There are two choices every business owner has to make when it comes to business tasks: Pre-designed software or customised software. Both of them have positives and negatives and it’s up to you to decide how you want to invest your money.
Small businesses indeed tend to navigate towards off-the-shelf software because it seems the more affordable option. With the keyword here being ‘seem’. So before you make your final decision, look at the pros and cons of bespoke software development first.
Customised to Your Business Needs
No two businesses are the same which is why a one-size-fits-all software solution won’t work. Custom software can be developed to suit your business’ unique needs. Employee tasks will be easier and much faster with a custom software solution.
No Issues with Compatibility
Many businesses use more than one pre-designed software solution to complete their business tasks. Often these software programs have issues with compatibility. When you invest in custom software, there will be no chance of that.
You Can Always Add Functionality
Hopefully, your business grows and when it does, so will your software functionality needs. When you’ve invested in custom software, your developer will be able to include features and functions to help you get the job done efficiently.
Ongoing Support and Training
All software solutions offer some level of support but more often than not, these helplines are abroad. A local developer like Netgen will provide ongoing support and training to your staff as your business and software grows and changes.
Custom Software Seems More Expensive
Custom software costs more than pre-designed software, but only at first. However, in the long run, it is the most affordable option. As your business grows, you’ll have to spend more money on new or additional software solutions. Often, these solutions aren’t compatible and you’ll end up developing a custom software solution. If you have the money to spend right now, you’d be better off kicking off with custom software.
For more reasons to invest in custom software, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Netgen team today!