Are you wondering if custom software development is the right direction to take for your business? Whether you are a New York or New Jersey company looking for new software or a complete revamp of existing systems, here are 10 signs that you should invest in custom software development rather than buying an existing software package.
#1 You Run Your Own Business
If you run your own company, then you know better than anyone that your business is unique and can’t use a cookie-cutter software package. Custom software development means that you get all of the unique features you need for your business.
#2 You Require Specialized Reports for Business Analytic Purposes
Modern businesses rely on analytics and reporting more and more. If this is true of your company, you probably can’t rely on the standardized reports offered by most software products available. Customized reporting that is accurate and fast calls for custom software development along with the assistance of an MS Access developer who can help ensure your software and database work hand-in-hand to get you the information your company needs to thrive.
#3 You Need Your New Software to Integrate with Existing Systems
Integrating new software with an existing computer system calls for a great deal of expertise, but it can also save you the expense of starting from scratch. For example, if you are presently using accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks), and you want your application to perform tasks like invoicing and check printing, you’d probably prefer to have your new software pull from your existing accounting system rather than having to spend the time and money to start over. The best way to ensure that your new application will be compatible with your existing system is to choose custom software development.
#4 No Existing Software Meets Your Needs
There are plenty of software packages out there for just about every sort of business, but that doesn’t mean there will be something that matches your needs exactly. Rather than settling for expensive software that does some of what you want but not everything, a custom design that meets all of your needs is a superior option. This tailored software approach means your company’s unique needs are the top priority.
#5 You View Mobile Application Development as an Investment
Whether you are looking for mobile application development or a desktop application, viewing the software as an investment – which it really is – means that you don’t have to worry about starting over again in the future. Custom applications can be made scalable so that your future business can benefit from the same software you are having developed right now.
#6 You Want the Flexibility of Software Developers who are MS SQL Database Experts
When MS SQL database experts are involved in your custom software development, it helps to ensure that the best database design and storage practices are used, resulting in optimized queries being a part of the development process. Database experience on the back end ensures that front end results are fast, reliable, and custom-fit to meet your needs.
#7 You Want Simple and Fast Software, Which Often Requires an MS Access Developer
If you want your employees to be able to start using the software right away with minimal learning curve, that often requires custom software development. Plus, the assistance of an MS Access developer is vital if you need an MS Access application. Additionally, our developers specialize in MS SQL and MySQL databases. This means that the database supplying information for your queries will be optimized for speed and accuracy. Rather than waiting minutes for vital data, you have access at your fingertips in seconds.
#8 You Want to Be in Charge of the Process
It’s your business. You want creative control. That’s not something you get when you work with corporate software packages. You can only get this from custom software development. Be sure to work with developers who take your requirements or any old application you may have into consideration during every step of the process. Communication is a top priority, and this ensures that you get exactly what you want.
#9 You Foresee Future Upgrades Like Wanting to Convert Access to Web
Custom software is the perfect option if you want to convert an Access database to a web-based system. This change would allow for scalability and remote access of the application. Future business growth is also an important factor in custom software development. Prebuilt packages always come with limitations. Some are too small for projected future growth. Others are way more than what you need right now and can result in wasted money. The best thing to do is to have custom software developed that meets your current needs but is scalable for your future growth projections.
#10 Your Unique Requirements Call for an Alpha Anywhere Developer
Alpha Anywhere can allow our custom software designers to develop unique applications that meet your requirements and provide mobile access for employees. With our Alpha Anywhere software development capabilities and also known as Alpha Five, your employees can work from anywhere, and that means greater productivity for your company.
Custom Software Development that NY and NJ Businesses Can Trust
The Farber Consulting Group Inc. provides NY and NJ businesses with custom software development and database design and development services that lead to greater productivity and user satisfaction. To learn more, call us at 732-536-4765 for a free consultation.
Written by: Doron Farber - The Farber Consulting Group, Inc