A proof of concept (POC) is a demonstration of our Application/ Solution to confirm if it can work in a real-world application. It is usually a prototype that is developed involving a small number of users that is designed to determine feasibility in a typical client working environment. A POC helps establish whether a system satisfies certain technology/ business requirements and asses the financial/operational viability. The overall objective of a POC is to find solutions to technical problems, such as how systems can be integrated or throughput can be achieved through a given configuration.
A proof of concept can help a prospective client identify potential technical and logistical issues that might interfere with a successful deployment. It also provides the opportunity for the client to solicit internal feedback about a product or service, while reducing unnecessary risk and exposure and providing the opportunity for stakeholders to assess a solution before making a full fledged investment.
A POC also address how the proposed product or service will support business goals. It includes clearly defined criteria for success, documentation for how the proof of concept will be carried out, an evaluation component and a proposal for how to move forward should the POC prove to be successful. It is important to determining how an envisioned product or service will ultimately be delivered to users with the fewest number of flaws