Custom or Off the Shelf Software - Bespoke Software

Custom Vs Off the Shelf Software
– The Bespoke Route

Custom or Off the Shelf Software - Bespoke Software

Custom Vs Off the Shelf Software – The Bespoke Route

Custom Vs Off the Shelf Software – The Bespoke Route

As a accomplished web development agency in Perth, we have done a quick comparison to the two common routes here for your easy reference.

What is off-the-shelf and bespoke software?

As the name suggests, off-the-shelf is software that has already been built, usually with a large number of features, and is ready for use right away.

Bespoke (custom-made) software is designed after taking into account the user’s business requirements and often has a smaller set of features that are targeted at the specific needs of the business.

Bespoke Software - Custom Vs Off the Shelf Software

So, Custom or Off the Shelf software – which is best? Our best advice – if you can fit into an off the shelf package for a minimal price and without changing your business process, then go for it. However, if your business is specialized and has unique processes, a bespoke solution will serve you well and return your investment over and over again. It also adds value to your business.

Jargon Buster

API: Application Programming Interface (API) is a set of functions and procedures that allows two different platforms or software to connect to each other.
Business Process: A set of repeated and structured tasks/activities utilised by a company to achieve their organisational goals.
SaaS: Software as a service (SaaS) is a subscription-based licensing model in which a software/platform is provided to the customer for use as-is for a monthly or annual payment.

David Brown | Blog author | Computing Australia

David Brown

David is the Development Services Coordinator for Computing Australia Group and he manages all programming projects. DB is a keen Ruby on Rails developer who is a triple threat – he can code, listen to heavy metal and consume enormous volumes of caffeine simultaneously! Hit David up if you want to discuss your next app concept or to take a deep dive in the Computing Australia coding approach.

David Brown | Blog author | Computing Australia

David Brown

David is the Development Services Coordinator for The Computing Australia Group and he manages all programming projects. DB is a keen Ruby on Rails developer who is a triple threat – he can code, listen to heavy metal and consume enormous volumes of caffeine simultaneously! Hit David up if you want to discuss your next app concept or to take a deep dive in The Computing Australia Group coding approach.