Off-the-Shelf Software

Do you need help with software selection or a ‘make/buy’ analysis?

We have been analyzing and choosing software for clients (and ourselves) for over twenty years. During this process, we will meet with you to find out what exactly what your needs are. Whether it is a new general ledger or customer relationship management program, we can help. Our consultants will work with you to define and prioritize your needs, perform a vendor and technology assessment, and provide you with a detailed description of why we recommend a particular product. Once you have chosen your product, we can help you install the product, import any data to your application(s) and train your users. We will be there when you need us.

Here are some of the packages that our clients have chosen and we have helped them implement:

  • ACT!
  • Adapta
  • Lawson
  • MAS
  • Microsoft CRM
  • Oracle Financials
  • Paragon
  • Sage
  • SAP
  • SharePoint
  • Solomon

What if DLA finds an off-the-shelf software that meets some, but not all, of my needs?

We can customize any application. This provides the best of both worlds … meeting many of your business requirements at the low cost of an off-the-shelf solution while ensuring the close fit of a custom application. There are two ways to approach a semi-custom solution:

  • An off-the-shelf application may be available with full source code, which can then be modified by our development team. The cost for this source code license is a small fraction of the actual development cost of the packaged solution, giving you a substantial head start on custom development.
  • The off-the-shelf application can be supplemented by a separate custom application. Frequently, both applications can share a common database.

This is not just something we do for those clients who specifically ask for it. When clients ask us for a fully custom application, we start by looking into what existing off-the-shelf software could fit their needs. This approach is a big part of our experience, and a service we feel must provide in order to fulfill our philosophy of providing the best, most cost effective solutions. For you, it also means you can feel confident knowing we have vast experience selecting and customizing software for our clients.