What is a Custom Software Platform?

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Custom Software Platforms are software programs designed and developed for specific solutions.

Whether they are to help a business become more efficient, to launch a new business idea, or to aid in helping humanity, Custom Software Platforms serve a great purpose.

Who Are They For

Depending on the application of the custom software platform, they can be for an entire workforce at a company, customers of a business, athletic teams to see their stats, etc... The possbilities are endless and seemingly the moon is the limit. We collaborate with our clients in fun and engergitic Discovery Phase workshops to assist them in bringing their software applications to life.

Examples

Enterprise Resource - these are custom software platforms implemented by companies that are used by the staff of the company in any regard such as human resource tools, job trackers, project management, financial reporting, etc... ERPs helps you streamline routine operational tasks, cut costs, and save valuable time.

Companies need to be savvy when it comes to planning their operations. Time spent completing operational tasks, like inventory or payroll, could be better allocated to identifying new growth opportunities.

Many small businesses rely on outdated ERP solutions unable to fully support their needs. You need an ERP solution that can match your company’s requirements and adapt as you grow.

Web apps - are custom software platforms that are most like websites. They still live on a server and are accessed through the web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and more.

What sets them apart from websites is that they have deep complex functionality such as user authentication, dashboard reporting, commenting systems, task management solutions, and more.

Mobile Apps - probably one of the most popular custom software platforms. Mobile Apps are custom software platforms that are downloaded and installed on mobile devices from the iOS Apple and Google Play stores.

Mobile Apps can be hybrid (to work on both OS), or OS dedicated. Mobile Apps can gain access to device technologies such as the camera, the phone, the accelerometer, and more!

Desktop Apps - are custom software platforms that are very similar to Web Apps, however seem a lot like Mobile Apps.

They are custom software platform solutions that are downloaded and installed on desktop (or laptop) computers, and operate using the computers operating system. Much like Microsoft Word, or your favorite note-taking app.

Benefits:

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Personalized Solution

When off-the-shelf software is implemented, it is never sure if they are going to be effective or solve for the specific solution they were put into place to solve.

Developing a custom software platform specifically for your company or purpose assures that the solution will be foolproof.

Scalability:

The growth of your business brings new requirements. Off-the-shelf software that seems to perfectly fit your needs today may not always scale. It won’t necessarily be able to accommodate the changes that come tomorrow as a result of your organization's growth.

On top of this, you have the trouble of training your work force all over. When you hire a software company to design a custom solution, they can make sure it scales to support the growth of your business as and when required. Aside from building the initial solution, they can maintain the program, in the long run, making sure that it scales effectively.

It's much better when you can allow your business to grow without being limited or held back by your software.

Integration:

For many businesses, the fulfilment of their varied requirements creates a need for multiple software programs. However, it can be quite a hassle to use and maintain several programs.

Businesses in this position of need can enjoy the benefits of operating with just one custom made software program designed for the integration of multiple processes. This helps them accomplish more of what's needed while reducing stress.

During the development of customer software, the developer will be able to accommodate the expertise levels of the users. Additionally, any changes in staffing or app usage can be addressed by the creation of extra modules or updates. This way your software can be adjusted based on the direction the business is taking.

Technology grows quickly and is always evolving, therefore it's in your best interest to choose custom software because it can be effectively integrated with the needs and direction of your business.

Cost Effective:

Developing a custom software may be expensive at times, but they prove beneficial in the long run.

Custom software does not require constant change or development to suit company requirements. They can be used without any investment for a long time.

Secure:

Softwares which get hacked commonly are the popular ones in the market.

Hackers and attackers are already aware of the vulnerabilities of such software and know where to compromise.

A custom developed software is only used by your team and chances of intrusion are minimized.

Flexible:

Custom software can be scaled according to the changing needs of the company.

An off-the-shelf application cannot be manipulated at will and remains constant in its offerings. It either becomes too costly or unsuitable to keep using them.

Compatible:

Naturally, an organization uses much software for its operation.

Custom building software takes those into account and develops it to be compatible with other company tools. General software commonly causes integration issues which are not present in custom developed software.