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					Benefits of Custom Software Development

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Summary:
The closest relationship of a software company is with its client and to
maintain a close knit relation, the company needs to understand as its
utmost priority to implement client’s requirement.


Keywords:
custom,software,development,company,product,application,software
manufacturer,customized software


Article Body:
The closest relationship of a software company is with its client and to
maintain a close knit relation, the company needs to understand as its
utmost priority to implement and execute the client’s requirement. At a
stage when Business firms are striving to become unique achievers, a
simple software package with readymade applications may restrict their
winning possibilities. For procuring uniqueness in Business objectives,
customized or customer-friendly software is the best option. The role
played by custom software development brings output as desired by the
client. Customized software is prepared on the basis of the requirements
and preferences of the client. Tailor-made software prepared using the
latest technology, only for the client’s purpose and not for the masses
is what custom software development. Any complication or disapproval of
the client that stems out can be modified at the time of preparation of
the software with the client’s consent and this is where the foremost
advantage of custom software development lies. Once the product is made
and sold to the client, there is no need to modify the custom software as
it is already made for perfection. In case of a pre-developed software
package, a client may have to go through a rigorous process of
restructuring their objective in order to compliment the software
application (which is generally not preferred). Otherwise, they may have
to contact the software manufacturer for modifications in the existing
software to suit the requirements. This steals a lot of valuable time and
money. The customized software is made for a single buyer or a group (a
business firm) and thus the entire cost of development has to be borne by
one customer which is not the case with off-the-shelf software. Post-
development, custom software saves time as the client does not require
modifying the package. The time consumed during the preparation of custom
software may be more. But, this should not be a hurdle in choosing
between pre-developed and custom software for a business firm’s specific
purpose as the product’s life cycle may stretch during the development
stages. And why does it happen? This is because; to procure perfect
custom software as the end product requires rigorous probing to
understand, analyze and accurately implement the ideas to shape up into a
product. Again, pre-developed software may benefit in less expenditure,
but the high cost during the development of custom software is due to
intrinsic research and excess requirements as the product has to be a
client desired output. The output brings desired business results. Some
of the examples of custom software development include software for
mobile phones (phone access, automated mail triggers on event,
interfacing with extreme systems and high security reports), custom data
base design and web applications (constructing company websites). A
dedicated custom software company stays in constant touch with the client
via tele-conference, phone or email and chat, irrespective of being
offshore or onshore. This is the most important task as the needs can be
communicated frequently and no scope for doubts is created. Both pre-
development and post-development of the custom software require
communication. The former would provide the software company with
information needed to start the development and the latter would be
required to explain the working of a software application and also to
remove any possible discrepancies. The utilization of custom software
procures faster, quality business results for the cost savings. A
process-driven working model is followed by such companies which also
involves pilot run and quality assurance tests. The team involved in
developing custom software has sound domain knowledge and also is well
aware of the competitors in the business. In a fast paced business world
where every firm is ready to outdo the other, working with a software
that suits and is modified to the company’s needs and preferences is a
viable option or lets say is a customized option.

				
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