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“Let’s say that I want to spend $5 a month on a SAAS that will save me x hours a month. What process do I have to go through? What if the SAAS is $25 a month? Or $150?”

Of all the questions I’ve ever asked, I consistently learn the most from this one.

Sorry if it isn't obvious and I come off as clueless for asking, but is this to gauge bureaucracy?

This is a great question. It can show a lot of things, overlay bureaucratic process, control freak, lack of trust/understanding of devs, general disorganization, penny wise pound foolish mentality, not invented here syndrome. Or it can show that the company values devs, trusts them, and wants to retain them.

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