There comes a time when every business has to choose the best software to maximise its growth.
Whether you want to replace all or part of an existing system or invest in a completely new solution, you have two options: an off-the-shelf package or bespoke software services. Despite the relative ease and affordability of generic solutions, custom software continues to grow in popularity. But why are so many companies choosing bespoke software and does your company really need it?
What is bespoke software development?
Bespoke development is tailored toward specific users and unique business requirements. Unlike off-the-shelf software, which is designed as a large-scale generic solution, bespoke software services are completely customisable. A bespoke software company can provide stand-alone products for different devices and applications, or it can design software that seamlessly integrates with existing systems.
Bespoke using open source
Bespoke development doesn't mean 'from scratch'. Using open source we harness tried and tested code built by the best brains around (including some of our own) in a composable way to create a bespoke experience. This means it can also be completely connectable to other parts of your infrastructure, allowing seamless data and workflows to become established and saving an enormous amount of human time and effort. This is particularly powerful when CMS-led product meets CRM - with the right configuration, you can connect the experience directly with audience experience and data to unlock huge commercial potential.
What does bespoke software offer that off-the-shelf doesn’t?
Tailor-made software can improve productivity, customer service, employee wellbeing and sales. Off-the-shelf products might seem like quick, lower budget options, but they are too broad in scope to align with specific business needs and USPs. Bespoke software is scalable and secure, which aligns with organisational objectives.
Does my company need a bespoke software development company?
The right solution for your company depends on your specific circumstances. But bespoke software has many advantages, making it worth the initial investment because you will ultimately save time and money. Developing features around your organisation’s unique workflow will minimise the complexity of your software. A bespoke software company can develop and maintain a custom solution to help streamline your processes.
The right software partner will take the time to understand your business and customers. They will be on hand to offer expert advice and provide tailored training to your staff throughout the planning stages, during development and after implementation.
Are you looking for a bespoke software solution? Get in touch with our software experts to find out how we can help.