What is the difference between a software product and a custom software?
Obviously, each option has its own advantages, and your choice will influence the future of your business. In this article, you will be able to understand why investing in custom software could be the best solution to reach your objectives and optimize your business processes.
But what is the difference between a custom software and a software product?
The product is a commercial software already existing on the market. It meets general needs, and you pay a monthly or annual license to use it within your organization. In itself, it is efficient and generally quite simple to use.
Custom software is software developed according to the specific needs of your company. A project is launched from scratch, allowing you to adapt your software to your processes, and not the other way around.
The advantages of custom software development
Obviously, the cost of custom software development is higher than the cost of licensing a software product. However, custom software development has many advantages that will pay for itself, especially in a long-term approach. In the most complex cases, custom development is even the simplest solution to solve your business challenges.
Flexibility and agility
Custom software is developed exactly according to the needs you have identified for your business. And although the development process takes a little longer in terms of time than using a ready-made digital solution, thanks to agile development, you can still start using your software in its first phase of development. Your software only becomes more valuable over time as new features and iterations are added every week. This way, your custom solution evolves in a flexible way, according to the new needs that arise within your organization. Your growth potential is unlimited.
In addition, this approach allows you to have access to the development team at all times and to develop solid business relationships thanks to the close collaboration that takes place throughout the project.
Another important yet underestimated benefit of custom development is related to cyber security. Some software or CMS can be prone to flaws and vulnerable to cyber-attacks. However, custom software is more secure, among other things, thanks to the integration of new and more reliable technologies. Also, since the developers have complete control over the technologies used in the development of your project. You therefore ensure the security of your data.
How is custom development really a competitive advantage for your company?
A custom solution gives you a competitive advantage in your field of activity by increasing your productivity level.
But how is this possible?
Well, by having in hand a software that meets your exact business needs, many tasks and processes are optimized, margins of error are reduced, allowing you to benefit from substantial time savings and increase your overall efficiency.
The calculation is simple: who says time savings, also says money savings and a reduction of your operational costs in the long run.
In short, custom software development is a competitive solution with a host of benefits that will grow with your business and pay for itself very quickly.
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