Monday, 12 September 2011

Bespoke vs COTS

It seems that, lately, all that our sales people push are COTS packages, which I guess is fine. They are cheaper (possibly), quicker to deploy (maybe) and easier to maintain (not guaranteed), but unfortunately, require a significant level of understanding from the customer of what they are actually getting. Yes, they are customizable, some products even, extremely customizable, but that doesn't mean that you will be able to do everything that you want with it.  You will have to learn to compromise, if you want the application to do exactly what you want, then go bespoke and stop wasting everybody's time. We'd all be happier that way.

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