Monday, 12th October 2020

Why should a business invest in custom software?

Every day we move closer and closer to living in an entirely digital world. Up until the late 20th century, the only form of communication between individuals and organisations were in the form of letters, which could take up to 24 hours to be written, dispatched and received. In 2020, you can send a text message to someone who lives on the other side of the world and it would be received within a matter of seconds. This progress is all thanks to digital transformation and the advancement of technology in the world in which we live. For large profit-driven corporations, mere seconds of delay can translate into a loss of thousands in financial terms. On an assembly line, the time it takes for information to pass from A to B can be the difference between a profit and a loss over a financial year. In business, time is money: how do you know when it is time for your business to go digital and to start saving long term?

Give your business an edge over the competition

If the market in which your business operates has many competitors, there likely will be ‘go-to’ packaged software products that adapt a one-size-fits-all approach for the benefit of the software creator rather than the individual business. Software such as this fails to adequately mould itself around the business’ unique individual requirements leaving a vacancy for a better suited, more efficient software solution. A business that operates in parallel with carefully crafted bespoke software is likely to outperform their competitors when it comes to efficiency and automation of essential processes associated with sales.

Adaptation and integration

Businesses that use other systems may demand specific integration requirements. With packaged software solutions, integration with other systems may be a barrier. Bespoke software solutions are designed with every aspect of your business in mind including your already established systems to work seamlessly across the board.


Package software solutions are designed to meet your requirements only at the time of purchase. For a rapidly expanding business, these solutions may become obsolete very quickly when the demand for better, more efficient software were to arise. The costs associated with having to invest in multiple software systems over time would be higher than if a business were to invest in high quality bespoke software systems right out of the gate.

Whatever the size of your business, bespoke software is essential to maximise its present and future potential. Invest early and reduce long term costs. At Shoothill, we can help.

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