Many companies are utilizing legacy systems and out-of-the-box solutions that quickly become out-dated and fragile, and are inflexible compared to ever-changing business models as a result. Preserving legacy systems and working with out-of-the-box solutions are tedious and can prove ineffective for your company’s changing needs. To continue growth and accessibility in this changing world, it’s important to build systems that are scalable and offer the best way for your users to access information. The top reasons cited for leaning toward custom software solutions included the efficiency of that type of software, the purpose-built design, and the ability of the company to make updates and enhancements with continuous delivery.
As a business, you’re ready to see your development goals actualized. You want to get your brand off the ground, and you have high expectations. Some development companies gladly bite off more than they can chew in hopes of gaining experience, portfolio exposure and expansion, and the check at the end of the long project ahead. Your own custom software applications can be branded and maintained as long as your company needs it, while licensed business software is susceptible to updates and discontinuation at the licensing entity’s discretion. To maximize your company’s productivity, your end users need to be adept in utilization of your software capabilities. Most out-of-the-box solutions drop productivity levels and end users report that they cannot effectively complete their work as they experience continuous errors. Custom applications can fit perfectly with your company’s existing and future business methodologies. Building a customized application can prove to be more scalable, as our developers can project your company’s growth while maintaining program usability and security. External threats are always pressing, and out-of-the-box solutions make it easy for malicious users to anticipate and exploit your off-the-shelf software’s security flaws. If your company has already implemented an out-of-the-box software solution, custom software can be seamlessly integrated to meet your company’s itemized needs.
Software incompatibility can encompass software components or entire systems that cannot work satisfactorily together on the same computer or across the network of systems. “Lack of standardization and governance can adversely affect the performance and cost efficiency of your IT architecture.” Building a custom solution to help your company combine the desired functionalities of multiple incompatible systems will ensure that your company is working at its maximum potential efficiency while taking the necessary steps toward mitigating risk and loss. Implementing a new software system will ultimately prove to minimize cost and mitigate risk, rather than risking the loss of legacy functionalities as the code itself becomes obsolete. Re-engineered software systems will help to enhance your business’ value by reimplementing critical business logic and retaining the relevant data, and since your new software systems will be based on your most important and relevant business logic, it will continue to be of great use to your company in the future while maintaining new scalability to anticipate your company’s evolution and growth. Continuous development will bring out the best practices of both software development and management to allow quick reaction to client feedback and developer updates, reduce risk through controlled deployments to staging and testing servers, exposing of inefficiencies and unnecessary costs through a streamlined use of tools, and a flexible release option to cater to your clients’ and users’ needs. It’s well known that virtually every human being in the Western world interacts with a database management system of some kind on a daily basis—often without using a personal computer at any time throughout the day. The industries that stand to gain the most from custom software integration are the finance, manufacturing, healthcare, and telecommunications. Enterprises do see the benefits of switching to a more modern, cloud-based, application platform since the time and cost required to build, deploy, and maintain custom software solutions proves to cost less than working against out-of-the-box solutions. These same IT decision-makers revealed that their companies are in the process of moving to a cloud-based application development platform with 26% saying their company had already made the move and another 15% saying the transition would happen within the next five years.
At Ayoka, we understand that your pain points need to be addressed. Our development services emphasize local, hands-on interaction with team members that visit your organization, meet in person, and talk to your end-users. This level of customer service is the foundation of Ayoka’s custom application development services. Ayoka takes time to help your company design a scalable, secure, and functional solution for your custom business needs. Building a comprehensive strategy coupled with incremental testing is imperative. It’s important to be a part of the process through interactivity and communication. We will take the time to listen to you, meeting with you and your employees in-person to elicit requirements and perform analysis. We prefer to work closely and collaboratively with our customers – and we provide experience with open-source or other innovative applications that are powerful enough to generate business intelligence for small business. At Ayoka, client satisfaction is our number one priority.