No two companies are alike, and business needs vary greatly from one organization to another. Successful companies must evaluate their business processes at regular intervals in order to make sure that their current solutions are working well for them, and to improve upon those that need adjustments.
It’s often said that these days, every company is a software company. The realities of the 21st-century technological landscape mean that your business needs to treat software and IT as an integral part of your organization. Choosing the right software to help your business grow and achieve its goals is therefore a crucially important task.
Businesses looking for a quick solution to fill their software needs often turn to off-the-shelf software. Whether this is the right choice depends on the particular software and the needs of the business. For example, businesses usually need very similar things from their word processing software, so they almost always purchase off-the-shelf word processing solutions such as Microsoft Word.
However, no matter what they’re used for or who provides them, off-the-shelf applications rarely work to fulfill all your needs, or work to match your business needs as was described when the application was sold to you. This means that you may have to change your own business processes to match the software, rather than tailoring the software to fit your requirements. In addition, out-of-the-box software is often slow to keep up with the needs of the industry. What’s more, the developer may take the software in a direction that you disagree with, or change or remove features that you relied on.
Using customized software solutions for your most important business processes, on the other hand, will enable you to get the most out of your investments. Custom software can be built to meet your exact needs and to integrate with your existing workflow, and can be changed quickly if you want to add new features. In addition, the solution can receive support and maintenance for as long as you require it.
No matter what your technology needs are, we’re prepared to help you fulfill them. Call us at 855-727-2589, or send an email and we’ll provide you with more information.