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Create Custom Modules or use out-of-the-box ones?

Question asked by Shafique Kassam on Dec 20, 2016
Latest reply on Dec 27, 2016 by Arald Cousquet

Does anyone have any advice on whether to create custom modules to exactly meet the needs of the business, or if I should repurpose the existing out-of-the-box modules?


My original thinking was to design a custom modules solution that mimicked the data schema (ERD, even) model. A "people" module that had a one-to-many relationship with other custom modules like "events", "clubs", and "testimonials".


However, I got the advice to take the existing modules, add custom fields and update the layouts (to hide any irrelevant fields), and of course rename the modules.


I don't have any need for the out-of-the-box reports, and would be creating new reports.


Any suggestions?