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					Customized Software Development
Author: mechsoftgroup
Synopsis
The evolution of custom build software development goes back when the organizations felt the lack of software products addressing
their customized needs and growth parameters. Most of the on the shelf products had ready made functionality as a result organizations
at times find the need of localized enviournment for the employees and management to be in sync for using the software and deriving its
core benefits to its maximum. The standardized features in readymade software were few leading to demand on customizable fields due
to the business variations. Software Development Vendors has observed the business processes like Purchase, Sales, Manufacturing,
Logistic and Finance and have standardized them to some extent. However if we go deeper into these functions they vary from business
to business creating the need for custom build software.
Enterprises prefer customized software solutions, whereas SME's and mid size Enterprises finds it's easy to use on the self products as
it doesn't need any expertise on domain knowledge contribution, or skilled and dedicated resources to be part of the software
development activity. Depending on the need, size and usability, organizations opt for Readymade or Custom Build software solutions to
meet their IT needs.
The Start Point - Accessing Need!
The usual functioning in departments, sometimes are encountered with roadblocks hampering the growth. The reasons may range from
the systems not being automated or the legacy system not being scalable to adapt to the growing and ever changing dynamic
requirements. The departmental head raises the alarm to scrutinize the alternate way of maximizing the productivity leading to assessing
the need to develop custom build application. The need factor is thoroughly evaluated giving rise to requisition for new custom build
software. In this stage the internal requirements should be properly documented as major scope of work to build the custom build
software matching organizations core objectives.
Vendor Evaluation - Technical and Commercial Feasibility Check
This stage draws many software vendors to put themselves to litmus test. The company invites several vendors and activates the
evaluation cycle. Organizations have different evaluating criteria's broadly classified as technical Feasibility and Commercial Feasibility.
The vendor is asked to furnish his credentials and expertise in the project that needs to be awarded. His prior experience of delivering
similar such deliverables acts as an added advantage in favour of the software vendor. The vendor is asked to demonstrate his
expertise and is evaluated technically in terms of the technology suggested, hardware compatibility, Project Execution methodology,
Team size and Skillsets and experience of the teams. Post the vendor is qualified technically he is tested for his commercial viability in
terms of software cost, customization cost, and AMC and Support parameters. The recurring cost of AMC is always indented to be kept
to as low as possible. The TCO (Total cost of Ownership) is taken as the benchmark evaluating parameter before finalizing on the
project. Same Evaluating cycle is repeated with other vendors who are participating in the evaluating cycle.
Key Objectives behind tailor made Software:
1) The new software should be highly Localized 2) Use of Best Practices in terms of Industry are Mandatory for build software 3)
Userfriendlyness and Escalation matrices should be part of new development 4) Pop ups and customized Dashboards should be key
highlights for hawk eye view. 5) Upward scalability is needed to avoid further expense on buying new software later.
Talk to us: Mechsoft
Mechsoft has been in the business of custom build software's for more than a decade. With Offices in Mumbai and Pune the
organization has successfully catered to software development project in the overseas market like USA, UK and Thailand with deep
presence in Indian Market. The custom build application across verticals like manufacturing, BFSI, IT and ITES, Real Estate, Hospitality
and services has been the core forte. Backed up by pool of experienced functional and technical consultants, Mechsoft Management
has always succeeded client's expectations in terms of delivery and Innovative solutions.
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About the Author
Mechsoft as a Software development company gives absolute control over outsourced work to client: Mechsoft clients get enterprise
EICMS suite to get detailed micro level tracking of projects. So why wait, Talk to us on +91 20 32606499 or reach us at
contactus@mechsoftgroup.com You can visit us at www.mechsoftgroup.com