Extract from Jennifer Bantelman's article "The 4 Key Components of a Successful Proof of Concept Test"
De-Risking an Enterprise Software Purchase There are a lot of exciting things happening in legal technology, and you have finally made the case to start taking advantage of them. Whether you are ready to replace broken, clunky, or arcane systems or upgrade from a manual process, this is sure to be an exciting time. You are looking to engage long term with a new vendor and solution, so it’s important to make sure it’s a good fit. To help you validate this, you may want to do a proof of concept.
A proof of concept serves a few purposes. First, it allows you to validate that the system does what you were told it does. Second, it lets your users actually use the software, giving you a good idea of what your future usability and adoption will look like. Third, and perhaps most importantly, it lets you get to know your vendor.
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