I wrote a custom app as my first assignment out of college. It took 6 months.

Our sister company in another state bought a package and couldn’t get it to work even a year later.

That app increased the company’s share of the entire market by 20% and ran for 18 years without a single update.

My latest company built custom apps with Excel for their own operations. When I was hired, I added features that eliminated almost all data entry errors using a dynamic statistical analysis when the data was entered.

Standard apps are usually good for static, well-known situations. Even then, you may need to add some custom interfaces.

Good points and very accurate.

William “Bill” Myers, Analyzes all, Programmer, retired. If you learn anything new, find enjoyment, have a new thought, then I’m successful. Photo: 1st article

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