What is Bespoke Software Development? What are the differences between Bespoke Software and Off-The-Shelf Software?
Bespoke software development is a custom, tailor-made solution that meets the specific needs of a client.
Each organisation is different in shape and size and all have processes that are necessary for a system to operate. Bespoke software is purposefully designed to fit exactly to the requirements of an organisation, much more closely and effectively than an off-the-shelf software solution.
A new, bespoke software system should look to be a vast improvement on your old legacy system. It should also function with automation running in every process possible within the system. Finally, the bespoke system should be fully fit-for-purpose with your company processes.
Is bespoke software development necessary for my business?
Depending on your business needs, bespoke software is heavily focussed on the processes of the organisation. Each process in the business should be evaluated to determine if it can improve efficiency through software.
When considering bespoke software some of the determinants could be the cost of development, from internal costs through to the costs of the creation and adoption of the new software.
Maintenance and new updates are also important factors to consider with internal changes within an organisation as well as external changes such as technology and customer needs.
Bespoke software vs off-the-shelf software
The cost of bespoke software is much less than you may think compared to the off-the-shelf alternative solutions.
Despite off-the-shelf being initially cheaper, it will never be able to customise to your exact needs. It will potentially cost more to customise an off-the-shelf system and doing so will never truly deliver the focus bespoke software development offers.
A bespoke software solution will be much easier to maintain and keep in step with any changes to current or new business processes. Organisations end up paying more money in maintenance costs for an off-the-shelf package as it moves further away from your initial specification.
HMRC provides tax relief benefits to innovating your business software processes. We can help you with your application, saving your company a substantial sum for your software development project.
How we can help...
We at AppDrawn have worked on many bespoke software development projects for over 20 years. Software is always changing. If you are wishing to future-proof your business in the area of software, going bespoke will give you precisely what you need for the future.
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