Proof of Concept: The importance of proving the value of your project 

Implementing tech isn’t just about doing something ‘cool’. It’s about implementing something that is helpful to people, that is feasible and that is profitable or helps cut costs dramatically.  

The right software implementation gives you many benefits such as: 

  • Communication and transparency between departments 
  • Valuable insights from Analytics 
  • Better customer engagements  
  • Quick scalability 
  • Flexibility 
  • Greater productivity  
  • Enhanced security  

 

You might know this, but are your Board of Directors convinced?  

 

We use POC’s to demonstrate that a solution could be implemented, and it could result in certain goals that are beneficial. Every organisation has different processes and systems in place. Therefore, every implementation will go differently and a POC prepares you for the possible obstacles you might need to look at going into it.  

Having a POC can show the Executives or Board exactly what the implementation will be worth and what their investment is going to result in. It proves that implementing software will deliver your requirements, and if not your exact requirements, the missing gaps in functionalities to meet your requirements.  

When you show the POC to all the stakeholders and contributors in a project, it starts a platform for collaboration, giving each member the opportunity to give feedback.  

A POC also gives you the chance to check scalability. Can it be scaled to accommodate the business across countries, teams, departments, and languages?  

REMEMBER: Creating a POC is far cheaper and less time-consuming than implementing a failed project.  

 

When do you need to do a Proof of Concept?  

  • When you need to prove the value that a project will bring 
  • To test if there are any limitations to the solution 
  • To demonstrate its functionality 
  • To determine if the project will match the end users’ expectations 

 

A Proof of Concept example  

Many different industries use Proof of Concepts extensively. The movies Sin City and 300 both used POC’sThey were initially short films shot in front of a green screen and all props and backgrounds were computer-generated. With Sin City, the short film became the prologue of the film. They needed this to show people the concept of the movie and see if it got the same enthusiasm from all stakeholders.  

Pixar creates many shortanimated films using techniques they’ve never used before as proof of concepts for upcoming films, such as the appearing whale, for the production of Finding Nemo.  

 

If you are considering implementing Dynamics 365, but don’t know where to begin, or have a use-case in mind that you think Dynamics could answer or even want to test the capabilities against your real-world processes, then this is what Proof of Concept on Dynamics 365 entails:

  • Pre-engagement questionnaire 
  • Series of workshops to understand key business processes and requirements 
  • High-level implementation plan and next steps. 
  • Logical solution architecture overview for the Proof of Concept as well as beyond.  
  • FitGap analysis to match your requirements to the capabilities of Dynamics 365 and to determine a score against the out-of-the-box functionality of the chosen solution. Using the cloud and Power Platform, you can minimise customisations and use it as is to get a more complete and robust solution. 
  • Proof of concept with key functionalities that gives all stakeholders the confidence that the project is well-fitted for your organisation. This is when features can be thoroughly tested and the possibility of taking them into a live implementation is possible. 

 

Our Proof of Concept development service is available on AppSource for you to have a look at and purchase should you wish to create a case for an upcoming project.  

Contact us on hello@ec.co.za to find out more. 

Proof of Concept: The importance of proving the value of your project 

Implementing tech isn’t just about doing something ‘cool’. It’s about implementing something that is helpful to people, that is feasible and that is profitable or helps cut costs dramatically.  

The right software implementation gives you many benefits such as: 

  • Communication and transparency between departments 
  • Valuable insights from Analytics 
  • Better customer engagements
  • Quick scalability 
  • Flexibility 
  • Greater productivity  
  • Enhanced security  

 

You might know this, but are your Board of Directors convinced?  

 

We use POC’s to demonstrate that a solution could be implemented, and it could result in certain goals that are beneficial. Every organisation has different processes and systems in place. Therefore, every implementation will go differently and a POC prepares you for the possible obstacles you might need to look at going into it.  

Having a POC can show the Executives or Board exactly what the implementation will be worth and what their investment is going to result in. It proves that implementing software will deliver your requirements, and if not your exact requirements, the missing gaps in functionalities to meet your requirements.  

When you show the POC to all the stakeholders and contributors in a project, it starts a platform for collaboration, giving each member the opportunity to give feedback.  

A POC also gives you the chance to check scalability. Can it be scaled to accommodate the business across countries, teams, departments, and languages?  

REMEMBER: Creating a POC is far cheaper and less time-consuming than implementing a failed project.  

 

When do you need to do a Proof of Concept?  

  • When you need to prove the value that a project will bring 
  • To test if there are any limitations to the solution 
  • To demonstrate its functionality 
  • To determine if the project will match the end-users’ expectations 

 

A Proof of Concept example  

Many different industries use Proof of Concepts extensively. The movies Sin City and 300 both used POC’sThey were initially short films shot in front of a green screen and all props and backgrounds were computer-generated. With Sin City, the short film became the prologue of the film. They needed this to show people the concept of the movie and see if it got the same enthusiasm from all stakeholders.  

Pixar creates many shortanimated films using techniques they’ve never used before as proof of concepts for upcoming films, such as the appearing whale, for the production of Finding Nemo.  

 

If you are considering implementing Dynamics 365, but don’t know where to begin, or have a use-case in mind that you think Dynamics could answer or even want to test the capabilities against your real-world processes, then this is what Proof of Concept on Dynamics 365 entails:

  • Pre-engagement questionnaire 
  • Series of workshops to understand key business processes and requirements 
  • High-level implementation plan and next steps. 
  • Logical solution architecture overview for the Proof of Concept as well as beyond.  
  • FitGap analysis to match your requirements to the capabilities of Dynamics 365 and to determine a score against the out-of-the-box functionality of the chosen solution. Using the cloud and Power Platform, you can minimise customisations and use it as is to get a more complete and robust solution. 
  • Proof of concept with key functionalities that gives all stakeholders the confidence that the project is well-fitted for your organisation. This is when features can be thoroughly tested and the possibility of taking them into a live implementation is possible. 

 

Our Proof of Concept development service is available on AppSource for you to have a look at and purchase should you wish to create a case for an upcoming project.  

Contact us on hello@ec.co.za to find out more.

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