Off-the-shelf / SAAS / Out of the box software’s & solutions are very easy to implement and comes with easy to use features with prefixed workflows & processes with very infectious user licencing fees. However it will often fall short of satisfying your key requirements over a period of time, which force enterprise to spend more money on such solutions and end up creating more fragmented systems.
This approach develops bigger risk over a period of time when enterprise are flooded with data that they collect at high cost or they cannot access critical data when needed due to fragmented systems. “Senior Managers typically spend more than 50-70 hours a month to find relevant information”
Management decision-making, hence remains highly complex due to data overload, lack of actionable insight & inability to track actions because of pre-built processes & workflows initially provided with off-the-shelf / SAAS/ Out of the Box software’s & solutions.
The dilemma between choosing off-the shelf product vs developing the custom solution through developer is a never ending debate. Custom solution allow enterprise to transform their business logic the way they want into specific goal & long term benefits. Unlike off-the-shelf software applications.
The below are some of the advantages of custom software solutions.
Custom software solutions are developed by utilising the latest up-to-date technology. The software solution are developed exceptionally to satisfy the client’s business requirements. Any discontent or difficulty of the client that appear during the development process can be improved while the formulation of the software solution with customer permission and that is the most significant benefit of the custom software solution development.
Costs associated with developing custom software solution for your business are higher than purchasing a ready-made product, and sometimes they are not. Long-term benefits of investing in developing custom software solution are far more valuable than purchasing a ready-made product without any customisation benefits. Imagine the additional expenses you would incur when paying for licences, be it short or long term or implementation when you buy off the shelf software products.
With custom software solution, developer is maintained for as long as you require it to be. With off-the-shelf software, your enterprise is at the mercy of the organisation you are purchasing from.
Enterprise in need of numerous software programs can enjoy the benefits of operating on one custom software solution designed to integrate multiple platform and processes in single screen view. Custom software solution in this respect helps you to accomplish more of what you need.
One of the major benefit enterprise get with custom software solution is an efficient and reliable technical support plan. You will have full access to a technical support team that was involved in the development process of your application, so all your encountered problems are resolved in an efficient manner.
The most high value benefit with custom software solution is to safe guard enterprise data within the firewall. With off-the-shelf software, your enterprise is at the mercy of the software provider and their security protocols, hence your enterprise data always at high risk.
Intellectual Property Rights
Most critical benefit, enterprise owns IPR of the software solution to mitigate all future risks.