Bespoke software specifically targets the unique challenges that your business faces.
Bespoke – when that word is used it is easy to think of Saville row suits and handcrafted furniture. The word will even put some businesses on the back foot instantly, as it implies you are blowing the budget! And as many business owners will know there are profits to be made and stakeholders to please! However, when it comes to software the benefits of going bespoke can by far outweigh the additional budget needed. Hear us out…
We know you will have heard of off-the-shelf software, they usually address common issues that are faced by a range of different industries, and these can be great for many businesses. But these types of software solutions are mass-produced and therefore offer a generalised solution to a common problem. Many businesses will find themselves using off-the-shelf software inefficiently, not to mention this software will likely lack certain required features that businesses could benefit from. Ultimately every business is different and will use unique processes. To reach optimum efficiency your business should consider using bespoke software solutions.
If you’re still not convinced let us outline some of the reasons why bespoke software can make your business run more efficiently:
Don’t repeat yourself
Implementing bespoke software solutions removes the need for repetitive human input…it’s as simple as that. We know that most businesses could streamline their processes more efficiently, especially repetitive tasks such as data entry. All the double clicks from your admin team will disappear with a bespoke system.
Being able to freely integrate all your systems in one place eradicates as many repetitive tasks as possible. This is done by integrating your current systems in one place, to enable the free flow of information throughout your business and gives your team a single version of the truth. This reduces your team’s workload and removes the risk of any human error. Your team will spend less time doing menial jobs and complete more tasks that add the most value to your business.
Save time and money
By cutting down your repetitive tasks you save huge amounts of time which in turn will reduce your operational overheads. As businesses are transforming digitally, they are realising that there are many tasks that a software tool can complete.
It’s tailored to your exact needs
This is another massive benefit to bespoke software. When you buy a license or subscription from a big software conglomerate, you get precisely what you pay for: the specs on the box, no more and no less. Companies are nine times out of ten forced to adapt their operations to the constraints of the software they run.
With bespoke software solutions, this dynamic is reversed. You have input into the development and the design of the application from the ground up… the control is in your hands. You only get the modules that best serve your business, with the ability for those modules to change or be worked on as the needs for your business change over time. You don’t pay for any unneeded bloatware, and you don’t have any missing bits.
The dashboards within off-the-shelf software are a great example of this. Usually, dashboards can be very generic with OTS software systems, often with limited customisability for layout and more importantly the data shown. With bespoke software virtually any statistic you need can be displayed in an easy-to-read chart or table. Putting your needs to the forefront of the project and creating a system that gives you the measurables you need… all in the palm of your hand.
As a digital agency, we see many businesses wrangling with a combination of spreadsheets, online tools, paper, and email. We know that the frequency of tasks can be reduced, and errors can be prevented by utilizing the right digital solutions. The benefits of implementing a single bespoke software solution for your business are endless. Having your data in one place can reduce staff costs whilst also increasing your customer’s satisfaction… and why wouldn’t you want that!
One software solution, designed for your business, to increase efficiency endlessly.
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