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3 Reasons Why Custom Software is Better Than Off-The-Shelf Software

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If you’re running a business, big or small, you’ve probably thought about using off-the-shelf software to save time and money. But custom software can actually be a better investment in the long run. Here are 3 reasons why Mindful Coding Solutions believes you may need something customized. We have over a decade of experience developing software with the LAMP stack and now offer customized ReactJS software development.

When making something new that clearly competes with something that exists, gravity will pull you towards trying to do everything they do PLUS the new stuff you want to do. I’d encourage you steer clear of feature parity. Instead, handle common struggles in novel, unique ways.

Jason Fried – Author of Rework
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Custom software is developed specifically for your business, meaning it will be more efficient and easier to use than off-the-shelf software that is designed for a general audience.

If you’re like most business owners, you want your company to be as efficient and profitable as possible. You also want your employees to be able to work together seamlessly and with minimal frustration. Custom software can help you achieve all of these goals. Off-the-shelf software is designed for a general audience, which means it’s not always well suited for specific businesses. In contrast, custom software is developed specifically for your business, so it will be more efficient and easier to use. Custom software can also save you time and money in the long run.

Off-the-shelf software often requires expensive licensing fees, while custom software can be developed at a lower cost.

Most businesses these days rely on software to get work done. Whether it’s for managing finances, tracking inventory, or communicating with customers, there’s a good chance that some type of software is involved. But not all software is created equal. Off-the-shelf software often comes with expensive licensing fees and inflexible features that may not meet the specific needs of your business. Custom software development can provide a more cost-effective solution that is tailored to the unique requirements of your organization.

‘One size fits all’ approach of off-the shelf solutions rarely meets the needs of businesses perfectly, whereas custom built solutions can be tailored to your specific requirements.

One size fits all. It’s a simple concept that we encounter every day. Whether it’s clothes, shoes, or hats, the one size fits all approach is everywhere. But does this philosophy translate into the business world? When it comes to software, the answer is almost always no. Off-the-shelf solutions rarely meet the needs of businesses perfectly, whereas custom built solutions can be tailored to your specific requirements. First and foremost, custom software is designed to fit your unique business processes.

You may have a specific business process that is critical to your company, but no other company does it just the way you do. Or perhaps one package offers 100 things you don’t need and only 3 that you do, and still it doesn’t offer what you need specifically. These are the kinds of questions where sometimes the only answer is to develop your own software. We want you to succeed in whatever it is that you do, and we’ll help you with that specific vision.

If you’ve got a specific business need for software and you just can’t find the right “out of the box” solution, then you might consider creating your own proprietary piece of software. It is rare that one application meets all the needs of your company, but we can create something that does everything you need it to do, and more. Get in touch with us today by using any of the methods on our contact us page.