Custom Software Development
Today, most off-the-shelf products like Microsoft Office can be configured to meet the specific needs of your business. They are adaptable, user friendly, and readily available, but sometimes, no matter how well the software is written, it cannot meet the specific needs of your business. When boxed products cannot fully meet your needs, it's time to consider a custom software solution.
What can Custom Software do for my business?
Custom software is software which has been developed to address a particular area of need. For example, custom software can written to:
- Automate common business processes
- Reduce data-entry time
- Integrate multiple off-the-shelf software products
- Automatically update your company website
- Consolidate various "pools" of data
Is Custom Software right for me?
Custom software has several advantages and disadvantages you must consider before making a commitment on a software solution. While custom software can be developed to address specific tasks more effectively than boxed solutions, the up-front development costs are often somewhat higher. Also, while custom software can ultimately save you time, it does require more lead-time to develop and deploy.
Custom Software is the right choice if you:
- Can afford a long-term investment
- Cannot find a suitable off-the-shelf alternative
- Can spare adequate time for development
- Need to address a specific software need
- Can rationalize costs
- Can increase the productivity of your business
Software Tailored for You
When possible, we develop custom software that integrates with the software you already own and use. This often allows us to keep costs lower than starting from scratch, and you can continue to use the software your are familiar with. We can, however, also develop a custom solution from the ground up when the situation demands it.
To discuss your particular software needs, or for more information on what custom software can do for your business, please Contact Us.