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Long gone are the days where solutions without any degree of personalisation were deemed acceptable by companies. Most of the off-the-shelf applications already give some freedom to the user so they can shape the solution to meet their requirements. But some companies need something more. They need custom software.
In today’s competitive world, where data is the mainstream currency for modern businesses, impersonal options, built to satisfy hundreds of thousands of customers, aren’t going to cut it for several companies.
That’s why custom software exists.
Custom Software, often called bespoke software, is specifically developed for a particular organisation or user. It is tailored to meet specific needs and requirements, as opposed to being a generic, off-the-shelf solution.
These personalised solutions target a precisely defined set of requirements, matched closely to the client’s business rules, processes, on-the-ground realities and UX/UI Design specifications, with its development aiming at designing, creating, deploying and maintaining software that is exactly what the end-user needs.
With this level of customisation, the development team can interweave and prioritise data inputs and outputs throughout the system, maintaining a granular level of security and an all important level of compliance. By building to suit the real needs rather than the generic needs the system can also avoid bottlenecks and performance degradations by optimising for actual rather than imagined usage.
Think of this as a real-world piece of clothing. If you go to a tailor, there’s a high chance you will not leave the shop with your piece of clothing in one hand and the receipt in the other. You might have to wait weeks, and it may cost more money than what you would normally expect. Why is that? Why would someone want to invest more time and money in something that could be bought somewhere else?
Because they know that that specific piece of clothing will fit their bodies with such precision that they will stroll down the sidewalk everyday wearing the biggest smile in the world.
That’s custom software for you.
We have all been there, at some point in our lives.
Every so often, entire teams face complex issues around the solutions they currently have, which aren’t solving their problems and addressing needs. More importantly, the lack of flexibility around the software they currently have is letting data literally slip through their fingers, leading to fewer insights and uninformed decision-making.
Custom software development gets the upper hand here. In simple terms, It allows for fulfilling specific needs at a cost comparable to buying, maintaining, and modifying off-the-shelf software. How?
Building custom software is a combination of art and science and is based on a partnership between the client and the development team. The fact that it needs to be completely personalised to a defined set of requirements leads to a deep understanding of your business and a more refined approach. Just like any other process across every industry, there are many ways to achieve the same outcomes.
At The Virtual Forge, we value methodology and processes. That gives us the necessary capability to use the methodology that best suits our client’s needs. With over a decade of experience across various industries, we possess a vast knowledge in utilizing both agile and waterfall methodologies.
The needs and requirements of a business are constantly changing, technology is evolving, new trends and standards are emerging, and bugs and issues may arise. To stay competitive and provide value, the software must be continuously updated and adapted to meet these changing needs, and we manage this through our support desk process which allows you peace of mind and the product longevity.
At The Virtual Forge, we view data as a dynamic and constantly evolving entity that permeates every aspect of the organization. Recognising that data is a fluid and constantly changing entity is the key foundation for achieving a truly successful outcome.
In this modern era, tailor-made solutions needs to be data-driven. Every solution needs to fully grasp the entire data structure of an organisation, to be able to filter and deliver the constant insights and information that are able to lead a business to success.
Every solution we create is led by data. This means that data is used to inform the development process, rather than being a mere afterthought.
Our team of experts, with decades of combined experience, recognise the significance of progress, delivery, accountability, and governance. Using our accumulated knowledge from user experience development, application development, and cloud architecture, we provide a unique and creative approach to comprehending, managing, and delivering data-driven solutions within your organisation.
When you work with The Virtual Forge, you work with a global team of experts that is dedicated to helping you hit your business objectives.
Our team works with a wide range of clients and across varying industries to deliver custom software solutions across the board. With over a decade of experience in industries such as automotive, pharmaceutical, retail, finance, and more, our team understands the complexities of each sector and how to navigate them.
Building on our expertise, we are always learning and staying up to date with current certifications, trends, and requirements within the industry - always reaching out to provide the highest quality services to our clients.
If you are looking for a team of experts to develop custom software for your business, consult our custom software development experts who have the potential to build your next custom solution.
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