Custom software can be maintained for as long as you need Another big difference between standard software and custom software is that there is no limit to how long your custom software solution can be maintained. This is not the case with commercial off-the-shelf software.
This is ownership of the software. Since your company does not own off-the-shelf software, but only rents it from the company that manufactures and sells Color Correction Service it (like, for example, Microsoft for Office 365), that company ultimately has the final say. Naturally, this puts a business at a serious disadvantage using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software. Basically, if the company that developed it decides to stop making and supporting the software, there's not much you can do.