When do you build capabilities vs buy apps/services - what are deciding factors?

For us it’s whether or not the apps or services someone wants to acquire can meet our federal requirements. With FEDRamp now we are starting to get a little more flexibility but it is really hard on the Federal Sector to find companies willing to meet federal requirements.

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For us it’s whether or not the apps or services someone wants to acquire can meet our federal requirements. With FEDRamp now we are starting to get a little more flexibility but it is really hard on the Federal Sector to find companies willing to meet federal requirements.
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Total cost of ownership for me. What innovation will you get in the future if you buy vs. cost/business priority of doing it yourself. I’d always prefer to buy and tweak vs. build from scratch. Don’t headaches regarding performance, scalability etc. Also predictable costs from a buy scenario.
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Anonymous Author
TCO and time are the big factors.
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Anonymous Author
TCO, time, information security, maintainability.
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Anonymous Author
Cost, time to market, business need and alignment would be the deciding factors.
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TCO and time
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Anonymous Author
I use the Theory of constraints to decide it.
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Total cost of ownership, time, and number of competitors in a particular space.
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Would do a ROI analysis based on cost, effort & shelf life of the services required
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When capability needed doesn't exist. Or to gain a competitive advantage
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How unique vs standard is the business requirement. How long will it likely be in place. If there aren't really tools fo it yet and it will likely in use for a while, I'd build.
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Anonymous Author
Only if it’s super proprietary otherwise build integration capabilities. Haven’t come across a requirement we could integrate products/apps to solve.
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