People often ask why a custom software solution is better for your business than out-of-the-box software. An out-of-the-box software solution has its place in business – it takes less time to implement and can be less expensive than custom software development. However, it’s important to note that much of what comes pre-packaged is never actually used. There is a finite limit to canned software capabilities that can impede business and production growth. Also, the overall lack of customizable options slows down the long term scalability of any business.
In comparison, while custom software is usually more expensive than its counterpart, it is tailored to a specific business, and will grow alongside your brand. Your business can also obtain an advantage over competitors since you will have a solution that is tailored to you, and, therefore, by definition, not available to them. This results in you becoming more efficient and productive overall.
Recognize When You Need a Custom Software Solution
Regardless of the type or size of your business, there is a variety of workflow processes which you consistently approach using the same strategy. If you want to achieve a more tailored and responsive result, then bespoke software can’t be beaten. For example, if your business has a workflow issue in any or all of the following areas, then it may be time to look into obtaining custom software.
1. Documentation workflow: Regardless of the type of documentation your business needs, the various steps it uses to process documents can be integrated using a bespoke software solution.
2. Customer management: You can set custom software to sync your online contact form so that it stores and categorizes information, which can then be used for promotions, newsletters, etc.
3. Online marketing: Bespoke software can be configured to automatically add site visitors to your email subscription list when they respond to a call-to-action such as downloading a resource or eBook. It can also help manage your social media accounts by posting articles automatically.
4. Data entry: The use of automated scripts eliminates much of the hassle and time that is associated with the data entry process. Not only that, it also reduces the risk of human error.
These tasks are fairly common functions across most industries, and you may be wondering why bespoke software would make a difference. However, as your business grows, these tasks become more involved, complex, and tedious. After all, the pre-packaged software typically considers these ‘routine tasks’. As evidenced by the above examples, there will be an increasing demand for more functionality from your original software, and in time, it won’t be able to keep up with the increasing demands and workflow of your business. In order to grow and develop, every business can benefit from a bespoke software solution.
How Do I Find a Company to Develop a Bespoke Software Solution?
It’s very important to work with a software developer you can communicate effectively with, who can show that they understand the requirements of your business, and can advise you on how to translate those requirements into a practical solution. It’s a relationship that requires commitment and trust on both sides in order to reach success, and with us, we guarantee that’s what you will get. Contact us today to discuss how we can help develop a custom software solution for your business.
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