Off the shelf software is more cookie-cutter and designed for mass usage by using standard, easy to understand features. With customized software, you can tailor your processes to your specific needs, directing your investment to features that you will need and use.
Examples of custom application development can be found everywhere, including online patient interfaces, student portals, account management tools for B2B, scheduling tools, volunteer coordination platforms, and more.
Custom software provides many more solutions other than making your day-to-day easier. With solutions tailored to your specific needs, we are able to increase security over standard applications. With only features that you will use, your application becomes more scalable and provides you with direct support from the development team.
The best way to start planning for a new software application is by creating a checklist. Collaborate with several members of your team to decide what features and capabilities you need in order to make your processes run smoothly. Once you identify your overarching needs, you can then work prioritize and establish your budget and estimated timelines.
You’ll know it’s time for a new software application when productivity declines, efforts are being duplicated, collaboration is difficult, the existing technology is outdated, or if the existing software capabilities cannot keep up with business growth.