Executive SummaryWayfair Inc. is an American e-commerce company that sells furniture and home-goods. The company was founded in 2002 and they offered around 18 million items from more than 11,000 suppliers around the globe. The company headquarters is located in Boston, Massachusetts. Wayfair thinks that everyone should live in home they loved. In order to accomplish their belief, the company offers million furniture and home-goods items to shoppers by quick and easy access and selection through innovation and technology. This case study will focus on explaining and describing the benefits from the decisions that Wayfair face on choosing and developing information systems.
Case QuestionsQuestion 1:Based on the “build or buy decision” section from of the textbook chapter 10 “Developing Information Systems”, provide a comparative analysis of the answers to questions that should be addressed as Wayfair considers the option of replacing the Unity AR/VR software engine that they currently license from Unity with something they custom develop themselves. Similarities DifferencesUnity AR/VR(COTS) Both create competitive advantage if apply correctlyBoth Software may meet business need if apply correctlyCOTS will less expensiveCOTS will take less time to implementedCOTS often require changing existence business practiceEasier maintenance for COTS SoftwareCustom-Built