ARAN - Access to Research at NUI Galway

Commercial Off-The-Shelf Software: Using Purchasing Portfolio Management to Gain Competitive Advantage

ARAN - Access to Research at NUI Galway

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Callagy, Claire en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-05T11:34:27Z en
dc.date.available 2009-10-05T11:34:27Z en
dc.date.issued 2007 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/355 en
dc.description.abstract This study examines how purchasing portfolio management can be used to gain competitive advantage when using Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) software products in software development. A case study research method was chosen, using a qualitative data gathering approach. The study is based in a large telecommunications company that uses an extensive number of COTS software products in the software development of a telecommunications software system. Although there are many advantages to using COTS software products, there are also many disadvantages. There is a high degree of buyer lock-in, and the many challenges are attributed to vendor-controlled change and market conditions. The case study findings indicate that purchasing portfolio management is a valuable technique to classify COTS products, analyse buyer-suppler relationships and to determine what strategic actions are needed to gain competitive advantage. The approach offers a structured and comprehensive classification approach that can be customised to each company¿s context and considers supply market complexities as well as the importance of the product to business strategy. en
dc.format application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Technology management en
dc.title Commercial Off-The-Shelf Software: Using Purchasing Portfolio Management to Gain Competitive Advantage en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.peer-reviewed non-peer-reviewed en

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record