Functionality or Flexibility? Choose both.
Modification is a controversial word for many professionals in manufacturing’s IT industry. The term “off the shelf” also has mixed connotations, as it is often associated with old generic business solutions that offered rudimentary functionality under the guise of “plug and play” simplicity.
There’s a lot of discussion lately around the age-old question of “to modify or not to modify.” While the issue remains complex, the pendulum seems to be swinging clearly away from heavily customized systems and toward those that can provide a large percentage of the functionality required, without significant modifications. Download the e-brief for some things to take into account when weighing your options.