Proof of Concept (PoC)

Proof of Concept (PoC) is a crucial stage in developing and implementing new technological solutions. The Proof of Concept service aims to verify the feasibility and effectiveness of a proposed solution before its full deployment by creating a pilot version of the entire project. With PoC, you can assess whether the proposed solution meets your requirements and if it’s worth investing in on a larger scale. By conducting a Proof of Concept, you can verify the solution’s effectiveness, allowing you to make informed business decisions based on objective data.

Proof of Concept (PoC) is a crucial stage in developing and implementing new technological solutions. The Proof of Concept service aims to verify the feasibility and effectiveness of a proposed solution before its full deployment by creating a pilot version of the entire project. With PoC, you can assess whether the proposed solution meets your requirements and if it’s worth investing in on a larger scale. By conducting a Proof of Concept, you can verify the solution’s effectiveness, allowing you to make informed business decisions based on objective data.

Who Needs Proof of Concept?

  • Companies considering new technologies or solutions: Those wanting to test their effectiveness in a specific environment first.
  • Organizations aiming to minimize risks and costs: Especially those related to new project investments.
  • Clients seeking proof of feasibility and benefits: Before deciding on full-scale implementation.

Challenges & Concerns Addressed by Proof of Concept

Proof of Concept is a tool that helps resolve numerous issues and doubts associated with implementing new technological solutions. PoC focuses on detailed analysis of project challenges, selecting appropriate tools and methods, and demonstrating implementation possibilities before undertaking the entire project. Here are the most common challenges Proof of Concept helps to address:

1. Is the solution feasible?
You may have doubts about whether the proposed technological solution is achievable in your specific environment. Proof of Concept verifies the technical feasibility of the solution, eliminating the risks associated with its implementation. Through rigorous testing phases, it checks whether the prototype or Proof of Concept meets specified goals and demonstrates the company’s capabilities.
2. Will the solution meet my business idea & requirements?
You may wonder if the new solution will truly meet your needs and achieve your business goals. Proof of Concept allows for functionality testing and evaluation to determine if the solution will deliver the expected benefits.
3. What are the costs and time required for implementation?
Uncertainty about the costs and company time needed for implementation might hold you back from making a decision. Proof of Concept enables accurate estimation of these factors, facilitating budget planning and project scheduling.
4. Are the chosen/existing solutions scalable and future-proof?
You want to ensure that the solution can grow with your business and adapt to future needs. Proof of Concept helps assess the scalability and flexibility of the solution.
5. What are the potential risks?
Every new technology comes with certain risks. Proof of Concept identifies potential problems and challenges that may arise during full implementation, allowing you to prepare in advance to limit unforeseen risks.
6. Will the solution be compatible with existing infrastructure?
Integrating a new solution with existing systems can be challenging. Proof of Concept checks compatibility and identifies any integration issues.
7. What will be the benefits and return on investment (ROI)?
You want to know the specific benefits the new solution will bring and if the investment will be profitable for your business development. Proof of Concept provides data and analysis to help evaluate ROI.
8. Does the solution comply with legal and regulatory requirements?
Compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, especially data protection, is crucial. Proof of Concept checks if the solution meets applicable standards and regulations.
9. How does the solution compare to the competition?
You may want to know how your solution compares to competing products. Proof of Concept enables analysis and comparison, helping you better understand your market position.
10. What are the best practices and recommendations?
You are looking for guidelines and best practices for implementing new technologies. Proof of Concept provides recommendations based on real tests and analyses.
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Proof of Concept Objectives

Feasibility Verification: Assess if the proposed technological solution can be realized.

Effectiveness Evaluation: Analyze if the solution meets specific business and technical goals, refining the scope to better understand client needs and readiness for a larger ecommerce platform.

Risk Minimization: Identify potential problems and challenges early on, selecting appropriate tools at the initial project stage to verify feasibility and compliance with legal requirements.

Cost Optimization: Avoid unnecessary expenses by testing the solution on a small scale before full implementation.

Proof of Concept Process

1. Defining Goals and Scope: Determine which aspects of the solution will be tested and what goals are to be achieved.

2. Planning and Preparation: Develop an action plan and prepare the resources needed and the testing environment.

3. Implementation: Conduct tests and verify the solution’s functionality, considering deployment possibilities. Evaluate the project’s feasibility and the tools and methods required for its execution.

4. Result Analysis: Assess the test results and conduct PoC to verify the project’s feasibility. Prepare a report with conclusions and recommendations for further actions, including compliance with legal requirements.

5. Presentation and Decision: Present the results and jointly decide on the next steps.

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Example Proof of Concept Activities

Verification of tracking tools: Ensure data collection tools are correctly configured and functioning as intended.

Analysis of consent implementation and regulations: Ensure the solution meets all legal and regulatory requirements for data protection.

Performance evaluation: Conduct speed and responsiveness tests across various devices.

Technical SEO: Analyze technical aspects of the site, such as URL structure, meta tags, headers, to ensure optimal visibility in search results.

User interface analysis: Evaluate usability and accessibility to ensure the interface is intuitive and user-friendly.

Competitor comparison: Analyze competitive solutions to identify best practices and potential improvement areas.

Technical platform analysis: Verify elements like page load times, implementation of CWV (Core Web Vitals), and other technical performance indicators.

Regulation compliance review: Check if the platform meets legal requirements for data processing and cookies.

Conducting Proof of Concept allows for:

Verification and testing of new technological solutions: Minimizing the risk of implementing a product that doesn’t meet customer expectations.

Building trust between IT companies and clients: Leading to increased sales and a positive market image by evaluating and testing new solutions before their purchase or implementation.

Key Benefits of Proof of Concept

Risk Reduction: Minimize risks associated with implementing new technologies by identifying and resolving potential issues through detailed analysis.

Time and Resource Savings: Avoid unnecessary investments in full-scale deployment of unverified solutions by evaluating project feasibility.

Better Decision-Making: Make informed decisions based on real data and test results.

Solution Customization: Allow for modifications and improvements at an early stage, ensuring the solution is better tailored to your needs.

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Costs

Proof of Concept is generally conducted at relatively low costs, as it focuses on key technological aspects.

The primary question is how complex the concept is that you want to test. Does it require integration with custom solutions specific to your company, or with one of the off-the-shelf solutions? This affects the size of the needed team and the execution time, ultimately impacting the cost.

Choosing the right tools to minimize costs and verify specific solutions’ feasibility is crucial. According to our experience, Proof of Concept costs around €10,000.

FAQ

How long does it take to conduct Proof of Concept?

The duration depends on the project’s specifics, but typically it takes from a few weeks to a few months. The exact schedule is determined individually based on the project’s needs and requirements.

What resources are needed to conduct Proof of Concept?

Technical resources such as hardware and software, and human resources including the project team and technical experts. Exact requirements are determined during the Proof of Concept planning stage.

Why conduct Proof of Concept?

Besides the benefits mentioned above, Proof of Concept allows checking if the new solution is technically feasible and what business benefits it may bring, helping to assess the return on investment (ROI). Rapid prototyping enables testing and gathering feedback, increasing the chances of full implementation success. PoC project provides concrete data for informed decision-making and checks if the chosen solution will be compatible with your current infrastructure. It also offers an opportunity to understand the collaboration process with our team, building mutual trust and better preparation for future project stages. Proof of Concept process enhances your company’s competitiveness by quickly introducing innovative solutions.

What if Proof of Concept shows the solution is not feasible?

If Proof of Concept shows the solution is not feasible, you will have the opportunity to adjust your strategy before full implementation. We can jointly identify alternative solutions or make necessary modifications to achieve the intended goals.

Can Proof of Concept (PoC) be useful for existing systems?

Yes, PoC can also be useful for existing systems. It can help in assessing and optimizing current technological solutions and identifying areas needing improvement.

What are the differences between PoC (Proof of Concept) and MVP (Minimum Viable Product)?

Proof of Concept (PoC) and Minimum Viable Product (MVP) are two different approaches used in the process of developing and implementing new technological solutions. Below are the key differences between them:

Proof of Concept vs Minimum Viable Product

Proof of Concept (PoC): Focuses on verifying technological feasibility through detailed testing phases, conducted internally with a narrow scope. The outcome is a report with recommendations.

Minimum Viable Product (MVP): Focuses on verifying value and market acceptance, made available to end-users with a broader scope. The outcome is a functioning product ready for further development.

Can PoC be useful for evaluating new technologies like AI or blockchain?

Yes, PoC is particularly useful for evaluating new and complex technologies such as AI, blockchain, or IoT. It allows testing these technologies in controlled conditions before full implementation.

What are the risks associated with conducting Proof of Concept?

The risks associated with conducting PoC are usually smaller than with full implementation since Proof of Concept aims to identify and minimize these risks. They may include technology infeasibility, non-compliance with business requirements, unsatisfactory performance, or integration problems.

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Our Proof of Concept (PoC) service could be the answer to your challenges.

  • Eliminate risk: Test new technologies in a controlled environment and avoid surprises.
  • Make better decisions: Get clear, data-driven information to help you assess whether it’s worth investing.
  • Optimise costs: Test scalability and efficiency without committing a lot of resources.

Gain certainty and security. Share your email with us — we’ll set up a meeting to discuss whether PoC can help validate your technology challenges. Our service provide valuable insights and addresses pain points, ensuring an improved version of your technological solutions.

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