Custom software development is based on the design of unique applications for a specific user or group of users within an organisation. This software is designed to meet the precise needs and requirements that a traditional and widespread application could not achieve. In order to achieve this, it is important to keep in mind the way procedures are carried out in the business.
Custom Software vs. Pre-existing software
With “pre-existing software” we refer to applications created in a standard and generalist way so it can be used by a large audience with similar needs. For example, Microsoft Word is designed for a wide audience with many different needs. However, in most cases these types of software are not capable of helping businesses carry out activities in the most effective way possible.
For the development of a custom software that is up to the standards and requirements of a business, it is required an in-depth evaluation of said business. Once it has been achieved to determine the aspects that can be grouped up in the same software. Custom software is designed to maintain the company’s infrastructure, branding and running the business, implying that it can only work for that organisation specifically and would not be helpful for another business even though they are from the same area.
The Pros of Custom Software Development
The main benefit of a customised software is the simple fact that it gives you features and functions that a pre-existing application would not have. Designing the application to optimise the specific needs of the organisation, at the same time involves increasing the level of productivity of employees, and therefore, the level of productivity of the entire organisation.
If your organisation has a unique need that is enough to justify the development of tailor-made software, instead of complying with a standard application, then customising a solution becomes an intelligent course of action.
One of the most relevant features about custom software is that organisations are able to have all the information in one place, manage business processes, generate reports, alerts, etc. Those are just some of the functions that a custom solution can have but depending on its use, the possibilities are endless.
Here at Damstra we take pride in offering dynamic and fully-customisable software and hardware solutions for organisations, which is why we tell you some of the advantages of having an exclusive solution that suits your business.
1. All functions and processes will be useful
When businesses invest in a customised solution all the functions, fields, buttons and other elements will be necessary to develop an efficient process.
If you buy a non-customised software many functionalities simply will not have to do with your business, turning into unproductive additions that will make your software perform slower.
2. Optimises features
With custom software tailored to your organization you will be able to focus your resources on an application that suits your processes and not the other way around.
This will allow you to focus on what you need and eliminate tasks that are detrimental to the productivity of your business. To sum up, custom software will adapt to you, it will not be you the one adapting to custom software.
3. A friendly app
Solutions developed by Damstra are totally customisable in terms of colours, shapes and processes, which will allow you to take what you have in mind and materialise it in an incredible solution.
4. Develop your applications by modules
Custom software development allows to test solutions while they are being built, this provides a better adaptation to the organisation’s environment and the total guarantee of a solution that effectively manages organisational processes.
5. You will have a unique and exclusive solution
We guarantee the exclusivity of your solution, preserve your information and differentiate your business from your competition. We handle processes of our clients under strict secrecy.
The ones against a custom software development
While the acquisition of a standardised applications and software can be economically more affordable because it is distributed among many different users, the development of a custom application requires a significant number of resources to design it, which leads to increased costs and risks. But not only the cost of development, also maintenance and future upgrades should be taken into account. Especially if your business needs to be renovated after short periods of time.
The risks associated to the development of a customised application vary depending on each specific case. The purchasing organisation must have a deep understanding of its real needs and how it wants to have the final product to meet those needs.
Identifying new needs during the development process is common, although it entails additional costs after having to spend more time and effort in development. Making frequent changes during development can result in a loss of the original aim of the project and the amount of tasks it was supposed to reach and may result in a different or insufficient end product for the original needs.
Custom Software Development Service
Choosing a company to create an application for your business that suits your requirements is not an easy task. Most small and large companies should look for local businesses and then choose the company that promises the right price and level of services desired. These companies typically meet with the applicant organisation to evaluate their needs and determine the total amount of work needed to create the bespoke software.
You should not choose a company for money, but for the flexibility and availability to work offered by the contractor. In the market software such as Excel and Word are used to manage companies, although these programs fulfil a good function, organisations should migrate to a digital solution that suits it and not limit it in terms of management. Here at Damstra Technology’s business you will find an accurate solution to your problems. We look for making your business more efficient and automated in order to boost effectiveness and proficiency.