More often than not, networkers contact software developers and ask, “How much is off the shelf software?”
On the surface, it seems like a reasonable question, but in reality, it is a very naïve approach to securing a software solution. If I was a buyer and someone gave me a price for software without first knowing the exact requirements, I would run away as fast as I could! How in the world could someone make a cost assessment or deem that I could consider anyone’s MLM software “off the shelf,” before fully understanding my needs?
Reputable software companies assess needs before offering solutions or pricing. In this respect, software development is much like building a home; you wouldn’t agree to start construction on a house before finalizing that you Blueprints fit the budget – you must demand the same level of professionalism when selecting your software.