Many people feel more comfortable buying an existing solution they can see and touch rather than building an application for their needs. This is a sound strategy if you can find a product that comes close to fitting your needs or if you are willing to adjust your business processes to fit the software. MAPSYS can help you research vendor solutions, assist in picking a vendor and help you manage the project. Also, MAPSYS can provide value in supplementing vendor solutions with reporting, custom inquiries, and enhancements to fill in gaps the solution may not address.
If a pre-built solution is not a close fit however, the time and cost of alterations, implementation, training, data conversion, and making process changes can make for an expensive sometimes ill-fitting solution.