The Hidden Costs of Video System Integration
January 08, 2021 | BY: Val ChrysostomouDownload PDF
The More Vendors Involved, the Higher the Risk
Defense and aerospace organizations that issue separate requests for proposal (RFPs) for each component in an end-to-end video system have the right goals in mind: they're looking to get the best possible products at the lowest price. Unfortunately, saving money on the purchase price is often a false economy when the components are supplied by different vendors. There are several additional costs -- time, effort, and financial -- that may not be obvious at first glance.
System-Level Hurdles Increase Time, Costs, and Complexity
At the system level, involving multiple vendors in video system integration creates four major issues:
- Integration time is significantly increased
- Integration costs can easily balloon
- Vendors play the blame game, slowing issue resolution
- Program management, upgrades, and maintenance are far more complex than a single vendor solution
To help defense and aerospace organizations better understand these issues, download the white paper to learn about the risks involved and how a single-vendor strategy mitigates them to reduce total cost of ownership.