Freedom from Proprietary Software
Commercial proprietary software is software which is sold under a licence fee (usually calculated per user) and which is owned by a single organisation that controls all aspects of its development and distribution. Because of this, the proprietary software business model is ruled, and haunted, by secrecy.
If your organisation has previously procured large (or even small) proprietary software systems you may well have found that the reality of the delivered system did not live up to the promise.
We talk to many organisations who have found that their substantial investments in proprietary content management systems, services and infrastructure have only marginally improved their operational efficiency, and have failed to meet a range of technical and cultural requirements – ranging from definable problems such as non-compliance with web standards, through to more intangible issues with usability and day-to-day effectiveness within the organisation.
When a software project is based on Open Source software, you have full control over all aspects of the development, deployment and support. You are not locked in to one vendor, and you can do as much or as little customisation to the system as you need. There are no prescribed upgrade paths and no hard limits on numbers of users or volumes of data.
Our clients engage us because they want to take back control of their software projects with a solution that offers excellent value for money.