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What Is Custom Software Development?

Custom Software Development is the process of designing, creating, deploying & maintaining a software that is specifically developed for the user or a group of users within an organization. Custom software is made to ensure that all your particular set of requirements are accommodated. Like any software development process, this software development process also goes through several different stages to get the final product. custom software development aims at a narrowly defined collection of requirements, research, development, quality assurance (QA), risk management & reporting.

In simple words, Custom software development is designed for a specific set of needs.

For example: a customized application of a startup or an online banking app designed for the unique requirements of the bank and its customers.

Why Choose Custom Software Development?

Custom software development comes at a later stage when enterprises need to streamline their needs and want some custom upgradations. Custom software development is important because it helps meet unique requirements at a profitable cost for purchasing, maintaining and modifying commercial software.

Some of the key features include:

1. Scalability

Businesses are meant to grow, that’s the whole point of starting them in the first place. Off-the-shelf software may not be able to handle the heavy load & cannot be manipulated at will and remains constant in its offerings but custom software is built for specific businesses and can be scaled according to the changing needs of the company as the brand expands. Custom software evolves as the organization or business grows.

 

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2. Lower integration costs

Lower integration costs

Ready-made software solutions may seem cheaper at first. However, it’s important to remember that maintaining those software will not be cheap. Initially it seems low but it’s like a recurring cost -whether that is monthly or yearly depends on the product. Therefore, businesses who are searching for a long-term solution often find that they shell out far more money than they anticipated with ready-made software. 

3. Profitability

It’s viable to make money with custom software development. Depending on the terms and conditions of the project, businesses can license or sell software to other organizations that develop their own products.

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4. Your software is maintained as long as you require

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This is another main difference between custom and off-the-shelf software. With custom software, you own the application and can do anything you wish with it. But with off-the-shelf software, it is never sure if they are going to work for your enterprise. It puts your business in a vulnerable position. You’re dependent on someone else to update and improve your software. All you can do is cross your fingers and hope the developer stays afloat for many years to come. 

How much time and money is needed?

There is no proper answer to this question, it completely depends on your preferences. whether there’s an urgency for the completion of the project? or you have a different needs & unique set of requirements? all these factors will define the amount of money and time you are willing to invest in your custom software development services. Talk with internal stakeholders and come up with a budget and timeline related questions so you can take the conversation ahead with a development firm.

However, the right company will bring you on track and provide you with the answers. Listen closely for their intent when they talk about the timeline and the budget. These are critical factors to any business that should be brought in early.

Which Industries Can Utilize Custom Software?

Just imagine, successful multi-million dollar companies like Spotify, Uber, or Netflix would be without custom software development. How would have managed to be on the top? Probably nowhere near the market positions they currently occupy. Many companies owe their success in large part to having tailor-made software, developed just for them. The beauty of custom software development is that it’s not just for large enterprises. Since it can easily scale up or down (certainly better than off-the-shelf software) even smaller companies and startups can take advantage of it.

Final thoughts

There are many benefits to custom application development. And with increasingly complex products for companies, customization has become more of the norm than the exception. To get the most from your software.

Get in touch with us at EZtek to understand how we can build powerful custom software for your business. We have an extremely responsive team that collaborates with clients and responds to their unique needs promptly.

Shahruchi

Shahruchi

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