ASK THE BOARD: Proprietary vs. Off-the-Shelf

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Proprietary vs. Off-the-Shelf … when do you customize (software/hardware) vs. buy the product everyone else uses?
This week’s question is answered by members of the DSE Advisory Board
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Read the Answer by Richard Daugherty

“There is a good argument when it comes to selecting digital signage that is made of either a proprietary or off-the-shelf solution. Thoughts on this can be from one extreme to another.”
RICHARD DAUGHERTY
Senior Solution Architect – Digital Media – AVI-SPL
 

Read the Answer by TJ DiQuollo

“There are several reasons we would consider recommending custom solutions vs. those that are “off-the-shelf.”
TJ DiQUOLLO
Director of Creative Services – Diversified
 

Read the Answer by Craig Frankenstein

“Our goal is to meet the customer objectives. If commercial software fulfills this, we follow that path. The advantage of a commercial platform is a team committed to product development and the after-the-sale support. “
CRAIG FRANKENSTEIN
Digital Media Practice Manager – AVI Systems
 

Read the Answer by Jonathan Jackson

“When evaluating if your organization should use proprietary vs. off-the-shelf, it’s important to gather all of your solution requirements and then evaluate the marketplace to determine … “
JONATHAN JACKSON
Business Analyst, Digital Transformation & Technology
Chick-fil-A, Inc.
 

Read the Answer by Mike White

“The digital signage industry has matured. As an experienced digital signage Integrator, it would be difficult for me to think of a project that required a set of features for which 10 of the 600-plus existing CMS solutions would not work.”
MIKE WHITE
Senior Solutions Specialist
Unified Technology Systems
 

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