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Software Development

Business success: Custom vs off-the-shelf products


by Lumi IT

on Mar 29, 2018


We live in a day and age where IT and software solutions are extremely relevant to the success of every business. Since business automation is what will set you apart from your competition, it is important for your business to have the right IT roadmap in place to help you stay ahead of the competition and grow your business from strength to strength.

In today’s market, there are a great many “off-the-shelf” options available to service a business’ needs. These “off-the-shelf” software products will handle anything from accounting, to quoting, to CRM. They are fantastic in facilitating a growing business' ever-changing operational process.

However, as your business matures, and your process becomes well-refined, you will start to find that these software products - that were once useful because they ran independently - start to become the real headaches and money-sinkers of your business. The reason is simply that none of these products will truly be bespoke to your business process. Not to mention that all your competitors will be using the same tools as you.

To help keep you ahead of the game, having your company’s very own custom-built and tailored software process becomes even more relevant and important. No more Excel spreadsheets, juggling multiple calendars and CRM systems, or heaven forbid, relying on pen and paper. Imagine when all of your reporting, client onboarding, quoting, and sales figures are available to you at the click of a button, giving you time to focus on the things that really matter in your life.

Technology is time-saving, cost-effective, and a real asset to your business. If you were to add up all the things you wish your current IT solution could do, then you would see the value that developing a bespoke business automation roadmap could bring to your business.

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