Cody Goodwin
Solution Architect
Mar 18, 2016

In this case study snapshot, a global chip and electronics manufacturing company needed a modern manufacturing system that would integrate with their SCM/ ERP capabilities.

The company’s legacy manufacturing execution system (MES) that ran the production lines for 60 plants worldwide was custom-built and locally deployed. Not only was the application unable to integrate with other business-critical systems, updating or upgrading it required significant manufacturing downtime, translating into millions of dollars in lost revenue.


John Sarantakas
Vice President, Client Relations
Mar 9, 2016
commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) versus custom

It’s a long-time dilemma for many IT organizations: whether to devote resources to custom software application development or look for a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution. More concisely, whether to build or buy. While there’s no denying the potential cost benefits of a ready-made COTS application, there are certain situations where bespoke software is the clear winner. Here are five compelling signs that it’s time for an IT organization to go custom for enterprise applications.

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Andrew Siemer, guest contributor and author
Guest Contributor | Author
Feb 24, 2016
Microservices as a part of your continuous delivery strategy

If you have gone down the microservices path, or are currently responsible for the appropriate care and feeding of a monolith and are starting to think about carving it up into smaller service pieces – you want to be sure to understand how to test what you are building.


Scott Lowden Headspring Solution Architect
Solution Architect
Feb 10, 2016
Headspring supports the Energy sector with custom application development

Consider this recent Headspring project within the Energy sector:

An industry leader in innovative solutions for horizontal and directional drilling equipment, the company’s sensor-enabled drill bits provides data about the earth material that is being penetrated to avoid burning out the drill bit and creating costly rig downtime. The company needed a system of record that would allow them to aggregate data from multiple drilling rigs for performance monitoring. While they had developed two application prototypes internally, they...

Research & Analysis
Jan 17, 2016
Leverage our .NET experts

Major publications are taking notice of Headspring’s wealth of expertise. In recent months, each member of our senior technical leadership team has been approached by different digital media to help their readers better understand some of the more important issues facing the application development industry.

Don’t take my word for it:

In the latest issue of CIOReview, our CEO, Dustin Wells, writes about the latest innovations in .NET and how it’s...


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