Off the Shelf Software VS Custom Software

Off the Shelf Software VS Custom Software

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BUY VS BUILD : THE ETERNAL DILEMMA

Nowadays majority of the Companies more often gets into the Dilemma of buying developed software or building the one as per the requirements. Yes fulfilling the business needs, requires a lot many considerations and they span functionality, budget, return-on-investment, and so forth. 

As we put ourselves in deciding on which software to opt for we should keep one thing very clear in our mind which states: understand your business needs and make sure the solution is a good fit.

Depending on the nature and size of the business, the needs and demands of a business vary. Your choice of Off ShelfSoftware or the one customised should consider analysing what exactly you want the software to be able to do and – ideally – what process it follows in order to do it.

On your understanding in terms of the business needs, and thereby deciding on which type of software will benefit your firm, lets have a look at the options:

Let’s go shopping …

CUSTOM SOFTWARE :

Custom Software is built as per requirements and can be built exactly as per your needs. Followed by which required changes can be made when needed. Custom software can also be integrated with your existing systems and any future systems as required.

Custom Software enables you to acquire the functions matching your requirement. Custom Software can prove to add value to your business if utilized effectively. 

 

 

The Pros of Custom Made Software :

  • Initiate with the core-essentials  further  features and functions  can be added at a later stage
  • Customised Solutions to match business needs, processes, and security requirements
  • Orientating the staff gets easier through the software, because it follows your business practices and vernacular
  • Using a software language and infrastructure/platform  can help in the devlopment matching your business needs vs. those of a ‘mass market’ nature
  • Possible integration with legacy and additional systems
  • Possible competitive advantage
  • Direct vendor support Unlimited options serves for an extensible, evolving solution that can stay updated with your business
  • No obsolescence and investment in updates and enhancements is 100% controlled
  • Changes can be made quickly
  • Often without any additional licensing fees
  • Can Maintain the Competitiveness
  • Hardware Component Cost is almost negligible

 

 

 

OFF THE SHELF SOFTWARE :

Off the shelf software are designed considering the market needs avoiding all individual needs. The developers here cannot cater to the need of individual as it might take them to spend double their amount, or expenses to incorporate world-class functionality into their products.

Cons of, Off The Shelf Software :

  • Upgrade costs, licensing fees, or per-seat costs keeps on coming
  • Meets all business needs or not is a matter of concern
  • May include features and functions that are not required
  • You may have to change business processes to match the software functionality
  • Will be variably out-of-sync with your business vernacular
  • May include security or technical solutions that do not match to internal business guidelines
  • May have infrastructure/ platform requirements that your business cannot support, or can with additional cost
  • High customization costs, or impossible to customize
  • Feature requests will likely go unheard and future enhancements may not be relevant to your business
  • Obsolescence is possible. Business may need to keep processes matching the software, change software in the future, or introduce additional systems

 

CUSTOM SOFTWARE VS OFF THE SHELF SOFTWARE :

 

 

READYMADE SOFTWARE VS CUSTOM SOFTWARE

READY MADE SOFTWARE

CUSTOM SOFTWARE

   Might meet 65% of business requirements

   Will meet 100% of business requirements

   Longer time for implementation

   Less time for Implementation

   More of Training Requirements

   Less of Training Requirements

   Limited number of features are included

   Features are and can be developed as and when required

   No right to transfer the system to another supplier

   Complete right to transfer the system to another supplier

   One in several customers

   The only one in several customers

   Slow and unsatisfactory services

   Rapid and quality services

 

“Considering the above given points, Customized Software tends to be more beneficial and advantageous in all the aspects. Molding as per our needs can help us serve the business needs to our best leading to growth and development of our business”

THE PROVEN STATISTICS :

 

 

 

 

WHAT’S BEST FOR YOUR BUSINESS ?

If you still don’t know which is best for your business ( package or custom software)  than SGC SOFTECH can help you with your decision process. Come lets sit and discuss ! 

 

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