Before You Purchase Customized Software, Make Sure You Are Protected
By: Paul Rubell
Every company wants to grow, but expansion presents complexity and challenges, and requires more sophisticated computer systems. An early stage company can manage nicely with off-the-shelf software for accounting and customer relations management, but for a more mature company, custom-built software may be the right choice. The need to automate supply- side functions (including sources of supply, vendor relationships and logistics) as well as sell-side aspects (including inventory control, shipment and invoicing) calls for customized computing solutions that fit your unique needs.
A large-scale software solution can be a six-figure investment, so keep the following in mind…