Is it time for you to begin the software selection process? If so, you are probably weighing the pros and cons of a commercial-off-the-shelf solution (COTS) and a custom software solution. First, you should evaluate your business needs and goals. Thus, allowing you to determine any features you want in a software solution. Whether you are a large corporation or a small startup, choosing a solution can be a daunting task. To help make the selection process a little easier, we will discuss situations when you should lean towards custom development and when you should lean toward COTS.
When to decide on custom development:
When to decide on COTS:
So now what? Before you choose a solution, you should consider your budget, requirements, the timeline to implement a solution, and end goals. It is usually good to meet with key stakeholders so you can determine the above factors. Sometimes, having an outside source weigh in and provide expertise can help fast track the decision process. If you are ready to talk about a software solution, our consultants would love to hear from you!