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Bespoke software is described as software directed at the needs and wants of both your customer and company brand. It is a growing trend in the digital world.
As technology advances and users evolve, bespoke software is being seen as a necessity in order to meet the complex demands of businesses and users. Bespoke software – sometimes called custom software or tailored software – is a software solution created for a specific user. Much like a bespoke suit, these software solutions are made and tailored entirely to your exact specifications. And because the solution is designed to your precise needs it will meet all of your business requirements.
These solutions are being developed to fit into your current ways of working, so you needn’t change how you work in order to employ the system. As the solution is tailored to your individual business, the solution can be easily integrated with other bespoke or packaged software, used to replace a legacy system, and can be updated and expanded in the future.
Bespoke software solutions adapt to the growth of your business. They easily accommodate process changes, increased workloads and additional integrations. The software’s flexibility allows your business to expand as much as it is necessary to meet your business’ needs and objectives.
Deciding to develop a solution that meets your business needs allows you make all the necessary integrations from the beginning, according to the existing hardware and systems that your business currently uses. There are no limitations as to what you can do with your own software.
Another major benefit of bespoke software is security. As you are the only one using that software and you have complete control over it, a hacker attack is less likely to take place. As compared with off-the-shelf software where hackers can exploit well-known issues and vulnerabilities easier. A tailor-made application that is only used internally cuts down the risk of attacks.
By developing a custom software that best suits your business’ needs and requirements, you have a competitive advantage as you are the only one that can benefit from the developed solution. You can easily differentiate yourself from your competition by having a unique and a better product dedicated entirely to your business.
Although the initial cost can seem higher as compared to off-the-shelf software, in the long run it will prove to be less expensive as licensing, upgrade and subscription costs will no longer be present. Also, when comparing costs between off-the-shelf and bespoke, usually costs as setup, customization and support are not presented in the off-the-shelf solutions. When added, numbers change.
you decide how and where it is implemented, and you have full rights over it. You can use it for as many employees as you need, and you don’t need to worry about additional costs or upgrades.
It is you who decides if it needs additional features or customizations. You can easily implement new changes and additional features according to your business’ growth or your clients’ requirements.
Bespoke software development isn’t the only thing we are specialized in or can help you with. Our years of experience and the knowledge we’ve gathered during. those years have enabled us to master the art of software development in the broadest way. Not only can we help you get from idea to market but we’re experts in
– Extending or customising existing software.
– Connecting and / or integration your existing software (or suites) into your own platform
– Creating hubs or portals to bring the existing software ecosystem together in one single place
– Transform your business into a SaaS platform. Extend your services through technology.
– Research & Development, our Rapid Development Approach enables us to create a prototype within 4 – 6 weeks
We start, and finish, every project in an iterative, common-sense way based on agile principles. To guarantee the desired outcome all the while keeping duration and cost as low as possible, we keep close and continuous contact with you, our client. Together we will defined, shape and build your project . Below are our 10 steps to success. Every project we start begin with the first step, the initial meeting and after that, if we decide to travel this road together, we will take ownership of both the problem / challenge and the solution together with you.
During our first meeting we will answer any questions you have about us, and listen to what your requirements and goals are for the project.
After our initial meeting we will write a short proposal giving you an estimation about the cost and duration for creating a fully detailed Statement of Work
After the proposal is accepted a detailed specification is developed in order to ensure you get what you need the first time. This features a description of what the application will do and how it will work, along with a definition of any data that needs to be stored.
Once the specification has been developed and we have a clear vision on the scope of work, duration of design and development and the costs involved we will create a statement of work
Once this is completed, we create wireframes for all the screens enabling you to ‘walk through’ them and see what you are getting before the product actually built. This helps us ensure we have understood exactly what you need before we build it
The architecture of the project is then laid out by our Architect. Before we move on to building, we undertake a review involving all major parties to double-check that all goals and requirements are being met. This is done at a fixed cost, based on the agreed specification
The development process is fully transparent. We develop using agile principles and keep track of our progress in Atlassian to which you have access as well. If anything threatens the timescale or budget we’ve agreed, we’ll raise it with you as soon as we can and discuss the options in terms of reprioritising or reducing scope.
We carry out two types of testing: automated and manual. We build automated tests for every important feature of our software. We also carry out our own manual testing, and expect clients to do their own user-acceptance tests before deployment
In this stage an application will be deployed onto the client’s environment for end user acceptance testing. We will use bug tracking tools to track all the issues and deploy updated version as per the fixes. Once acceptance is completed we will deploy the application to production environment.
Once the project is live, our work isn’t finished. We will offer support based on an agreed SLA. Such SLA’s will be tailor-made to your needs and wishes both on cost and responsibility regarding reporting and solving bugs and issues and identifying the priority of the solution.
The four core values outlined in the Agile Manifesto are as follows:
Individual interactions are more important than processes and tools. People drive the development process and respond to business needs. They are the most important part of development and should be valued above processes and tools.
A focus on working software rather than thorough documentation. While Agile does not eliminate the use of documentation, it streamlines it in a way that provides the developer with only the information that is needed to do the work, such as user stories.
Collaboration instead of contract negotiations. Agile focuses on collaboration between the customer and project manager, rather than negotiations between the two, to work out the details of delivery. Collaborating with the customer means that they are included throughout the entire development process, not just at the beginning and end, thus making it easier for teams to meet the needs of their customers.
A focus on responding to change. Traditional software development used to avoid change because it was considered an undesired expense. Agile eliminates this idea. The short iterations in the Agile cycle allow changes to easily be made, helping the team modify the process to best fit their needs rather than the other way around.
We create robust, maintainable code that supports future improvements and guide startups and scale-ups in their journey towards being highly efficient purpose-driven companies.
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