Reply to post: I could go on..titans of industry that developed their own strategic applications in-house

ERP disaster zone: The mostly costly failures of the past decade

John Smith 19 Gold badge
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I could go on..titans of industry that developed their own strategic applications in-house

Yes and no.

One pattern has been an OTS account package fed by a bespoke LoB system that supports (at a deep level) the core business.

Accounts are well understood and the OTS package will be kept up (or should be, as it's one of the reasons you buy them) with the relevant legal requirements.

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