(also known as bespoke software or tailor-made software)
At present, the development of applications and customized computer systems constitute a global improvement tool for business, as well as, they contribute to the management and optimization of the commercial processes of a company.
What is Custom Software?
Custom applications or software are pieces of software or tools, developed specifically to meet the management needs of a company, factory, business or process.
Advantages of custom applications
Since its development is done at the request of the company that is going to implement it, it is highly adaptable to the processes of said company.
The functionalities of the application will correspond 100% to the needs of the company, allowing a better management of its resources, since they have been designed together and specifically for it.
The learning curve will be very fast as there is a close relationship between the company and the developers throughout the software design and development process, as well as subsequent meetings and seminars on the use and implementation of the application.
They offer a long-term saving of the company’s resources since the management of the processes is more optimized than generic software.
High availability since a customized application can always be developed for a specific management process.
Custom software can be developed and evolved along with the company to always be adjusted to its needs, allowing an adaptive development of the application characteristics.
- Custom tools represent a competitive advantage over other companies that use commercial applications, since they have been designed to optimize their own business processes and not generic work procedures.
Disadvantages of custom applications
They require a high level of involvement on the part of the company in the design, development and implementation processes in order to transmit the exact needs of the company, as well as optimize the processes carried out by the application.
Development times for these types of applications are usually high, depending on the level of complexity of the solution to be implemented.
Higher development costs compared to implementing generic commercial software.