Every business deals with the problem of using off-the-shelf software or using custom software development, and yours is probably no different. Computers are a reality for just about every type and size of business, whether they have a web presence or not; most of the functions of a company work faster and more efficiently with the help of computers and appropriate software. Unfortunately, off-the-shelf software isn’t always the best solution because every business, including yours, has unique needs that can’t be serviced by one software. That’s where custom software development comes in. Here are 4 advantages you have when you choose custom software:
1 – Custom Software Is Tailor-Made For Your Business
A custom software developer works closely with you so that he understands the processes that are unique to your business and that he must design software for. That means that the software you get will work the way you work instead of the other way around. With ready-made software, your business could be forced to work the way the software works. Custom software will be equipped with all the functionality your business needs, which will simplify your processes and save your employees time and effort.
2 – Custom Software Will Save You Money
You can save money initially by buying off-the-shelf software; but those costs can escalate when you have to spend more money on software updates and fixes and when you have to change the way you do business to accommodate a one-size-fits-all software. With custom software, your initial expenditure will be more but when your business runs more efficiently because of your unique software, you’ll end up saving money in operating costs.
3 – Custom Software Means Fewer Problems
Since custom software is built with your requirements in mind, there are fewer complications in using it because there is no need to adapt your business practices to your software. And because custom software is designed to be used in every area of your business, you’ll only have to train your employees once; with boxed software, you have to buy a different program for each area of your business, which means that employees in different departments would only know their own software, making interface much harder.
4 – Custom Software Means Better Support
When you have a professional software development company design your software, you will also get efficient and reliable technical support with access to a knowledgeable support team that was involved in the development of your software.
No matter what size your business is, you should learn more about how custom software development can make your business run more efficiently and effectively. Call us at CedarWaters at (469) 535-7500 or visit us online at axissoftwaredynamics.com to make an appointment to discuss your business’s software needs.