Custom software is NOT always the right answer.  

While we love to work on fun projects, our clients success as a business is far more important.  If custom software isn’t right for you, we don’t want to build it. 

We’ve created a 2-part video series discussing why you should NOT build custom software or update your legacy system.

October 6th – Don’t build custom software to save money over an off the shelf product

First, we’ll be talking about custom software. In our first episode of Why Not to Build Custom Software, David discusses how custom software won’t save you money over an off the shelf product. 

October 20th – Don’t build custom software if you need a solution right now

This latest episode discusses speed and timing: if you’re trying to save time or have a solution soon, custom software isn’t for you.

November 3rd – Don’t build custom software if your problem is very small

David has returned for the next episode of Why Not to Build Custom Software. 

This week, he discusses why custom software won’t be able to solve your ‘small’ problems. 

November 17th – Don’t re-write your legacy system until you have a plan based on business value and risk

Time to switch gears! The second half of our Why Not to Build Custom Software series will discuss Legacy Systems and why you don’t need to rewrite them.

David’s words of advice this week: “Do not re-write your legacy software UNTIL you have a plan that factors in business value AND risk.”

How do you incorporate business values and risks into your plan? “Assess what areas of your legacy system drive the most value, what areas are the most risky, and tackle the easy targets first.” 

December 1st – Don’t re-write your legacy system unless you know exactly how much it’s costing you

Our topic this week is all about waiting to rewrite until you know exactly how much the legacy system is costing you

December 15th – Don’t re-write your legacy system if the only reason is that a newer technology would be better

It’s our grand finale! Why Not to Build Custom Software’s final episode will discuss why you should not rewrite your legacy software if the only reason is wanting newer technology.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our series about why you shouldn’t build custom software or rewrite your legacy system.

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