Various factors play a role in the "make or buy" analysis. All of these factors must be taken into account when it comes to the question of whether to procure I/O system software as a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) or to develop it internally.
Probably the most difficult to evaluate is the emotional attachment to in-house developed legacy solutions.
This white paper examines the specific advantages and disadvantages of buying a solution on the one hand and in-house development on the other in the area of E/E system development - a process also referred to as the "make-or-buy" decision.
- How the processes in E/E system development and the solution approaches in software selection have changed
- Which players are involved in the decision-making process
- Technical considerations for system functions