The Cost of Delay


What are the real costs and impacts of delays in technology decision-making? Companies take a long time evaluating software. They brood about ROI. But they rarely think about what it is costing them while they are busy making up their mind–what is the cost of delay. They may be losing sales, expending cash, and continuing to tie up working capital. Our research describes what it costs when you can’t make up your mind.


It’s All About the Architecture!

There is an architecture for each epoch. In the 70s and 80s, there was limited computing power and no internet; EDI was used to transmit data point-to-point—one-to-one. Within the enterprise, departmental system modules were strung together like a vast spaghetti of custom-code libraries. Things moved pretty slowly. System maintenance was a bear!

Today, we are living in a world of complex relationships with billions of connected nodes: organizations, processes, people, places, and things. This is a world of many-to-many. Our customers and partners require always-on, instant response, and with that expectation of instant responsiveness, the lines have been blurred between planning and execution. As we share processes, information, and goals with our partners, we need a technology architecture that supports these complexities, this need for speed and the supply chain’s collaborative requirements. That architecture is a shared operating3 platform to enable supply chain partnerships.

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