When it comes to business software solutions, one of the most heated debates is whether to choose a custom software solution or a standard out-of-the-box solution. Most people support customizable software over the standard option. Why is that?
In this article, we share four reasons why configurable software is a better option over ready-made programs.
You may have to pay a substantial fee to have your customized software configured at first, but you will save a significant amount of money in the long haul. You can avoid paying license fees associated with packaged software by modifying it. And you won’t be paying for things that aren’t relevant to your company’s operations and that you’ll never use.
Configurable software also helps you save money by providing a customized solution. For instance, if your needs change over time and your requirements grow, that out-of-the-box software you purchased a year ago may not be suitable anymore. Thus, you might need a new one, with all the associated hassle of finding the new solution, changing over, and training people how to use it.
On the other hand, with customizable software, you can simply upgrade it to meet your new requirements. No significant retraining is required because you’re still using the same package that staff was already familiar with.
2. Greater Efficiency
Your team will be able to complete tasks much faster and with greater accuracy if you use software that is customized specifically to match your exact needs. Everything is structured and in one central location. You don’t have to move back and forth across a challenging and complicated clutter to navigate unrelated elements in packaged systems that may or may not talk to each other or have a meaningful connection to the work at hand.
3. Better Integration Options
At Flexxus, we help determine which software is best for your business, install it and customize it to work with existing apps, programs, and system software that are already in use at your company. This is a significant distinction from packaged solutions, which have restricted compatible capabilities that typically limit the whole operation of your company. Thus, you can simplify your business and increase efficiency by investing in customized software.
4. Engagement with Vendors
You open up a new channel to engage with your contractors and suppliers by installing software especially configured for your situation. One way to achieve this is to create a vendor-specific portal to communicate and transmit orders to a centralized spot. This will make it easier for you to manage all dealer transactions.
It is possible to apply many customizations with configurable software, which is something that you can’t get with ready-made, out-of-the-box programs.
Although both standard software and customizable solutions offer good value, the latter is better because of its flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and the ability to make modifications as per your business requirements. Therefore, if you are looking for software for your company, we suggest you go with a configurable option. Contact us for a no-obligation discussion on how we could help you become more efficient.