To Build or Buy
We often hear this question from prospective clients. The popular “Build or Buy” Conundrum.
Many clients start off using off-the-shelf (OTS) or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, but find that over time, these solutions can no longer accommodate their growing needs.
Consider Your Company’s Situation
You should consider developing a custom web application if any of the following are true of your company’s situation:
- You need unique features and functionality specific to your company or industry.
- You have specific workflows that your OTS or SaaS solution cannot accommodate.
- You have third-party software that you would like to integrate, but your OTS or SaaS solution cannot accommodate these integrations.
Evaluate the Long-Term Investment
Often times, custom development has a higher initial development cost than OTS or SaaS solutions; however, many clients find that investing in custom solutions is actually more cost-effective in the long-run.
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