11 Facts About Custom software


Customised software is software that is specially developed for some specific organization or other user.

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Custom software development is often considered expensive compared to off-the-shelf solutions or products.

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In many cases, commercial off the shelf software requires customization to correctly support the buyer's operations.

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However, modern commercial off the shelf Custom software often has application programming interfaces for extensibility - or occasionally, as in the case of Salesforce.

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Additionally, commercial off the shelf Custom software comes with upfront license costs which vary enormously, but sometimes run into the millions of US dollars.

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Decision to build a custom software or go for a commercial off the shelf software implementation would usually rest on one or more of the following factors:.

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Construction industry uses custom software to manage projects, track changes, and report progress.

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Custom software is often used by small shops, supermarkets and wholesale sellers to handle inventory details and to generate bills.

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Custom software can be even more flexible than spreadsheets as it is constructed by software professionals that can implement functionality for a wide range of business needs.

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Custom software is often several times the cost of the other two options, and will normally include an ongoing maintenance cost.

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Particularly with modern cloud software, a hybrid model of custom software is possible in which the main focus is on the commercial off the shelf software - mainly the mismatch between its features, functions and the business requirements, preferences and expectations.

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