Software vs. Service

The first distinguishing feature between Online TMSs is how they are offered.  Some systems are offered as software, while most are offered as services.  Software systems are pretty much “do-it-yourself” while services offer to maintain the entire Internet system for you.


Upon initial analysis, software systems may appear to be much less expensive than services.  However, there are numerous elements to setup and maintenance that must be considered to calculate the full cost of a software system. 


We have prepared checklists for software and service systems to aid you in calculating the total cost of each type of system.