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Using the Platform Business Model Canvas allows you to map your platform business incl. new components like multiple customer segments, network effects, multiple revenue streams, etc.
The Platform Value Canvas define the value network of stakeholders of your platform. It helps to validate the value proposition and if it provides enough benefit for each stakeholder segment to join and interact with the platform.
The Platform Services Canvas helps you to define appropriate services you as the platform owner have to provide to facilitate onboarding, match making, transaction and engagement between the stakeholders.
No platform without IT. The Platform Architecture Canvas helps you to define the major components from interfaces (e.g. Apps, website, sensors) to connectivity to the backbone. This is important to understand the major infrastructure.
The Monetization Canvas defines a solid business case for your platform business by looking in detail to your revenue streams and your cost structure. It also helps you to test multiple monetization strategies.
The Stakeholder Relationship Canvas defines helps you to discover relationships between the different stakeholders and what kind of network effects could be leveraged.
The purpose of the Platform Strategy Canvas is to define your go-to-market and resource strategies incl. how you solve the chicken-egg-problem and how you deal with investors.
The Minimal Viable Canvas (simple) helps you to define the core starting features of your platform, based on the riskiest assumptions regarding desirability, viability and feasibility.
The Environment Scan Canvas helps you to discover and analyze important trends impacting your business, sector or broader ecosystems. Includes key technology trends, market trends, industry forces and macroeconomic forces.
The Minimal Viable Canvas (advanced) additionally considers existing assets (maybe you as a corporate have) and key resources. It provides a perfect tool to align on what needs to be tested & developed first.
The Platform Evolution Canvas is a strategy tool and helps you to define the phases of balanced growth of your customer segments (producers & consumers). It helps to visualize how you solve chicken-egg problem but also critical mass.
The Value Chain Scan Canvas supports you to understand relevant value chain actors and discover major inefficiencies as a great source for platformization. It also helps to understand money flows.
To support ideation of a portfolio of platform opportunities, the Platform Oppportunity Model Canvas facilitates to capture your ideas quickly. It is a stripped-down version of the platform business model canvas.
With the Platform Governance Canvas you can explore and define appropriate rules and governance elements to foster good behaviour or punish bad behaviour of the users.
The Stakeholder Persona Canvas helps you to perform a deep-dive into the pains / gains of your stakeholders. Also a great tool to use in validation interviews to test your assumptions.
The Problem Platform Fit Canvas is a matrix to match your platform offerings to the different stakeholders / users of your platforms. Helps you to better understand the diversity of the segments and the markets (long tail vs. niche).
The Network Effects Canvas helps you to discover same-side and cross-side network effects, their importance / relevance for your platform and how you can stimulate them. An essential source for exponential growth.
The USP-Canvas helps you to better understand how your platform compares to alternatives / competitive platforms and to define the right positioning strategies to win.