Custom Application Development
There are many scenarios where commercial off the shelf software (COTS) applications do not adequately support internal business processes. Extending the functionality of a COTS platform or developing a custom application is often the best alternative is such scenarios. The fact is, software development isn’t easy to do right but unfortunately is very easy to do wrong.
The biggest challenge in developing custom software is fully understanding and responding to the components that make up the total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) when developing a custom software strategy. It’s not that difficult to get an application up and operational that satisfies business requirements. However, getting across the goal line is only one small piece of the puzzle. Bill Kirwin of Gartner, who is considered the father of TCO, estimated that management, support and hidden downtime costs account for 85% of TCO.
Choosing the strategy that provides the lowest initial cost to get across the goal line can sometimes prove to be the most expensive alternative. This is because implications to training, licensing, management, support and productivity were neglected during the planning process. Therefore, choosing a technology partner who understands and accounts for all TCO and ROI components is critical. At Acrowire, we have a deep understanding and appreciation for all contributing factors of TCO and ROI and advise our clients accordingly.
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