by admin , 20 May 2020 Custom Software Development
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.
For businesses on a tight budget or in need of a quick solution, the off-the-shelf option is often the one to choose. If you want something unique (that gives you a competitive advantage) or want the best possible solution to your business challenges, however, you should give serious thought to investing in a custom designed solution.
Let’s compare the pros and cons of the two options:
At Make IT Simple we provide high-quality custom software solutions for businesses of all sizes. If you are still wondering which type of application is right for you, check out the comparison table below.
|Custom Made Software||Package Software|
|Quick customer support||Yes||Depends on manufacturer|
|User-friendly||Yes||Often yes but it depends on the support level. Unwanted updates can make an application more difficult to use.|
|Low cost||No||Yes (in general but not always)|
|Quick development time||No||Yes|
|Easy to use||Yes||Sometimes Yes, Sometimes No|
|Adds value to the business||Yes||No|
The advantages of custom software are overwhelming – when you need a fast or low-cost solution an off-the-shelf programme is fine but if you want the BEST solution it requires custom development.
If you are looking for a bespoke software development company, please get in touch by phone by calling +44 (0) 1905 700 050 or filling out the form below.