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REPORT

Build vs. Buy: Choosing Your LMS Solution

What you need to know before you commit to building a homebrew labor management system

REPORT

Build vs. Buy: Choosing Your LMS Solution

What you need to know before you commit to building a homebrew labor management system

Modern operations are fast paced and customer focused. The ability to track time, efficiencies, productivity and other operations metrics is invaluable. That’s what allows operations managers and warehouse supervisors to make wise hiring, scheduling, and budgeting decisions to manage costs and spearhead growth initiatives. A labor management system can help you get there.


But LMS’s can also be expensive, costing millions of dollars for enterprise-level installations. This cost is the largest reason a company would consider building their own LMS—they perceive a potential cost savings by solving the problem themselves. However, the upfront monetary costs are not the only thing to consider when weighing your options. 

In this guide, you will learn:

  • Common misconceptions around building LMS solutions
  • The pros and cons of building vs. buying
  • The true costs and savings opportunities associated with each approach