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7 reasons why you should develop custom software for your business

7 October 2020

When we are asked what we do at Creagia, we like to say that our job is like that of a tailor. Yes, we could have decided to be a chain and produce the same thing many times (and make more money). But no. We are tailors and we like to be tailors.

We like to be tailors because of the feeling of having a unique, tailor-made, quality dress that corresponds exactly to your will, your taste, your need. And if I have to, I'll be able to adjust it as I see fit. We don't wear a standard garment, with a pattern that doesn't fit well enough, and with a style that doesn't quite fit us, but we'll keep pulling

Also in our case of digital product development, unlike the fashion world: custom development is often cheaper and more profitable than a generic product.

We are talking about tools of all kinds: management, process control, products that are the core business of a startup, etc.… Tools that contribute to the digitalization of the company, its digital transformation, a best optimization of resources or that are directly your product.

These types of software are suitable for any type of business: whatever their size and business. While it is true that in some cases a standard tool could be useful, it is also true that in the vast majority of cases the most accurate solution is to have it tailored.

Here are 7 specific reasons why we think it is really interesting and beneficial for your company to develop custom software, based on what we do at Creagia .

1. It's all yours

When you buy custom software, you are permanently incorporating an asset into your business. The property is absolutely yours, no one else has or can have that development without doing it again. It includes all your know-how and solves all your needs; and it can also be a competitive advantage.

2. Economical and with a high return on investment

The value that your company brings to your own software is much higher than the price you pay to develop it. The investment to build it is recovered quickly in the vast majority of cases, through the savings it provides in process improvement, reduction of time, optimization of other expenses, providing a better service, etc.

The ROI is much higher or more straightforward than standard software, and you won't be bound to pay for maintenance on a permanent basis.

We often do not value in the same way some expenses that as a company we are used to doing and we do not know what their return is (a new wall in the office, photocopying sheets, buying new cabinets, or any other generic expense to put an example); when in many cases with a similar amount you are acquiring software of long durability and internal benefit from day 0. And making this investment only once.

3. Tailored to your needs

Most companies are using large generic software, often from very large multinationals, which are very "powerful" and have infinite functionality. Paying for all that too.
When reality shows us that most of these companies also do not use even 50% of all the functionality, many do not even know how it would be used and the specific need for their business is not taken into account. Either they have to try to adapt to the logic of the system, or they end up with rudimentary parallel systems to be able to solve it, with Excels and other homemade solutions.

Tailor-made software gathers all the requirements that your company needs and has a tool that solves it in the best possible way.

4. It does everything

Wherever you want to go, this is where your tailor-made program will go. It will do everything you need to do, and importantly, it won't do everything you don't need to do. You will have exactly what you want and need. And you can have it all in one tool, without the use of parallel programs.

In addition, if it suits you, you can integrate with other existing tools, connect with different platforms, interact with them from different devices, etc.

5. Scalability and Eligibility

As it is a custom development, it can be constantly improved. The process of change may never end, and software may evolve in the same way that your business or business will do.