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A sign that things are moving in the right direction, that you’re growing, and that you’re just too big for off-the-shelf solutions. It’s a big step in the life, health, and growth of your business.
But custom applications need to solve a business purpose and actually be used as intended. If not, the excitement of your custom app will give way to the reality of a poorly executed plan.
We won’t let that happen.
That’s because we always start with a clear understanding of the business problem you’re solving. We’ll ask who will use the app, and how. And we’ll challenge you to tell us why a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution won’t work.
This process will give you the app you need to accelerate your growth and improve efficiency.
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It might be. We’d like to help you determine if Custom Software Application Development is a good fit for your company. If you agree with at least one of these statements, then it might be a fit.
There a lot of industries that collect and use personal and financial information. Industries like finance, real estate, and healthcare are just a few good examples. If the information you collect gets into the wrong hands, it could ruin your customers’ lives. It could ruin your business, too. You’ll need the right software in place to comply with industry regulations, or even customer expectations. Off-the-shelf software is a big target for hackers, and if you use it then your data is at risk. Customized software can address your strict security and privacy requirements.
Do you live and die by the cutting and pasting between a dozen apps? Every off-the-shelf application has its limitations. In fact, many industries just don’t have off-the-shelf software that can meet their needs and accelerate workflow. A few examples include construction, education, healthcare, retail, and large-scale food service and catering companies. For service companies, cross-department involvement on bids and project delivery presents a unique challenge. It usually involves a collection of spreadsheets, databases, documents, and invoicing. A custom application can bring all of the functionality you need into a single place so you can operate efficiently.
Want to know more about custom software? Wondering if building is the right decision? Check out our in-depth blog post on what it takes and who should consider a custom software solution:
To Code Or Not To Code: Is Custom Software Development the Right Answer?
This might seem counterintuitive, but off-the-shelf software can be much more expensive than a custom app. Since COTS typically charge annual and/or individual license fees, the price tag can grow pretty quickly. The more users and the larger your company, the more likely a custom application will make sense for you.
The number of applications for your business can be overwhelming. Many companies continually add more applications to their productivity stack, so the number continues to grow. Worse yet, most of these applications don’t integrate. If integrations with your existing applications are important, then custom software development might be helpful.
Using workarounds to keep your business running is fine for a while. It’s what we all do in the beginning. As you grow, your needs change, and they can often change dramatically. As you grow and get busier, workarounds cost you time, money, and energy that you don’t have to give. With custom software development, you can scale up or down, giving you flexibility as you grow.
When you buy an off-the-shelf solution, you’re building your business on software being built by someone else. That company may change their software, change directions, or even go out of business. This can leave a lasting impact on your business. If you have specific requirements for the software that powers your daily operations, having your own, custom application could be a critical strategy for your business.
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