7 reasons to consider a custom software over pre-built software

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    Available Features

    Pre-built software may contain features that are not utilized by your organization. Users are forced to work around these features each day. This decreases a software’s credibility and negatively affects a user’s experience.

    Software Management

    The development, test and quality assurance of custom software systems are more transparent and responsive.  Problems and bugs can be taken care of quickly, whereas a pre-built software may take months to implement and roll out fixes.

    Cost Effectiveness

    Although the initial cost to build custom software may be cumbersome, the development process takes scalability into consideration. By tailoring software to a specific company or industry needs, a custom system will bring value to its company over time. Pre-built systems will perpetuate (or create more) process workarounds upon implementation.

    Increased Productivity

    Custom software programs are designed in a way that the team can work efficiently and effectively. Necessary data is centralized, eliminating the need to surf through multiple websites, databases, and sources.

    Frequent Updates

    While software updates are not always mandatory, custom software provides an optimal environment to make changes. As the industry and business needs evolve, updates to the system can be added quickly to address the changes. With pre-built software, the team must meet the requirements of current software users and delay changes.

    Additional Licensing Fees

    With pre-built software, not everything is covered at the base price. There is a higher probability for additional pricing for add-on features. Custom software is flexible enough for companies to include all desired features at the start of development, or include them in the later rounds of development.

    Compatibility

    While pre-built software may contain many essential features, the software may not perform well due to system compatibility. Custom software is designed based on the infrastructure of the system environment it is supported on.

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