With the cost of technology at somewhere between 10% and 20% of the budget of many companies, it is a ripe area to look for cost savings. If your company has demands for enterprise applications with high license costs or a high volume of licenses, it is an important exercise to understand what you really need from that application. If you are only needing a narrow subset of the features, you may be able to develop it and attain cost savings. For instance, if you are looking at an application that has a cost of $300/mo a user and you need 50 of those users, you are looking at a $180k/year subscription cost. If you are only using a fraction of features that would cost about $100k to build and $50k/year to maintain, you could achieve an ROI in less than one year. While this is certainly a situational benefit and should be looked at in terms of the business value that a given solution offers, it is nonetheless an element that can attain serious cost savings for your business in the right situation.