05-16-2005, 07:07 AM
As always, the answer is: "that depends." Certainly, if you're in need of a new word processor I'd suggest you buy. If you need to generate point of sale signs or labels you might be better to build. If the software exists to solve your requirements and it's tried and true then I'd say by. For example, it makes no sense to build your own G/L system, that's a commodity. Even for some very custom things it makes sense to buy then modify. I guess you'd have to supply more info before anyone can really comment. chuck Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employer. "crow001" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:6b24f968.-1@WebX.WawyahGHajS... > We are reaching a point in the next few months where we will be making > decisions regarding the replacement of certain areas of our software. I > know from previous experience, the argument of Buying software versus > Building our own is about to happen. > > I would love to get some opinions and experiences regarding this epic > battle. And if you know of any articles and/or white papers on the subject > I would love to get hold of them also. > > Thanks in advance.