Getting what you need, in business, isn’t a luxury. Whether you’ve shepherded your organization through the startup process or stepped in at a later phase, it’s up to you to translate corporate lessons learned into an efficient system that works all day, every day, year after year. That’s a huge responsibility, and you need the right tools to make it work.
This is where custom software comes in. It does everything that packaged solutions do, only better, and adds functionality that is impossible to achieve any other way. Through custom software, you can streamline business processes, expand communication capabilities, validate data, analyze trends, track operations, and ease the process of user adoption by designing your own UI/UX workflow.
In a competitive world, this level of efficiency isn’t optional. It’s the first line of defense in securing the success of your venture and safeguarding your reputation as a tech-savvy executive. Not only does custom software give you more control over how your business operates, it evolves with the latest technology, allowing you to incorporate powerful new capabilities into your operations, such as:
- Progressive Web Apps
- VR/Mixed Reality
- Blockchain Technology
- Artificial Intelligence
- Advanced Cyber Security
- Internet of Things
Not too interested in the latest trends? Custom software has at least 8 advantages that can help you to succeed in any environment.
Ease of Use
Custom software means getting the package you want, with the look and feel that end users can easily navigate. Using the EndPoint Modeling methodology, the input of all stakeholders is taken into account, and the user experience can be tweaked before a single line of code is written, ensuring that the delivered product offers the exact UI/UX you requested.
How efficient is your workflow? Designing your ideal system provides the opportunity to examine how successful your previous streamlining efforts have been and identify processes that take longer or use more resources than necessary. Once deployed, your new system should be able to track the amount of time your users spend on their daily tasks, as well as organizing their tasks so that you can provide informed assessments in the future.
Your custom software package should incorporate all the necessary integrations you need to support your ideal workflow. Whether this is between applications, data sources, devices, or all of these items, custom software can bring all the things you use into one package.
The era of manual record reconciliation is long over, and the ability to automate repetitive and time-consuming tasks is one of the most powerful benefits of custom software. Your software solution should be able to automate purchasing, invoicing, inventory and marketing functions, and reporting and inventory management functions, as well as many others.
When you buy an off-the-shelf product, your number of users is limited to the licenses you buy. Sometimes, the number of records and the number of marketing communications and sales transactions are also limited. So, what do you really own? A custom software package allows you to operate without restrictions, adding users as your business grows without penalty.
Accentuating Your Brand
Software packages with client-facing modules are a representation of your brand. You need these features to make the right impression, allowing your team and your customers to interact in a way that reinforces your corporate aesthetic and your commitment to quality.
A custom software solution is a completely tailored product, meaning that you won’t pay for services that you don’t need, and your team doesn’t have to waste time navigating a labyrinth of unnecessary features in order to conform to requirements of a canned system. Custom solutions provide the functionality you want, with no waste.
Are there other advantages to custom software that we haven’t listed here? Do you have an experience of your own that you would like to share with us or a question you would like to ask us? Leave it in the comments below and we will get right back to you!