Growth doesn’t happen by chance. Growth happens because of competitive attitudes and a strong team working together. Companies turn to custom software development when they are seeking ways to grow in their industry.
How do you know if it’s the right time to make the move to custom software?
If you are experiencing growing pains in your company, then you can probably relate to the following points, and this might me a good sign that it’s time to invest in custom software development services.
Take time to reflect on the future of your company. Where do you see yourself in five years? What new products or services do you plan on adding to your company?
Using software that isn’t suited for your business slows you down. It’s time to use custom software that accommodates for the future of your business.
The way you conduct business changes as you grow. Obsolete, or poorly supported software can get in the way of you standing out in your industry. Don’t worry, custom software development from Ayoka can help. Ayoka can build software from scratch and take your company to the next level. Add properties to your new software and design it specifically for your company’s needs.
Monitor business internally
There is a lot going on internally when managing a growing business. If you are a family owned and operated business, your current software may or may not allow you to keep track of every aspect of your business. Perhaps you are managing your business in two different programs. Using more than one type of software can cause communication issues.
Don’t worry. There really is an app for that.
Custom software can build internal applications that monitor the ins and outs of your business. And a growing business means hiring more people to distribute the work evenly. Internal business applications make hiring additional staff a breeze. You can train new employees with minimal effort and bring them up to speed quickly.
Get rid of menial tasks
A growing company has no time to waste on software issues. Software that doesn’t suit you needs or causes you to do extra work is only hurting you.
For example, you are going to one of the biggest healthcare trade shows in the country. Your software is slow and isn’t helping you to get everything you need completed. Scrambling to finish on time, you miss out on presenting the new services and products your company is unveiling.
Remove the menial tasks that take time away from the most important aspects of your company with custom software. Just think. If you had custom software that eliminated routine work for you, you wouldn’t have been in such a rush to prepare for the trade show.
Your employees desire to prove themselves by working hard and being on time. But, if inefficient software is overwhelming them, they won’t be able to produce work as fast as you may like. The time you gain from custom software allows you to promote current employees and hire more people to take their place. You can expand operations and take on more clients without having to worry about missing deadlines.
When running a business, human error is bound to happen at some point. Something as small as a typo can cause a setback for your company. Avoid simple errors with custom software. With custom software development services you have the control. You can decide which tasks cause the most errors and then design the software to be more cognizant of those mistakes. No longer do you need to put production on hold and have everyone involved in fixing a software issue.
Custom software is an investment, not an expense
You may be hesitant to use custom software thinking that it is too expensive. When choosing to upgrade to custom software it’s important to consider the benefits of the outcome. You could use off the shelf products that come with a 1-800 number on the back of the box. Or, you could work closely with someone here in the US who know’s a thing or two about what it is like to struggle with a company who is experiencing growing pains.
For example, the CEO of a small manufacturing company in the US will enjoy partnering up with a local custom software developer that will take the time to educate themselves about the manufacturing industry. By keeping things local, you can build a trusting relationship with individuals who care about your company. In the end, using something that is tailored to your growing company’s needs is worth investing in.
At Ayoka we are passionate about creating solutions to grow your business. Find out more about how Ayoka can help you succeed with software built to fit your company’s growing needs.