivery channels are identified and value proposition to the customers are determined in this phase.
- Field Research
- Personal interview
- Telephone interview
- Desk Research Internal Sources
- Sales figure
- Accounting sources
- Customer’s complaints and comments
- Sales representative report
- Online Research
- Search engines
- Other databases online
- Sales representative report
- Printed Research
- Business statistics
- Industrial market research reports
- Business directories
- Other Market Analysis
- Market Trend
- Market Segment
- Targeted Customers
- Target Market Analysis
- Pricing Strategy
- Competitive Condition
The start-up costs, operating costs, financing methods, and Profitability are analyzed in this step. The legal costs, capital acquiring costs, and fixed and variable costs are calculated at this stage. The mode of raising funds, through loans, from investors, or other ways are determined. Understanding the implications and costs are related to the financing options. The projected income and expected Return on Income are also ascertained. The supplier and customer terms of payment are also determined to ensure healthy cash flow. General contents of every financial feasibility will have the following:
- Financial Summary,
- Projected Statement of Financial Position
- Income Statement
- Cash Flow Statement
- Notes & Explanations of the Financial Projections.
- Ratio Analysis VI BEP
The resources necessary for the business are analyzed in this step. The hardware / Software requirements, source and availability of Capital assets and whether an expansion or change in line can be accommodated with the capital being invested are some of the aspects to be determined regarding facilities and equipment. Manpower requirements, the technical knowledge they should possess, training that should be provided and competency and experience of managers are the aspects to be considered regarding labor and management.
- The cost of the technology
- Costs for technological development
- Costs for the consultancy support (design and implementation)
- Costs for the organization for piloting training
- Running cost.
The time frame to set up the business is decided in this stage. Though market analysis takes time, a viable business plan must be executed within a set time frame as the market is very dynamic. The business plan should be turned to reality within the stipulated time to ensure that the company’s goals and objectives are met.
We use the PIECES framework which helps in identifying the problems to be solved and their urgency:
- Performance– Whether the modes of operation provide adequate throughput and response time?
- Information– Whether the end-users and managers utilize with timely, pertinent, accurate and usefully formatted information?
- Economy – Whether the mode of operation provides cost-effective information services to the business? Could there be a reduction in costs and/or an increase in benefits?
- Control – Whether the mode of operation offers effective controls to protect against fraud and to guarantee accuracy and security of data and information?
- Efficiency– Whether the mode of operation make maximum use of available resources, including people, time & the flow of forms?
- Services – Whether the mode of operation provides reliable service? Is it flexible and expandable?