Bespoke software solutions vary for each business. The main advantage of creating custom software is its ability to suit individual needs. A specialist developer will spend a substantial amount of time discussing the company’s requirements and your expectations. As a result, you’ll get an ideal program for your business.
Contrary to off-the-shelf solutions, you know exactly what to expect from the bespoke software. You don’t have to worry about losing control over updates, security, timely support, and high-quality output. Here are four types of bespoke software solutions to consider for your business.
1) CRM (Customer Relationship Management) Systems
Pre-built CRM systems are created to suit many businesses. They have a variety of functions that you may never need to use. These functions don’t just increase the learning curve, they can slow the program down. Configuration and deployment of such software can be time-consuming. As a result, you may end up with a program that lacks several necessary functions - in fact many businesses have a CRM system that is, in effect, little more than an address book.
A custom CRM system is designed based on the parameters you need. The learning curve decreases and the adoption within your team will be faster since the team will be working with a workflow designed around your specific business. Custom-made CRM software can also automate many aspects of your business allowing your sales or customer service team to spend precious time on more valuable activities.
2) Content Management Systems (CMS)
While an open source content management system can help you build a high-quality website, it doesn’t necessarily keep your needs in mind. If you want a unique solution, you typically need to deal with a variety of optional modules and a steep learning curve. Such free options usually have compatibility and speed issues. Support for these systems is also often lacking.
Ordering a bespoke CMS allows you to integrate only the most needed solutions. The developer knows all the ins and outs of the system, so all the problems that arise along the way are fixed as quickly as possible.
3) Ecommerce Software Solutions
Running an online store may seem easy but only if you have the right tools. Off-the-shelf solutions for online store website building are rarely optimised for individual businesses. As a result, your team is forced to spend too much time struggling to make the program work.
Bespoke ecommerce software solutions allow automation and analysis of multiple processes. They help manage goods and accounting in the way you store needs. Meanwhile, they offer your business an option to grow on your own terms. In a majority of cases, off-the-shelf solutions lack proper flexibility. Bespoke software can grow together with your business.
4) ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Software
Many businesses consider ERP software due to its cost-effectiveness and efficiency. Off-the-shelf options are (potentially) easy to implement. However, they contain a variety of features you’ll most likely never need.
Bespoke ERP software is based on your company’s experience. The developers consider all your needs, coming up with an ideal product. Many businesses require highly complex or individual ERP solutions, which off-the-shelf programs simply can’t provide.
Bespoke Software Solutions
At Make IT Simple, we can develop the above-mentioned bespoke software types and many more programs for your business needs. Please get in touch and let’s talk about your project. More information can also be found in our Bespoke Software Guide, which can be downloaded for free here.