Bespoke VS off-the-shelf Software
What should you choose?
Deciding whether to buy bespoke or off-the-shelf software is going to be a crucial part of your business strategy. We will examine the pros and cons of both to help you decide what is best for your business.
In today’s digital age, having an automated system to streamline your workflow is becoming increasingly important. This is only exasperated when your team or customer base has exploded to the point that it is not feasible to do everything manually. This is why you come to specialist companies like BraceTech to provide your software needs.
The first thing you should look for before you purchase any bit of software is whether it does exactly what you want. There is often a chance that there is an off-the-shelf software that would suit your needs. However, this could come with additional unwanted features. Or, more often than not, it will be missing something that would be useful for your business. Seeing as bespoke software is built around your requirements, you will consistently get what you ask for.
IThe second thing every company should look at before deciding on what software to buy is the cost. Whilst bespoke software is intimately tied to your daily needs, this unique customisation comes with a higher price tag. So, if cheap is the only thing you are looking for then off-the-shelf would win this round.
The final thing to look for is whether the software is scalable. Every business is looking to grow and develop into the future and your software should grow with you. Off-the-shelf software often cannot scale up with the needs of a growing business. Moreover, once your business becomes increasingly complex, there could be multiple compatibility issues between your software’s. Bespoke software, however, will be constantly updated to complement your business needs.
At the end of the day, you will need to choose software that best suits your needs. If you would like more information regarding what type of software would most complement your business, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org