Bespoke is the buzz word in today’s tech world where one- size- fits- all does not apply anymore because each business is different with its unique set of requirements. While off- the-shelf software is cost- effective and efficient, it may not be sufficient for organizations that have a specific process requirement for instance, restaurants or heavy machinery manufacturers often need custom software to manage inventory.
Most of the organizations use MS Excel as the reporting tool, which is an off-the-shelf easily available software, but one that requires a lot of manual effort to create ‘a’ particular report whereas a custom software can be more flexible, as it is constructed by software professionals and can implement functionality for a wide range of business needs. Businesses can tailor the software to what their customers want instead of having to choose a package that caters for a generic market.
Custom Software can be tailor-made to suit what your business needs. Even though costs for customized software seem high, it is not necessarily so, given the fact that you decide when you want to upgrade or downgrade as per your need. Integration costs are lower as it is built keeping your tools and processes in mind, better support is handy as it is only for you and you are always in charge.
Smaller businesses have to bear in mind the higher costs of developing a bespoke solution, but long- term efficiency gains make it worth the cost. Larger organizations are increasingly moving towards customized software