Custom software refers to a bespoke made software that matches the client’s needs to a tee, it’s an exact fit with the customer’s requirements. It’s scalable, perfectly adapted with the current methods of work, easily integrates with other systems and offers no limitations in comparison with existing off-the-shelf software solutions.
Let’s see what the main advantages are:
1. Scalability and flexibility
Custom software solutions adapt to the growth of your organization. They easily accommodate process changes, increased workloads and any additional integrations you may have. The software’s flexibility allows your company to expand as much as it is necessary to meet your business’ needs and objectives.
Although the initial cost can seem higher as compared to off-the-shelf software, in the long run it will prove to be less expensive as licensing, upgrade and subscription costs will no longer be present. Also when comparing costs between off-the-shelf and bespoke, usually costs and setup, customization and support are not presented in the off-the-shelf-solutions. When added up, you can see why bespoke is the way to go.
3. Complete ownership
Having your own software distinguishes your business and gives you full control over your developed solution. It’s yours and you decide how and where it is implemented, and you have full rights over it. You can use it for as many employees as you need, and you don’t need to worry about additional costs or upgrades. It is you who decides if it needs additional features of customizations.
4. Fast integration
Deciding to create a solution that meets your organizational needs allows you make all the necessary integrations from the beginning, according to the existing hardware and systems that your business currently uses. There are no limitations as to what you can do with your own software.
Security is another major benefit of bespoke software development. As you are the only one using that application and you have complete control over it, a hacker attack is less likely to take place. As compared with off-the-shelf software where hackers can exploit well-known issues and vulnerabilities easier. A tailor-made software that is only used internally cuts down the risk of attacks.
You are in complete control of your developed solution as the owner of the application. You can easily implement new changes and additional features according to your business’ growth or your clients’ requirements. Also, when you have omplete control over your software solution, it is you who can solve any issues that may arise and you don’t need to depend on external help.
By developing a bespoke software that best suits your business’ needs and requirements, you have a competitive advantage as you are the only one that can benefit from the developed solution. You can easily differentiate yourself from your competition by having a unique and a better product dedicated entirely to your business.
Bespoke software development is a great investment long-term, an investment in both your work and in the future of your business, and therefore a smart business strategy to invest in. Choose Bard Tech to support you throughout the development of your software project and helps you achieve a solution that perfectly suits your needs and works in the interest of your business’ objectives.
Post was last modified: October 13 2021 04:17:14