By Attila Ambrus, COO of Lowcono Inc.
In today’s digital landscape, organizations are constantly faced with a critical decision: should they purchase commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software or invest in building custom software tailored to their specific needs? While the choice might seem straightforward, with COTS software often appearing as the quick and cost-effective solution, a closer look reveals that this route may come with hidden costs and limitations that merit serious consideration.
The Hidden Costs of COTS Software
COTS software, at first glance, promises a world of convenience—quick deployment, lower initial costs, and the promise of reliability. However, beneath this veneer of efficiency lie several hidden expenses and constraints that can