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What is a PoC (Proof-of-concept)?

As mentioned in our previous article about Microsoft Fabric, we can offer a tailored Proof-of-Concept project (PoC) using your own data before you start a data management project. But what exactly does a PoC entail? In this blog, we aim to address all inquiries you may have on the subject.
4/25/24 12:46 PM Susan Dymling
A female and a male colleague receive an overview of a PoC.

What is a PoC (Proof-of-concept)?

Before proceeding with a data management project, it's essential to showcase its feasibility and value through a Proof of Concept (PoC). The primary aim of a PoC is to demonstrate that a concept functions effectively in real-world scenarios and can deliver the intended outcomes. When a project is in its initial stages and the organization is venturing into uncharted territory, assessing whether the investment in terms of time and resources is justified becomes crucial. It's vital to ascertain the project's technical feasibility and ensure that the anticipated costs align with the expected benefits.


At the beginning of a PoC, it is important to frame the requirements by identifying the essential components to define a description or evaluation for decision-making. This enables setting up the right actions for the test so that the PoC can highlight these assessment criteria.



Why is PoC important?

When facing a crucial technical decision for your company, conducting a PoC can be a critical opportunity to present concrete evidence that the proposed solution can solve the business problems that need to be addressed. By conducting a PoC, you increase the likelihood of successfully executing the project. A PoC serves as a compelling method for persuading decision-makers of the project's potential and its value in terms of organizational and business benefits.


Below are some things to keep in mind before starting a PoC.

  • Risk management 
    PoC helps minimize risks by identifying any problems early in the process It's preferable to uncover and rectify issues on a smaller scale rather than encountering them when the entire project is fully underway..

  • Decision-making
    By having access to a functioning PoC, decision-makers can make better-informed decisions about the project's future. It becomes clear if the concept is worth investing more time and money in.

  • Cost savings
    By avoiding starting large data warehouse projects that are not feasible, you can avoid wasting resources and time.

  • Creativity and innovation
    A PoC promotes creativity and innovation by allowing developers and teams to experiment and think outside the box to find the best solutions.

Proof-of-Concept aims to determine a project's profitability so that you can determine if your idea is worth pursuing and what may be required to realize the project.


What is important to understand before starting a PoC?

Before commencing a PoC, it's crucial to clearly outline your objectives. This involves establishing a shared vision, aligning expectations collaboratively, and framing the project accordingly.Below are some things to keep in mind before starting a PoC:

When planning to conduct a PoC, it is important to understand and consider the following aspects:

  • Goal: Clearly define the purpose of the PoC. What do you aim to prove or test with the PoC? What results do you anticipate achieving?


  • Measurable goals: Set up concrete and measurable goals and success criteria. This enables you to evaluate whether the PoC has achieved its objectives.


  • Resources: Identify the resources needed to carry out a PoC, such as time, budget, technology, and personnel. Makesure you have enough resources to complete the project.


  • Technical expertise: Make sure you have enough technical expertise or access to skilled individuals who can efficiently conduct a PoC.


  • Budget: Create a realistic budget for the PoC, including costs for equipment, software, labor, and other necessary expenses.


  • Timeline: Establish a clear timeline for the PoC project. It is important to have a realistic understanding of how long it will take.


  • Data collection: Plan and define what data will be collected during the PoC. This will be fundamental to evaluating results and drawing conclusions.


  • Risk management: Identify potential risks and develop a plan to address them if they arise during a PoC.


  • Communication: Regularly communicate with stakeholders and team members to keep everyone informed about progress and any challenges encountered.

  • Evaluation: After completing a PoC, carefully evaluate the results and decide whether to proceed with the project or if adjustments are needed before further development.

Having a clear plan and understanding of these aspects will facilitate the successful execution of a PoC and enable informed decision-making regarding the project's future.



We've seen Proof-of-Concept gaining popularity among our clients. At twoday, we focus on exploring concepts on a smaller scale to assess their viability for larger implementation. The key is to define the project scope carefully, making sure it's manageable yet comprehensive enough to uncover opportunities and challenges.

This versatile approach can be applied across different domains. At twoday, we often conduct a PoC with clients embarking on a data warehouse project.

If you need help in this area, we at twoday are here to share our expertise. Don't hesitate to contact us, and let's arrange a conversation!

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