Software immensely simplifies our daily business routine and can turn professional fields upside down.
Without programs, we often could not even make coffee anymore, and in future, maybe also light will be turned on by software. Processes are automated, shortened and optimized, which gives the opportunity to look more intensively into new processes and tasks.
The market, therefore, offers a wide range of free and paid standard software that picks up, simplifies and sometimes even makes common processes possible. This software can usually be bought or rented at short notice and can be used after an extended adaptation period, depending on the extent and previous knowledge. Since these tools have been developed for a broad mass, they quickly reach their limits in individual processes. Complementary tools can sometimes close these gaps, but usually, it starts with small missing features and/or often ends up in ugly workarounds.
In such a situation, it makes sense to resort to individual software, mainly if the primary business is based on the software. The software can be perfectly adapted to the internal processes, thus blends smoothly into the processes and usually requires less familiarization time. By optimizing the processes creates a competitive advantage, there are no running costs and the connection to any system is no problem; also, changes and enhancements are possible at any time. However, such solutions usually have to be developed from scratch, which requires some time and is associated with uniquely higher costs.
But what if you already use a standard software tool and miss only secondary functions or connections. Should one then still rely on custom software? Depending on the software, there is the possibility of developing a hybrid form of standard software and individual software to simplify the workflow considerably. Which solution suits your own company depends on the particular case and can be found out in a consultation. As a guide, we have created a clear table for you under this article. No matter which way you decide, the step to automated or guided processes is worthwhile in any case.