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How and When Agile Working Works (And When It REALLY Doesn’t)

Custom Software Development, Software Development Company

How and When Agile Working Works (And When It REALLY Doesn’t)

At Make IT Simple, we are agile working proponents – and our expertise in this area means we’re listed on the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace as an agile specialist.

Why it’s not too late to optimise your site for the Google Page Experience update

Custom Software Development, Software Development Company, Web application development

Why it’s not too late to optimise your site for the Google Page Experience update

Now, it’s more important than ever to practice what we preach to make sure your websites don’t lose their way...

Native vs web: which type of app is better for your business? 

Custom Software Development, Software Development Company

Native vs web: which type of app is better for your business? 

At Make IT Simple, we provide a range of mobile app development services to our clients, and there’s one question that crops up time and time again – what sort of mobile app is best for my business?

Say goodbye to Excel with these innovative (and affordable) back office solutions

Custom Software Development, Software Development Company

Say goodbye to Excel with these innovative (and affordable) back office solutions

Often our customers have well-established processes that cover 90% or more of what they want to do – but are missing that added touch that will make their ‘off the shelf’ software package the perfect tool.

7 Common Pitfalls of Purchasing Software Solutions – and how to avoid them

Custom Software Developer, Software Development Company

7 Common Pitfalls of Purchasing Software Solutions – and how to avoid them

A bespoke solution is fully customisable and matches the exact requirements of your business while providing long-term cost savings and a host of additional value-added advantages. In this blog post, we investigate some of the common pitfalls of purchasing bespoke software solutions – and how you can avoid them.

4 ways to get your start-up app ideas off the ground

Custom Software Development, Software Development Company

4 ways to get your start-up app ideas off the ground

It’s a crowded marketplace and one where a handful of major players dominate. So, how can your startup app ideas stand out and find success? There’s no quick fix. If you want to develop a successful mobile app, it takes time, research and a solid technical skillset. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. With the right approach and the right development team, you can get your startup app ideas off the ground – and it needn’t cost the earth either.

How to find the right app developer for your start-up company

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How to find the right app developer for your start-up company

Apps now play a key role in our day-to-day lives. Nearly 90% of mobile internet time is now spent on apps and 71% of Gen Z spend their digital media time using mobile apps, for example.

Everything you must know about custom software design and development for your recruitment back office

Custom Software Developer, Software Development Company

Everything you must know about custom software design and development for your recruitment back office

In today’s digital times, everyone wants to boost their online operations and gain a competitive edge. Your back-office operations are no different. They are often the beating heart of your organisation. They help your business processes run as smoothly as possible. They enable your front-end office tasks. They can help you provide a high-quality service to your customers.

5 ways an expert digital product development company grows your business

Custom Software Developer, Software Development Company

5 ways an expert digital product development company grows your business

Remote working is now the norm. In fact, experts predict that one-third of the world’s workforce will be working from home on a regular basis by the end of 2021 - and this is where the right digital product can help today’s businesses embrace this new digital age.

5 advantages of bespoke software development over off-the-shelf solutions

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5 advantages of bespoke software development over off-the-shelf solutions

Your choice is clear – should you opt for an off-the-shelf or bespoke solution? But this decision process is more complex than you may assume. It’s not just a matter of cost – you must look beyond the super-fast deployment times and low price tags that many off-the-shelf solutions promise.

How to choose a software development company for bespoke solutions

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How to choose a software development company for bespoke solutions

In today’s hyper-digitised world, you need the right people, processes and technologies in place to achieve business growth. This is where a bespoke software solution can help your organisation deal with its business problems and gain a competitive advantage because it is tailored to meet your exact demands.

Tough choice: hiring the right software developer

Bespoke Software Developer, Software Development Company

Tough choice: hiring the right software developer

It’s hard enough to make a decision to purchase a bespoke software application. It’s even tougher to choose the right software developer to create it for you. With hundreds of them populating the market, finding your ideal software development company is akin to finding that proverbial needle in a haystack.

5 Top Tips for Start-Ups Considering Custom Software Design and Development

Custom Software Developer, Software Development Company

5 Top Tips for Start-Ups Considering Custom Software Design and Development

So, your start-up needs a new software solution... That’s not a problem – or a surprise. Thanks to advancing digitisation, custom software design and development is now a necessity for any business that wants a competitive edge. However, turning your ideas into a reality is often easier said than done.

Investing in bespoke software solutions

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Investing in bespoke software solutions

At some point in the company development process, many business owners start thinking about bespoke software solutions. Custom software can change the way you do business by improving business processes and actively creating value for your company.

How to automate payroll, billing & timesheets

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How to automate payroll, billing & timesheets

How much did the last billing mistake cost you? Do your staff work overtime to meet payroll deadlines? Do paper-based timesheets take you back to the 19th Century?

How much does custom software development cost?

Custom Software Developer, Custom Software Development

How much does custom software development cost?

Congratulations! You are considering bespoke software, which means your business is about to get a big helping hand. You probably already know the numerous advantages of such apps. Meanwhile, the biggest disadvantage is probably the cost. So how much does it cost to develop custom-made applications? What do the expenses depend on? Let’s find out.

Seven advantages (and disadvantages) of bespoke software

Bespoke Software, Bespoke Software Developer

Seven advantages (and disadvantages) of bespoke software

By making a decision to go forward with a [bespoke software solutions](/custom-software-developer/) for your business, you can be giving your company a platform to grow, develop, and expand. However, many companies don’t invest in custom-made software, tailored for their specific needs and instead settle for off-the-shelf products.

4 types of bespoke software solutions to consider for a business

Bespoke Software, Bespoke Software Developer

4 types of bespoke software solutions to consider for a business

Bespoke software solutions vary for each business. The main advantage of creating custom software is its ability to suit individual needs. A specialist developer will spend a substantial amount of time discussing the company’s requirements and your expectations. As a result, you’ll get an ideal program for your business.

Creative ideas for app development (as a business product)

App Developer, App Development Companies

Creative ideas for app development (as a business product)

Where do you get the ideas for creative app development? Solid app ideas are hard to come up with, especially if you don’t have experience with the development process. If you need the app to become the main product your company will be selling, you can go through the following steps.

Custom software development vs off-the-shelf, packaged software

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Custom software development vs off-the-shelf, packaged software

Are you considering an investment in new software for your business? If so, there is a decision to make – do you have something built which exactly meets the needs of your business, or do you choose off-the-shelf, packaged software.

Custom software development for business: 6 things you need to know

Custom Software Development, Software Development Company

Custom software development for business: 6 things you need to know

If you are considering custom software development, you have already taken the first step toward increased growth and development. Many businesses soon find they outgrow the limitations of standard, off-the-shelf or packaged software

What is the software development life cycle? why is it important?

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What is the software development life cycle? why is it important?

Software development is a complicated process which requires sufficient time, extensive experience, out-of-the-box creativity, and excellent client-developer communication. Whether you are outsourcing the process or planning to get it done in-house

What is bespoke software development?

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What is bespoke software development?

When you need any new technology in your business, whether it’s for payroll, accounting, CRM, or order processing you are faced with three options

What are some benefits that custom software development can bring to a company?

Custom Software Developer, Software Development Company

What are some benefits that custom software development can bring to a company?

Every enterprise is looking for new ways to boost profits and outdo the competition. One such method is on the surface but not many companies realise how efficient it is. The advantages of custom software development are so numerous that once you start reaping the benefits, you’ll be at a loss why others aren’t doing it yet.

How do you find and choose a custom software development firm?

Custom Software Development, Software Development Company

How do you find and choose a custom software development firm?

Just like any ideal, the totally 100% perfect-for-everyone dream software development company doesn’t exist. However, there are plenty of fantastic software development companies out there who will be a perfect fit for your business. It’s up to you to choose the best of the best. Since custom-tailored software can help your business grow, develop, and thrive, its quality is vital.

Off-the-shelf software customisation to get the perfect fit (& get our house in order!)

Custom Software Development, Software Development Company

Off-the-shelf software customisation to get the perfect fit (& get our house in order!)

Often our customers have well-established processes that cover 90% or more of what they want to do – but are missing that added touch that will make their ‘off the shelf’ software package the perfect tool.