Rather like bespoke tailoring, bespoke software is software that is tailor made for the client. It’s an exact fit with the client’s requirements, eliminating many of the compromises that are built into ‘Off the Shelf’ (OTS) software.
Bespoke software is specially developed to the exact requirements of a business or organisation, which differs from off-the-shelf software that is produced for the mass market. It is designed hand-in-hand with the specifications, aims and needs of the business, with careful detail given to problem-solving, performance efficiency and future professional requirements.
Bespoke software can be based on your current working methods, thereby using terminology your staff are already familiar with, thereby reducing training times.
Bespoke software is adaptable, as your business evolves so can the software, building on your original investment, rather than starting over from scratch.
The way we work is to build a bespoke application through collaboration with a customer, and to customise the bespoke software to suit particular needs and preferences. It is often created in a series of stages or phases, so that an initial working version, or “minimum viable product”, can be checked thoroughly by end users (known as user-acceptance-testing), and then the finer details (not necessarily taken into account in the initial design process) are adjusted and added before a final version goes into live usage.
We will also approach it in a modular way so the bespoke system can form the base of a larger system if you want to add additional function areas on later to serve other aspects of your business.
Because bespoke software is made to measure for a business, in some respects the sky is the limit when it comes to its future. Where do you see your company going? Making your software match your goals is a way to get you there. It can provide a real competitive edge, eradicate long-standing problems or even make the merging of two businesses easier and stronger.
Off-The-Shelf software might be faster and cheaper to get in place but it will never be a perfect fit and is unlikely to be able to grow with your business so that's where Bespoke Software wins hands down.
Our founders have been building Bespoke Software for some of the largest businesses around the world in many market niches so when it comes to building Bespoke Software we've certainly got it covered and it's well worth contacting us to have a chat about what you need to see if its a good for for this route..