When should you upgrade your custom software

Is it time you thought about upgrading your software? The digital world is constantly changing and evolving, and there are many reasons to upgrade and ensure your software is keeping up with the times.

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  1. The solution needs to scale with your business growth 

Your software may have been developed before you had the number of employees or customers you have now. Your current solution may only allow for a certain number of concurrent users or maybe slowing down due to the number of customers and transactions being stored. If this is the case, then you are definitely due for an upgrade. 

  1. Technology has advanced and you need to stay current

Technology is evolving at a rapid rate and innovation happens frequently. By keeping up with these advancements, you ensure that you are staying ahead of your competitors and that your software and business processes are as efficient and optimised as possible. There may be new features that are commonplace now that weren’t possible when your software was created.

  1. Your security needs have changed as new online threats emerge

Unfortunately, as technology evolves, so do security threats. Malicious code often takes advantage of security gaps left unplugged in older software. Your software may also have been developed before innovations like two or multi-factor authentication. Leaving vulnerabilities in your software puts your entire business, as well as your customers’ data, at risk.

  1. Business processes have evolved but your software hasn’t

If your business processes have evolved since your software was first developed, you may find that users are having to work around its deficiencies rather than having the software work for them. You may also have introduced entirely new processes that your software doesn’t cater for at all. Upgrading your software could save a lot of time and effort.

Keep up with the times

Did you know that Netgen offers ongoing maintenance plans with all of the software we develop? When we create a solution, you can rest assured that it will be kept up to date with new technology and can advise on how to make changes for your evolving business processes. We also specialise in legacy code conversion, so if you have old software that needs to be upgraded, we can help. Contact us today.

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