Should You Build or Buy?
Building your own commodity trading and risk management software may sound like the perfect solution for your business. After all, no one knows your company's operational needs better than you do. Since no outsourced software system is ever going to fit perfectly, why spend money on licensing, installation and configuration, when you can build a solution yourself? Get what you want, and get up and running fast, right?
It's not exactly that simple. History has shown that companies whose core business is not software development, but who embark on a mission to develop software, often soon regret it.