Developing custom software means making, deploying, and maintaining software for a specific group of people, functions, or organizations. This is called “custom software development.” Custom software development is different from commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS). It focuses on a very specific set of needs.
Custom software development is usually done in-house or outsourced. Custom software development follows the same approach and methodology as other software development. A custom project would follow the same procedures as any other software project, including gathering requirements, writing code, testing, and deploying it.
Custom software is designed to assist operations efficiently and effectively without modifying COTS applications.
Custom software can change and develop with an organisation. Designers and developers can anticipate future needs as part of their requirements gathering
Being free of a commercial software vendor has its perks. In the event that a vendor goes out of business or discontinues a product, businesses can avoid price increases for licence and maintenance.
Why We Need Custom Software
1. A field service equipment maintenance program for a manufacturer or
2. An online banking app designed for the unique requirements of the bank and its customers
1. Support or automate specific business operations.
2. Handle industry-specific data.
3. Meet certain privacy or security needs.
4. Help integrate legacy apps and data.
5. Replace or consolidate existing solutions.
6. Help replace or combine existing solutions to boost productivity.
7. Create new opportunities or gain a competitive edge
"Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meangingful." John Maeda