Build vs Buy

Should you build a mobile barcoding solution in-house, or buy it pre-built from a vendor? What are the differences in cost, resources, and functionality? What are the hidden expenses or roadblocks? Download this insightful guide from the experts at RFgen Software to find out.

cover of RFgen Software white paper Build vs Buy: Should I build a mobile barcoding solution in-house, or buy it pre-built from a vendor?

How to Make the Right Choice for Your Business

Deciding between building a mobile data collection in-house or purchasing an out-of-the-box solution from a vendor is a weighty—and significant—decision. You have a talented IT team and you know what you want. But do you have a true understanding of the time and money required? Do you know the hidden costs and pitfalls?

Download our guide to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each approach, as well as how to gain the benefits of both.

This guide’s key points include:

  • Reasons you may consider building your own barcode and data collection solution.
  • Hidden challenges, drawbacks, and costs to building a homegrown solution.
  • Overlooked advantages in purchasing a ready-made solution, including total cost of ownership (TCO), ROI, and maintenance support.
  • How to gain the benefits of buying a pre-made solution AND building your own using low-code mobile app development (MADP) for self-ownership.
  • Use cases demonstrating the benefits of a pre-built solution equipped with low-code developer tools.

Hypercompetitive markets mean companies must adapt quickly to remain successful—or risk getting left behind. Knowing when to build—and when to buy—can have significant consequences for your business.

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It’s often tempting to build your own service if the third-party service doesn’t do exactly what you need. Let’s say that it accomplishes 90%—but ask yourself if the missing 10% is worth taking your engineers away from delivering unique value to your customers.

Adrian Bridgewater Senior Director of Platform Strategy, Cimpress

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Equip yourself with the knowledge you need to make an informed “build vs buy” decision, so you can be confident in making the right choice for your business. Download your copy of the guide today.