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We’re living in the digital age where powerful software capable of transforming the way we work is in abundance. However, with so many software options available, it can be difficult to know what’s best for your company. Increasingly, businesses are turning away from off-the-shelf software and instead opting for custom software that can be tailored to their exact needs. There are many compelling reasons to choose custom software over packaged software, and that’s what we’re going to delve into today.

🤝 Tailored to Your Needs

An off-the-shelf product will never cover 100% of your software needs. This will mean you may have to find a work-around or ask for custom changes to the software which can come at a significant cost, even for something small. Additionally, packaged software vendors typically deal with a large number of requests for changes to software, which could see your enterprise waiting in line for a considerable amount of time to have your request addressed. For this reason, packaged software solutions are not recommended for businesses that have a unique set of demands for their software.

⚡️ Maximising Efficiency

Due to technological advancements over the last decade, infrastructure costs are now much cheaper than they were 7 years ago. There’s been a clear downward trend when it comes to the cost of using cloud solutions rather than the buying and operating servers on-premise , and this trend looks set to continue.

🧑🏻‍💻 Supported by the Right Tools and Techniques

For many decision-makers, the main appeal of off-the-shelf software is the hassle-free nature of buying a product and installing it without any additional work. It’s certainly true that in the past custom made software could take a significant time to build from beginning to end. However, with the powerful tools available to developers in 2020, this is no longer the world we’re living in.

These modern tools and frameworks allow software developers and designers to create custom software at a rapid pace. Businesses today also have much greater visibility over the progress of the custom software development project. You are now supported by new project management methods like agile, which will allow you to constantly assess software and make any changes as needed. You can also receive constant updates on the project with kanban board applications like Trello.

🚀 Go beyond theory

If you are looking for a software development company in Sydney using the latest framework and cloud technologies with clear project management processes, please feel free to get in touch with us today !

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