Benefits off-the-shelf software
When you are considering implementing new software to support or enhance your purchase-to-pay processes running in SAP ECC, SAP S/4HANA or SAP SRM, you may have the option of buying an off-the-shelf product instead of developing your own program in SAP.
Many SAP solutions to enhance your business processes are available from SAP Partners running on a SAP stack. Most of them come at a staggering price and do not bring a flexible layer that can change fast along with your business processes.
When it is logical to choose an immediate off-the-shelf solution, this comes with advantages and disadvantages that you should consider before making a decision.
Software packages running on a Low Code platform have the benefit of changing the packaged software to your exact requirements fast without losing the benefit of packaged software like cost benefits of off-the-shelf software.The procure-to-pay suite Buying Portal delivered by B-Synergy comes with a care-free service contract for implementation, maintenance and upgrades of your custom configured packaged solution.
Some packaged solutions cover non-functional requirements such as security or data caching. These modules can be installed separately and come for free with the platforms. However B-Synergy is very much aware of security and the risks that insecure SAP-Low Code integration pose to companies. Therefor the security modules can be implemented when required after a thorough analysis of your SAP-Low Code installation.
The main reason for rising TCO of OutSystems applications is that companies fail to muster the required patience and discipline to build an architecture that can handle change. Isn't it so that most companies buy Low Code to deliver software fast? A very common effect in Low Code development is that companies are building their own Low Code legacy fast. Re-using architectural knowledge and developed modules spread over several customers is giving the economy of scale benefits but also re-use best practice Low Code architectures. If you outsource development to a third-party company or use internal developers to create a program in either OutSystems or any other Low Code platform, your business has to bear all the costs, including increasing cost of change and maintenance.