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Purchase a system versus when to develop it in-house

You are a manager in a company that has a lot of in-house IS expertise. What might be your key decision rules for when to purchase a system versus when to develop it in-house?

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Let us discuss the major issues of the decision making of purchasing versus developing system in-house. This is a part of Make or Buy decision. Sourcing has become critical part of the business and its vital for competitive advantage of the business.
Planning of these kind of decisions is very important for the success of the business. Proper planning will help in optimal utilization of resources and will lead to focusing on core competencies of the organization. I/T system acquisition is a part of Purchase planning. Before taking important decision of acquisition of the systems, proper detailing of the requirements should be spelled out. One should identify the business objectives, size of the project, ...

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