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Why a Custom Software Solution is More Valuable Than Out of the Box

Category: software development

Written by: Tony Adragna

Posted on: January 4, 2019

Software is the backbone behind how numerous organizations operate. Whether it’s a CRM, a payroll software, a social media tool, or anything in between - software is vital for businesses to operate.

But with so many different softwares available to your team, it’s often hard to decide which software you should purchase. The first question your team should answer is this: do you want a custom software solution or one that has already been developed and you can use immediately?

Custom Software or Not?

Numerous Softwares vs. One Software

When you purchase a piece of software that has already been developed, chances are high that it won’t be able to do everything that you want it to do. What generally happens is that businesses end up having to purchase multiple pieces of software to accomplish everything they want.

With a custom software solution, your business is able to tailor one piece of software to your needs. You won’t need to go out and purchase several different pieces of software to solve your problems. Instead, one, custom-built solution is all you’ll need.

Cost

There’s a common misconception about ‘out-of-the-box’ solutions vs. custom software solutions. Typically, people think that purchasing software that is already built is cheaper than a custom solution, but oftentimes that’s false.

Pre-built software can have large costs up-front, plus monthly or yearly licensing fees.

Plus, if you’re having to purchase two or three different pieces of software to meet your needs, your costs can add up quickly.

Instead, you can purchase a custom solution for a one-time fee and it can do everything you need to effectively run your business.

scalabilityScalability

Many pre-built softwares are built with small businesses in mind. But what happens if your business grows? Pre-built solutions often aren’t able to scale. A custom solution can be built with growth in mind, which saves you the hassle of having to go look for new software as your business grows.

A custom software solution tends be more beneficial for your business, your employees, and your customers.

Set up some time with us to discuss if a custom software solution would be a good fit for your business.

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