Lowe’s moves toward in-house software development

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Lowe’s Cos. is taking a DIY approach to e-retail software, identifying business processes that use off-the-shelf software in order to create more customized solutions for them. The company hopes that with tailored coding, it can personalize the shopping experience for both DIY and professional customers. “To do something like this in a package software is almost impossible,” Chief Information Officer Seemantini Godbole told the Wall Street Journal, “because you are dependent on a completely different company to change their product roadmap and respond to your needs at your speed.”