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Individual software compact - What you need to know

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What to expect
  1. What is custom software?
  2. Advantages and disadvantages
  3. Phases of individual software
  4. Examples of individual software developed by us

WHAT IS INDIVIDUAL SOFTWARE ?

When deciding between standard and individual software, you should first consider which services are desired and which needs are to be met. While standard software is designed to appeal to many people, custom software is specifically designed to meet your needs.

Individual software is developed by a service provider on behalf of a customer. The yardstick here are the previously elaborated needs of the client. These can be organisational, functional or technical requirements, which are to facilitate work processes for the commissioning company. The advantage is that this software grows with the customer and can be adapted to new requirements. If you need personal support in automating your business processes with custom software - feel free to contact us! In the following you will learn briefly and compactly what you need to know about custom software.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

INDIVIDUAL SOFTWARE STANDARD SOFTWARE
   
individual, tailor-made adaptation cheaper to purchase
software can be optimized already tested application
direct contact person (developer) immediate availability
competitive advantage through unique selling proposition Support via hotline or e-mail
Software is adapted to processes Processes must be adapted to software
higher effort due to tests, changes, maintenance bound to the manufacturer of the software
requires more budget than standard software missing functions
 
 

The development of a software costs money - no question. At first glance, the use of standard software therefore appears to be the cheaper alternative. But the budget estimated for a custom software is worthwhile in the long run and is an investment in the future. A standard software initially costs a monthly fee or can be estimated with license costs. In addition, there are often follow-up costs for updating, customization and maintenance. From our own experience we know that the support for standard software is given, but not always competent and fast. If you want more, you often have to pay more.

The time factor also plays a major role in the development of custom software. Customized software takes several months to complete, depending on the scope. Meanwhile there are different approaches to reduce the development time. With the MVP approach, the customer receives an individual software with necessary core functions, which is analyzed and optimized over time. Thus, the product can be created step by step and adapted to the wishes and needs of the company. No matter whether the software is ready or needs to be optimized - a solution can always be found.

PHASES INDIVIDUAL SOFTWARE

  1. Consulting
  2. Offer
  3. Development
  4. test
  5. Installation/Implementation
  6. Customization

If you have found a professional service provider who develops your individual software, he will first deal with you and your wishes. During an initial consultation, they will ask you about your requirements and provide you with information about feasibility, type of development and optimization suggestions. After that, the service provider will make you an offer in which the individual steps of the creation are listed with the calculated costs. In most cases, a predefined project period is set for the creation of custom software. If you accept the offer, the development of the software begins. The software is tested and optimized again and again during the development process. Once it is finished, it goes into the implementation in your company. In addition, for large projects, employee training sessions are held in advance to inform everyone about the various functions and usability. After the introduction of the software in your company, adjustments can be made or extensions can be created. Are you interested in developing an individual software for your company? The EXWE team will be happy to help you with any questions you may have.

EXAMPLE OF AN INDIVIDUAL SOFTWARE DEVELOPED BY US

Individual software development of a competence management platform

We have developed a browser-based competence management tool for mpool consulting GmbH - Dortmund.

makom offers flexible consulting services paired with modern IT technology. The developed software is an easy to use and comprehensive tool for systematic competence and qualification needs analysis.

The individual software was awarded with the sol.IT-award.

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Technologies

PHPJSMySQLZendFramework2Bootstrap

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Meike
Meike
from 20.10.20 um 15:14

Hello, my name is Meike. I take care of the EXWE back office and am responsible for our social media channels. All of our articles are meant to make your life easier and help you make decisions. Nevertheless, it can happen that something remains unclear, so: If you have questions about this article you can easily reach me at +49 231 93149827.

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