As a full-cycle software development company, we are dedicated to offering IT solutions to our clients that help them implement everyday task automation, process automation and custom solutions. Depending on the client and the industry, we can develop software that mitigates risks those industries face, as well as improve their business operations and digitalization efforts.
Our customer could be anyone looking to streamline or remodel their business operations, optimize the workflow, implement overall digitalization and much more. Custom business software development, API development, UI/UX design, Automation and DevOps are just some of our specialties that have helped numerous local and international organizations.
Some of the more distinguished names we have worked with include Henkel AG, BMW AG, Accenture and Food Union among others. Our portfolio extends to a range of sectors from IT, production, energy, entertainment, to communications and construction, making virtually any company our potential client
We are not just experts in developing software, we are experts in getting to know our clients, understanding their vision and aligning our goals with theirs. By being familiar with the challenges they face, we acquire valuable insight into upscaling opportunities and how we can mitigate potential risks.
5 benefits of custom solutions
In our last blog post we discussed why custom software remains important in a ready-made environment, touching briefly on some of the main benefits. This time around, we decided to dig deeper and explore what the 5 biggest advantages of custom solutions are.
1. More security
The latest report on data breach, conducted by Ponemon Institute and analyzed by IBM, found that the average cost of data breach in 2023 was USD 4.45 million, which is a 15% increase over a 3-year span.
Data security has never been more important. This is where custom software has the upper hand when compared to off-the-shelf solutions. Having complete control and support of your own software significantly diminishes the likelihood of data breach.
Encryptions, access controls, regular maintenance and compliance to industry-specific regulations will all help keep your data safe and protected.
Developing tailored solutions may seem less cost-effective than off-the-shelf software at first. However, it is necessary to think ahead and look at the bigger picture as custom pays off in the long run. Not only will you end up with a software that is built for your needs, this software is also built to last and requires fewer updates.
Additionally, you will not be required to pay for hidden costs or monthly license fees that often emerge with ready-made solutions.
Here is an example of how we helped our customer save money and increase efficiency by designing a software for a fully robotic restaurant - ROBOEATZ.
3. Seamless Integration
Software integration is a process that requires meticulous care and a particularly good understanding of business operations. Generally, many organizations struggle with this process, especially when attempting to integrate off-the-shelf software.
The best way to describe it would be by comparing it to a shape sorter toy, where someone may succeed fitting a certain-shaped object into the box without the hole being the designated shape, yet it still wasn’t the required fit.
Custom software, on the other hand, can be designed with coherent integration in mind, focusing on the specific needs of the company that, ultimately, warrants a seamless integration.
4. Increased Productivity
Through automation and streamlining of processes, custom software has the potential to significantly increase employee productivity. When software is made to be tailored to a company's needs, it takes into account all the standard business practices that sometimes include repetitive tasks carried out by employees and uses this insight to automate the tasks.
This, in turn, helps decrease the amount of time employees spend on daily operations and enables them to focus on data insights and handling multiple activities at once. It is also worth noting that it has a positive impact on their motivation levels, as they get to work on new and exciting projects they did not have time for earlier.
5. Flexibility & Scalability
As a response to the fast-paced environment, companies change over time in order to adapt and stay competitive. Flexibility, agility and scalability seem to have become the buzzwords accentuating what the majority of companies today need in order to stay in the game.
Off-the-shelf software offers a quick fix, but their lack of flexibility makes them fall short to the test of time. Changing anything about the application may violate the licensing agreement with the software provider, making it impossible to maintain the software.
Owning a tailored solution, on the other hand, allows adding new features to the software later on and can support the growing demands of the company, making it agile and scalable.
We hope this article helped to explain why custom solutions are so useful. If you are interested in exploring how tailored solutions can be applied to your business, we encourage you to get in touch with our team of experts that can consult you on what the options for upgrading your business are.