As per Wikipedia Custom Software is
“Custom software, also known as bespoke software or tailor-made software is software that is specially developed for any specific organization or other user. As such, it can be contrasted with the use of software packages developed for the mass market, such as commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software, or existing free software.”
Custom software is developed for a single customer. It can easily accommodate the customer’s whims, desires, needs and wants very easily. It is generally developed in many stages and follows many processes before it is declared to be fit for use. Customized software allows for a large number of highly detailed nuances that are not possible with the existing standard templates. Unlike the normal software development, building custom software can entail marketing, engineering, research, development, and general management.
Custom software’s are preferred by large companies or if the small companies do use custom software’s, they usually belong to a niche. Custom software’s usually take the place of legacy software is which were developed before the COTS software packages.
Often, this type of software development can turn out to be very expensive as compared to standard products/versions. Custom software’s are mostly useful when one is talking about typical challenges and solutions.
How to decide if you want custom software
The decision to build custom software or go for custom software will reside on
a.) Finances – Cost and Benefit. The license cost is very high and whether the cost will outlive the benefits is a study that will determine the fate.
b.) Time to market: Custom products usually have a lesser time to market.
c.) Size of implementation: Generally custom software are taken up by standardized organizations that have a large set of players. For large players, custom software brings in gains in cost savings, efficiencies and productivity.
Which companies offer Custom Software Development?
Many companies offer custom software as a special service. These companies leverage the strengths of existing solutions to ensure that your business benefits as great as possible by cutting edge technology, faster implementation of ideas and optimum utilization of resources. We have one of the fairest and most reasonable pricing policies, compared to any Software Development Company in India. We have a large customer base that comprises of both large corporations and small businesses. Our customer satisfaction has shot through the roof as you can see from the many testimonials that are there on our website.