Dedicated software for a company – when is it better to make bespoke software?

Many ready-made systems and applications designed for business use can be found on the market, but most of them fulfil only basic functions. Such a solution often fails to meet all the requirements of a company due to its specific needs. Dedicated software is created individually for an organisation, thanks to which it can effectively perform the functions necessary for a selected industry or form of business.

What is custom written software tailored to the needs?  

Dedicated software for a company is a specially designed, advanced IT system in the form of a web application. Platforms of this type have many specialised functions which support communication, automate business processes and facilitate business management. Custom software always has a specific use, and its appropriate adaptation to the needs of an organisation allows it to achieve measurable benefits. These applications are prepared in a special order, thanks to which they always meet the business needs of an enterprise. The process of their creation meets the requirements of the company and individual sectors of its activity, as it is based on strict guidelines of the customer. 

What are the main business advantages of “custom software”?

It is worth developing custom software to meet the needs of the business so that we can meet predefined objectives. Custom applications are easy to expand, integrate with external IT systems and scale. Their use supports the automation of business activities and at the same time allows for optimal use of the possibilities offered by IT infrastructure. Business “custom software” guarantees much more efficient implementation of many processes while reducing the amount of work and resources involved. Generally available programmes do not always offer the possibility of expansion and often have functions that are unnecessary for the customer. Many such systems are paid for on a subscription basis, which entails higher costs.

Why is needs analysis and understanding of business processes crucial to writing good software?

Software development requires a thorough analysis of the needs that a given enterprise has. Detailed definition of business processes allows creating dedicated software that will be consistent with the target requirements of the customer. At the stage of defining business and functional needs, it is crucial to determine the benefits that a given organisation wants to achieve by implementing a specific application. The creation of dedicated software must therefore be preceded by analytical meetings, interviews with target users and other processes that help developers understand the business processes occurring in a given company.

Where to look for custom software developers?

The design and implementation of development software are handled by specialised companies that offer software development. Custom applications are usually tailored systems to manage sales, customer service, finance, accounting, administration and work organisation, production or human resources. Development teams offering to create this type of software can be found on the Internet. However, it is worth paying attention to the experience of specialists and their reputation by checking, for example, previously completed projects by them in the field of dedicated software.

Fabrizio VanMarcino

Fabrizio Van Marciano is a self-taught web designer, front-end web developer, and content creator. He is the founder of FVM.