The cost of developing a software solution is between 10-20% of its life-time costs. The rest is maintenance cost.
Software created without and any development standards and procedures will generate only higher costs, instead of increasing revenue or reducing costs.
The process of replacing old software solution with a new one should be prepared and conducted in a structured and well-defined way. After the transition customer should own all necessary pieces required for future development and maintenance with a different software vendor. Domain knowledge, taken decision, good quality source code, development procedures documentation – and many more – should be delivered as integral parts of the solution.
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