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As a business grows, one of the most common questions is whether they should build a customised software solution or buy one off the shelf?
It all depends on how you do business.
Custom software is designed for a company that has a specific way of doing business, while an off the shelve approach is readily available it is not bespoke to your business – meaning your business needs to work with the software restrictions. Plus, with off the shelf solution, it often falls short of meeting the specific needs of the business resulting in lots of features being left unused. Custom software is there to help develop software applications that cater to the business needs and its requirements and support business growth.
So here we outline some pros and cons of both custom and off the shelf.
Pros and Cons of Custom Software
Pros and Cons of Off the Shelf Software
So, there you have it.
It is good to remember that custom software development is becoming more popular due to the fact that it allows businesses to implement their unique ideas and USPs by creating custom software. When businesses turn to off the shelf, it is likely that their competition is also using the same software. There are lots to think about as all software is crucial to any business.
Greystone: Making sense of IT and software solutions
Below are some examples of recent Web Solutions that we have produced for customers:
A complete online system for staffing and personnel management. Including, staff database, holiday booking, absent event tracking with Active Directory and application user creation and management.
Secure portal for company invoice generation and management
An Intranet-based application for booking, approving and managing staff holidays
A single portal for all company training requirements. Including training material library, achievement tracking, and staff training management.