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Why would your company need custom software?
With so much ready-made software available for a variety of industries and business processes, why would you ever want or need a third party software company to develop custom software for your business? There are factors to consider when deciding whether or not you should invest in custom software development.
What About Ready-Made Software?
Off-the-shelve applications have an initial purchase cost far less than custom software, however, customization, if at all possible, can add to the cost considerably. In fact, vendors may not cooperate at all with adapting the software to meet your business requirements. Or perhaps the support for the product will be discontinued, leaving a changing business with outdated systems with the need to replace the software. Ready-made software might also force your business to change the way it works as opposed to the software conforming to the way your business operates. If you are looking for a competitive edge over your competitors in the same field, then you may want to consider a custom software solution.
What are the Advantages of Custom Software?
A custom software solution will provide your company with a strategic advantage over your competitors therefore becoming a business asset. The software can be crafted to meet the needs of your business for which it is created, unlike off-the-shelve software that may be a one-fits-all solution that is loaded with a lot of unnecessary features that never get used. Custom software can also scale and adapt to your business as it continues to grow and evolve.
What Solution Should You Choose?
If there is ready-made software that closely matches the way your business works, and the effort and cost of adapting and maintaining it is acceptable, then the off-the-shelf solution will surely be less expensive than commissioning a new custom system and might be the option for you.
Another consideration applies if your industry is a highly regulated one such as finance and healthcare. In this case, it may be best to stick with non-customized, off-the-shelf software where the vendor has major incentives to keep it up to date with changing compliance regulations.
On the other hand, if your business must work they way you designed it to work, and the off-the-shelf software is incompatible with your business model, and after you have exhausted your research in trying to find a suitable software solution, then a custom software solution might be your best option.
Centerforce Data Solutions can provide your business with a free consultation to discuss your requirements and recommend the best solution for your business model.