Working with the proper software in your business is critical for the efficiency of daily operations. Sometimes a traditional off-the-shelf software package is enough for your needs at that moment, but often it’s not designed to grow with you. Relying on a custom software development company is becoming more of a necessity than a luxury due to constant growth and evolution within various industries. This is particularly the case if you are in insurance, healthcare, finance, oil and gas, or commercial software product development. Here are some of the important benefits to consider about custom software.
Maintenance When You Need It
Since your custom software doesn’t have an expiration date, the maintenance on it is available as long as you need it to be. Compare this to a standard software package, where you never know when the company will decide to discontinue the product and maintenance. With custom software development, you can be at peace knowing a sudden change in support or operations won’t occur. You are in control of your software.
Software Designed Specifically For Your Business
Any software is an investment for a company, so it’s always best to ensure it meets all of your needs. When it comes to custom software development, you work directly with the developers to discuss your needs and desires. Once the application is designed, you work closely with the developer to ensure it meets all of your requirements, and adjustments are made accordingly.
Superior Technical Support
One of most convenient aspects of custom software development is that the people who develop your software will also be able to provide technical support. Since these professionals were heavily involved in creating the software, they are the experts and know the product inside and out.
Maximize Your Investment
A common misconception is that custom software is significantly more expensive than a standard, off-the-shelf program. This is not always the case. Even if the upfront cost is a higher with custom software, the long-term costs can be far less when you consider specific features it offers tailored to your needs and its ability to grow with your business. Plus, you don’t have to worry about unknown changes made by the vendor which may affect your processes and business workflow.
Cyber criminals spend a lot of time trying to hack into standard software packages. Since there is more information to find on packaged software, they are often easier to hack. In fact, many hackers won’t even attempt to breach your custom software since it’s not an easy target to find or access, and therefore not worth their effort. Custom software allows security to be designed around your needs.
Antares has 30 years of experience providing software outsourcing for businesses large and small. We work with our clients to ensure their software is designed to make workflows and operations more efficient, which will boost the bottom line in the short-term and long-term. To learn how custom software can benefit your business, contact us today.