You will likely pay more to implement the leading WMS software than you will for new entrants in the market, and for good reason.
Did you ever want a reliable and rugged automobile that could do all the chores and tasks you had in mind? Something that could go off-road perhaps? Carry a lot of gear? Could change basic configurations as your needs changed? Told you everything that was going on and could keep you safe? Was good in traffic yet predictable as a great performer on the open road? Yet it could tow a load too?
Now would that vehicle be a sub-compact car? Probably not. Sure, you could get a motor vehicle at a cheap cost, but what are its capabilities compared to what your needs really are?
Simply put, you are investing in software that has significantly more capability, reliability and flexibility than the competition. You are investing in the complex engineering that has brought the software to market and you are also investing that in its long lifetime with your business you will see further engineering to help you adapt to your rapidly changing marketplace demands. It isn’t cheap, but it is worth it.
From an economic model perspective, the difference between a market leading WMS and the other entrants in the marketplace for WMS software is as easy as comparing the Jeep Grand Cherokee to a VW Beetle (as an example). Both are good at what they do. But what do you really need to do with your vehicle or with the software that runs the heart of your business? You will pay a lot more for established WMS software than you will for any other WMS software. But there are very good reasons to make that investment.
Simply put, you are investing in software that has significantly more capability, reliability and flexibility than the competition. You want a workhorse, and the top WMS players deliver that to you and more. You are investing in the complex engineering that has brought the software to market and you are also investing that in its long lifetime with your business you will see further engineering to help you adapt to your rapidly changing marketplace demands.
Under the hood of each vehicle you can see significant differences…more software (a big V8 in your SUV, not so much power in the VW), database standards and practices (more steel to protect you, and airbags galore than in the small car, along with anti-lock brakes, etc. in the big car), maintainability (do you need more or better-skilled folks to tune up your bigger car? Probably but it is worth it, right?) and further customization ability towards your needs if you wish (that towing package and roof rack for example would be sweet to have). You get the point.
Ah, but I bet you would love to have a Ferrari or a Porche or a Lamborghini or even a Rolls Royce. But consider that those products are fine as luxury items costing significantly more in initial investment and maintenance. But is a WMS a luxury to splurge on and waste precious corporate resources? Probably not. Seriously consider the price for the performance and functionality, and you will see that you are not investing in luxury, you are investing in a practical and flexible workhorse – whether in a vehicle or in a WMS.
An investment in a solid, dependable, robust WMS system will payoff for your business in short order and it will keep paying you back, but also your peace of mind is assured and your strategic business objectives can be made possible by the investment in a WMS along with utilizing the best team of professionals that can take you every step of the way. Just like the Jeep, the team from Accelogix can outfit you in the workhorse of the leading WMS package, with all the options you want and desire. It isn’t cheap but it is worth it.
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