Is my off-the-shelf office software really meets my business needs? This is the question many managers and business owners are asking themselves right now. Indeed, the customer expectations nowadays are higher than ever before. And on top of that, the complexity of business tasks in today’s office environment is generally much tougher than the simple ctrl+c ctrl+v.
The range of businesses is diverse and so are their requirements. And very rarely you can find a one-size-fits-all solution on the market.
Today, in order to stay competitive, many organizations are switching to custom office solutions, and here is why.
Scalability & Reliability
One of the most common issues with your regular office software is that you have no-saying in how it will be changing over the course of time. Very often, vendors would make changes and updates to their applications, based on the mass-market appeal or to meet certain contractual obligations.
So even if the app was perfect for you, when initially purchased, it all can very well change after a year. This is not true of custom software. The application constructed for you, and therefore it can only be changed with your approval. Furthermore, any such update can be used as an opportunity to adapt the current application to newly arising needs, which makes customized software also very flexible.
Another key point is the ability of custom apps to integrate with your already existing software. Too often businesses don’t go for the best solution that perfectly answers their needs, simply because it’s going to be yet another system, disconnected from the main IT infrastructure.
Plus, in most cases, pre-built software, even if it can be integrated, requires you to adjust your workflow to work properly. Which in turn, costs you a valuable time of your employees. The application that is built for you, on the other hand, can be constructed in a way that compliments your existing business process and facilitates accelerated growth.
Last, but certainly not least, benefit that we will touch upon is security. Although most giant enterprises like Microsoft have T&C policies that are crafted by an army of lawyers and generally will comply with 99.99% of any business policies, this is not always true. Especially in the legal or healthcare sectors, where rules are very strict and change from country to country.
The enhanced security offered by a custom application is unmatched by any off-the-shelf solution. As a result, no other companies outside of yours can gain any insight into your business operation, and you can further construct the security policy to fit your particular needs.
Getting Customized Office Solution
At ItechCore, we specialize in delivering our clients fully custom office applications that are built specifically with their business requirements at the very foundation. Our applications are aimed at enhancing your workflow and empowering your enterprise with flexibility and allowing employees to achieve more in a shorter period of time.