The advantages of bespoke software

advantages of bespoke software

Anton Botha
26 May 2022

What is bespoke software?

A bespoke software solution, also known as custom- or tailor-made software, is one that is designed and developed entirely around your needs. Bespoke software addresses the direct “needs”, or “wants” of your business and/or customers.

Normally seen as an alternative to off-the-shelf or commercial software due to the flexibility, and being developed to fit into your already existing business processes, bespoke software provides a high level of integration that you would normally not find with other commercial software solutions.

Furthermore, as you would normally own the source code, the solution can easily integrate with other solutions. This allows you to replace legacy systems, and update the software as your business and/or customer needs change.

What is off-the-shelf software?

Off the shelf, or commercial software is a general-purpose solution designed to accommodate a broader range of business models. For example, commercial software focuses more on providing a general solution that might not always cover all your specific business or customer requirements.

The solution is designed for mass-market use. As such, it provides a more general set of tools, rather than tools specifically tailored to certain business models.

What are the advantages of bespoke software?

Although there are several advantages to making use of bespoke software, there are certainly some reasons more valuable than others.

Security

We’re not saying that off-the-shelf software is unsafe. However, with bespoke software, you are sure that your solution is up-to-date against the latest security vulnerabilities that may arise as technology and software platforms improve.

Complete ownership

Having your bespoke software solution not only differentiates your business from others but also gives you full control over the solution. Additionally, you can decide whether it needs additional functionality, features, or customizations, who can make use of your software, and how that software interacts with your user base.

Scalability and flexibility

As your business grows you may find that you need to purchase additional software solutions or licenses to be able to keep up with current trends. However, with bespoke software, you can always implement new functionality or change existing functionality with your already working solution.

Licensing Costs

No more pesky yearly licensing costs. Custom solutions do not have licensing costs and all budgets can go towards enhancing the software. Therefore, a business is able to fulfil its ever-changing “needs” and “wants”.

Choose Integrove’s Bespoke Solutions

Investing in a bespoke software solution may be one of the most beneficial decisions a business could make. Bespoke software is a long-term investment in the future of your business. Thus, it is important to find the right partner that will and can effectively support your business throughout the development, deployment, and maintenance of the right solution that fits your business requirements and needs.

At Integrove, we specialise in bespoke digital solutions. We work closely with all our clients to determine their individual technology needs. We do not believe in a “one-size fits all” approach. That is why our customisable solutions are ideal for the unique problem/s you might face. You can rely on our skilful and professional team, spanning multiple technology disciplines, to successfully deliver end-to-end solutions in an integrated and agile manner.

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