A POC is a “mini-implementation” in a compressed timeframe to try out the software. You have a team on our end helping at every step. You get the software integrated to your system and you have hands-on time. The software can be installed on your network server or run from a PlanetTogether hosted server.
At the end of the POC, if you purchase the system then all the work you completed in the POC rolls forward, saving time and cost on the final go-live steps. If you decide not to move forward with a purchase, then you’ve only spent limited time and money and you retain all the documentation and knowledge about your requirements and processes that we’ve developed together.
Why do a POC?:
Prove to yourself and your team that with PlanetTogether you will solve your specific challenges. Provide detailed results to your c-suite to justify the monetary benefits of the investment. The POC essentially allows you to implement the system without having to purchase it first.
With the POC, you can use the system with your data. In most cases, this is done through a live integration to your other systems so you can test-drive the integration too. You can implement important details and production constraints for a more comprehensive pilot. You will also receive training and support for your team as needed. Plus you can try out multi-plant and other advanced software features that are not available in the Free Trial.
The POC is available on a month-to-month basis. A typical POC lasts 1-3 months, depending upon how complex your needs are and how much time you want your people to have to work with and refine the system.