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Software build vs. buy

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Whether you have legacy software systems or are starting with a clean slate, should you build custom software to meet your needs, or buy commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software? In Legacy EHS Software: (Re)Build or Buy? Jill Barson Gilbert examines the pros and cons of the build vs. buy options. To determine if build, buy or a hybrid solution is best, conduct an objective assessment. “Build” and “buy” are appropriate for different reasons for different organizations.

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Author: Jill Barson Gilbert

Founder, President & CEO of Lexicon Systems, LLC, an independent management consulting firm in Houston, TX. Thought leader on environment, health & safety (EHS) and sustainability software. Trusted advisor on strategic planning and strategic marketing issues.

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