Custom Vs Off the Shelf Software – The Bespoke Route
We live in an age of constant technological development. All companies use technology throughout their businesses. As companies look to automate and simplify business processes, people naturally look to software to streamline the process. Choosing the right kind of software can make or break a business. With so many off-the-shelf and custom-made software available in the market, business owners frequently find themselves in the dilemma of not knowing what path to take.
We have done a quick comparison to the two common routes here for your easy reference.
What is off-the-shelf and bespoke software?
As the name suggests, off-the-shelf is software that has already been built, usually with a large number of features, and is ready for use right away.
Bespoke (custom-made) software is designed after taking into account the user’s business requirements and often has a smaller set of features that are targeted at the specific needs of the business.
Our best advice – if you can fit into an off the shelf package for a minimal price and without changing your business process, then go for it.
However, if your business is specialized and has unique processes, a bespoke solution will serve you well and return your investment over and over again. It also adds value to your business.
Codesquad has rich experience in designing and supporting customized software solutions for hundreds of customers. We can undertake a business process analysis to help you decide which path to go down.