Deciding Whether to Build or Buy Order Management Software

By Regina Kwon Print this article Print

Project planner: Should you build ordering software yourself -- or buy what you need? Our assessment tool can help you make the decision.

PDF DownloadThese charts walk through the process of deciding whether to build a series of ordering applications in-house or to buy them. In this scenario, a continuous-flow manufacturer wants to improve its order fulfillment and inventory-tracking processes and to open them to customer and supplier networks.

Compare your options using our three-step spreadsheet tool, available as an Excel file (compressed)

Project planners may regard these tasks and costs as representative of projects of this size and scope, but should tailor assumptions to meet their own requirements.

This article was originally published on 2002-06-03
As Statistics Editor of Baseline magazine, Regina creates interactive tools, worksheets and project guides for technology managers. Before joining Ziff Davis, she worked as a technical program manager for a database company, where her projects included data management applications in XML, Java, Visual Basic and ASP. Her other experience includes running the new media department at Christie's Inc. and writing and editing for Internet World and PC Magazine. Regina received a B.A. from Yale.
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