When we talk about Custom Software we generally refer to software that is built around your business where you can organise your data for easy access. But, Custom Software can be a lot broader than that. Yes, you store your data somewhere in the cloud and access it however you like but you can also achieve some incredible things like business intelligence, improved sales based on performance, enable notifications so that the business software thinks for you. There really is no limitation these days. With the technological revolution of the smart phone and tablet, it is now even easier to do business operations on your hand held device.
Developing Custom Software is a journey that both the software provider, and the organisation acquiring the software, take together to achieve a particular outcome usually related to increased efficiency and revenue. Custom Software Development is complex and requires specialists. When it comes to prices managers and developers usually sit down and break the whole project up into little pieces, then they give estimates on how long each task will take, usually calculated in hours. This total is then multiplied by the hourly rate the organisation charge. It is very farfetched that a professional software organisation will charge low range figures for sophisticated software. Generally, costs start at $50,000.00 - $150,000.00 for base functionality and $150,000.00 - $500,000.00 for a complex business solution. In that being said, it is possible for that price to go higher depending on how much work is involved.
Custom Software Development should be considered once you have too many distractions in your business and even minor tasks are taking too long. Custom Software Development should also be considered when you have multiple systems and you are finding yourself logging into 3 systems at a time to collect data.