Off-the-shelf software: The PROS
- Off-the-shelf software tends to be quite affordable. The cost of development can be spread over a large number of users.
- Off-the-shelf software can be very sophisticated (for example MS Excel or Word), as the revenue from a very large number of users generates resources which can be applied to its ongoing development.
Off-the-shelf-software: The CONS
- Off-the-shelf software can be highly complex. Take MS Word for example – there are so many tools within Word, you’ll probably be lucky to use 15-20% of them.
- Off-the-shelf software tends to be a compromise. By its very nature this software is designed for many different types of users, each with their own unique needs and requirements.
- Off-the-shelf software may take a long time to learn properly. This is because this software tends to be large and complicated as it is trying to accommodate all user needs.
- You may have to make adjustments to the software or alter the way that you work in order to fit in with the way that the software has been designed.
- You and your competitors are all operating at the same level, as the same system can be bought by your competitors, making it very difficult for you to gain a competitive advantage by using it.
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