COTS Software vs. Custom Software: Every Startup’s Dilemma
There are two sides to the commercial off-the-shelf (“COTS”) software versus custom software dilemma that startups and growing businesses face. On one hand, using COTS software can help your business become operational faster and usually more economically. You license some software. You install it. You go. Or perhaps you access it via “the Cloud” if you subscribe to a software program that enables user access via a software as a service (“SaaS”) model. If commercially available software meets your business process support requirements and suits your needs, then COTS software is a great option. If it’s something popular, like Microsoft. Read More.
Topics: commercial off-the-shelf "COTS", COTS software, Custom Software, customer relationship management “CRM”, Domestic Production Activities Deduction “DPAD”, DPAD, enterprise resource planning "ERP", PATH Act, Protecting Americans Against Tax Hikes Act "PATH Act", research and development, Software-as-a-Service "SaaS", tax credits