Our experience as a custom software development company has shown us that many business are using off-the-shelf applications and stock software to help them to run their businesses. We can understand the reasons why they might do this – after all, this type of software probably fulfills an immediate functionality need. However, you will probably find that down the line, this off the shelf-software lacks some other features that you require, and may also contain features that your company doesn’t need – which seems a bit of a waste of money.
If our years of developing bespoke software have shown us anything, they have shown us that no two businesses are the same. The tactics and tools that one business uses to achieve success won’t deliver the same results for anyone else, and so it seems a little crazy that just because two businesses are in the same sector they think the same software will work for the both of them. In this day and age, software systems are absolutely crucial to business operations, with information and software being at the heart of all we do. Taking care when choosing the software you will use then is crucial, to discover whether it is relevant to how your employees operate, the processes your business uses and how your employees will access the system. You also need to make sure the software your business invests in produces data and analytics in a way that you can make sense of, and helps to make your company more efficient. This is where bespoke software comes in, as it offers many benefits to a business, including:
Using a bespoke software system which is made up of unique tools will ensure that you stand out from the crowd of other businesses in your sector, and can be a key differentiator with customers.
Complete Ownership of Development
When we work with you on creating your software solution, we never forget that it is your solution for your business. You will be involved in the development process from start to finish, meaning you decided what features you need and what changes need to be made. This means that you get exactly the solution you need that works for your business.
Using a software system that has been developed with your existing business at the heart of it, means that it will be matched to your working practices and so your employees will find it easy to use, and it should therefore speed up their task completion time quite quickly.
Existing Tool Expansion
Many businesses we work with are logging company data using spreadsheets, which is fine when you are a small business but can get a bit time-consuming as the business grows. Logging data is a repetitive task at the end of the day, and changing this into an automated process through software that is tailored to your business means that not only will you free up employee time, but you will also make the whole information management process more open and allow the information to be accessed throughout the business.
We work closely with you to ensure the software we develop for you brings real benefits to your business, and one of the ways we do this is to ensure that it will integrate easily with other software that you are already using, saving you both time and money.
One of the main benefits of software that is developed specifically for your business is that it will be simple and easy to use as it will not contain any unwanted features or language that you are not familiar with. This will not only make it more efficient, but will also reduce the amount of learning time it will take your employees to adapt to it.
What does this mean for you? Well, our bespoke software development service is aimed at developing software that will work as you want it to, making it easier for you to access data and information, understand the data and information you have, and make full use of it in a way that you can share across your business. After all, if you want your business to be a success there is no point in working with a software system that doesn’t work for you and is bringing no extra value to you at all.
To find out more about our bespoke software solutions please give our friendly team a call on 0161 442 2860 or use our contact form (which can be found here).