Custom Software Development
Standing out with Custom Software
Companies looking for software to solve problems and power growth face a challenging dilemma: do they invest in a fully custom software solution or go with an off-the-shelf product? At Fapshi, we aim at helping businesses achieve their goals through custom software solutions based on a deep understanding of their unique processes, challenges and needs. In recent years, custom software solutions have deservedly increased their market share because of the incredible value they bring to users. Read on to learn why a custom solution may be a good fit for your brand!
What are the Benefits of Custom Software?
As time goes, people change and so do their preferences. Accordingly, the solution you offer should be improved. With custom software, any change you want may be easily realized so that your platform always stays up to date with the ongoing trends. Such a high level of flexibility provides efficiency in the working process.
When you build a solution from scratch, you own it, and you get to choose exactly how you’ll use it. Throughout the development process, you can pinpoint which features your users frequently use and which ones you can decommission to lower your operating costs.
Every business looks for the best possible solutions to meet their specific requirements and offer perfect services to the customers. If you choose custom software, the platform is to cover your business, but if you decide to use an off-the-shelf product, you just try to fit your solution within limits.
Maintenance & Support
When you choose custom software development, you get an opportunity to work with a dedicated team. They are always there to provide in-depth technical support and maintenance at any stage of project design and development.
As your business grows, the business processes will become more complex. But, with custom software development, this is not an issue as you can scale your software accordingly. Therefore, this will save you from incurring costs on additional licensing or subscriptions for additional features.
Having your personal custom software platform at your control, you get an original chance to stand out from the competition. You also get a platform that is tailored to fit your specific needs, and your competitors do not have access this platform
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Custom Software Development?
IBM defines custom software development as the process of designing, creating, deploying and maintaining software for a specific set of users, functions or organizations.
How is custom software different from off-the-shelf software?
In contrast to commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS), custom software development aims at a narrowly defined set of requirements. COTS targets a broad set of requirements, allowing it to be packaged and commercially marketed and distributed.
Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop, for example, are packaged commercial software products. They meet the generalized needs of office productivity and graphics design respectively.
Custom software, on the other hand, is designed for a specific set of needs, such as:
- a food and table listing site for a restaurant or
- an online banking app designed for the unique requirements of the bank and its customers.
Why do I need custom software?
Many companies face issues when they try to make existing software align with their business processes. Usually, off-the-shelf products are challenging to integrate and they may help alleviate the problem, but they typically don’t resolve it. Identifying when it’s best for your company to invest in custom software design and development can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.
If you find yourself asking the following questions about your business, you should consider investing in a custom solution.
- Does the business have a critical unique need?
- Do I need to bridge or connect any departments together with an application?
- Does the business need a new competitive edge?
- Could we make changes or speed up any processes through new applications?
- Does our technology feel outdated or hard to use?
- Could the business streamline processes with the help of technology?
- Would we be able to facilitate the consumer’s purchasing process with an application?
If you answered yes to all or at least, some of these questions, we recommend considering custom software design and development. It’s often challenging and unrealistic to find an existing product that will fulfill all your requirements.