What is the point of bespoke software?

To answer this let’s first see what bespoke software is. Bespoke software is a tailormade solution that will follow how the business works so that the business doesn’t have to change the natural work flow.

Advantages and downsides apply to both options. For off-the-shelf solutions:

Advantages

  • Instantly available
    • Saves time for development and testing
    • Cost-effective – initially

Disadvantages

  • Time is saved during the building process but lost in learning the software
    • Changes the working style of your operations according to the software
    • Possible hidden charges which may revealed later

And, for bespoke software:

  • Advantages
    • Developed according to the client’s specific needs
    • Client owns the software and the data
    • Expands and changes with client’s business
    • Can be built in stages
    • Provides client with flexibility and portability

  • Disadvantages
    • Comparatively takes more time to develop
    • Can be costly – initially

So, it really depends on the current stage of the business. If the business is fairly new and doesn’t need many licenses, then off-the-shelf software is a good option to go for. On the other hand, if the business has a lot of people working in it and has outgrown what already tried spreadsheets and off-the-shelf software can do, then that is the stage to look at bespoke software.

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