Pros and Cons of Custom vs Out-of-the-Box Software

A difficult decision is made each day across all types of organizations trying to automate processes.  Organizations try to decide whether to invest in an out-of-the-box solution, or they spend the time and resources developing a solution for their specific needs. Neither choice results in an optimal decision long-term.

For most, it comes down to two Options:

Out-of-the-Box (one size fits all) 

Pros:  
Deployed immediately. 
Less expensive than custom 

Cons:   
Limited flexibility 
Forced to change business practices to conform to software 
Doesn’t integrate with existing systems 
 

Customized Solution (or Homegrown) 

Pros:  
Get it exactly the way you want it (assumes unlimited time and resources) 

Cons:   
Custom software projects can take years to perfect 
Typically takes more time and money than expected 
Difficulties of ongoing maintenance – time, money, and expertise 
All custom or homegrown systems have an expiration date forcing you to start from scratch eventually

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What if you could have the best of both: 

StrataFlows offers the best of both worlds – affordable, quick implementation, and customized for your organization.  Our no code low code platform has a 10-year history where we have created more than 40+ modules for manufacturing, logistics, construction, municipalities, and the service industry.  We can create solutions tailored to your needs in days, not months or years.  Even if your desired solution doesn’t fit within our 40+ created modules, it can be created from scratch.  If you can define your process, we will build it in as little as a few days.  StrataFlows is used by the largest fortune 500 companies and is also used by small and medium size businesses across all industries.

If you would like to learn more, Visit StrataFlows website or Schedule a Brief Web Call with one of our product specialists.

 
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