Off the shelf software solutions have no doubt become increasingly more powerful and easy to use. However, due to wide adoption of this type of solution, they have to generalize features to cover the user base. Therefore, this leaves many with features they don’t use, and some that are necessary for their business niche omitted.
Benefits of Custom Software
The most obvious benefit is that it’s ‘custom’. So, it can be tailored to fit your niche and encompass whole workflows specific to the business. Workflows can be taken into account and even the users own preferences can be integrated, but there are also a lot more benefits.
Custom solutions can be integrated with current workflows, and that also includes software involved. Any databases, filing systems and document systems can all be integrated into custom software. Also, even existing external systems can have a certain amount of integration, this is a huge benefit to avoid workflow disruptions.
The custom software can be updated as a business expands or develops. Whereas with an off the shelf solution you are restricted and reliant on the existing solution to be enough or updated by the developers.
Custom software has a huge benefit in the sense that it can be highly tuned to fit a business’ needs. Even existing systems can be optimized and bottlenecks can be eradicated.
When it comes to advanced protection for sensitive data and the software itself, custom solutions can be even more secure than off the shelf ones. Private codebases, custom administration access and encoding can all be developed and applied to what you need easier. Data access control can be set up to your specific preferences as well, so permissions aren’t an issue.
They offer great flexibility too, this can result in increased efficiency. Every business needs to adapt at some point, whether it’s a change in demographic or team setups and compositions. Custom software gives you the flexibility to adapt the tools being used alongside the rest of the business.
The point about flexibility goes hand in hand with scalability. As a business develops and expands the tools and software should be able to do the same. Increasing personnel, order rate and sales are a business goal, and a custom software solution has the ability to support your business no matter what.
Why You Need Custom Software
Custom software solutions are the best investment you can make into a business. They will affect a business positively and although the initial costs can be high, the investment will pay off in the long run. Pinpoint the bottlenecks and areas that are trouble for your business and bring this to a development team who can tackle creating a solution!
Axis Software Dynamics is a team who specialize in creating efficient and flexible solutions for businesses. We can help your business in its niche, no matter the complexity of your businesses workflows, our team will always create a solution that’s a perfect fit for you.