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No matter what off-the-shelf solutions promise, there isn’t such a thing as perfect software, unless—that is—you have one custom designed and built to meet the specific needs of your business operations. One major obstacle to organizations investing in custom application development is the misconception that custom development is overly expensive, when in fact, it can end up saving your company a great deal of capital and resources by making sure that all your needs are met and that you won’t have to invest in multiple solutions just to accomplish basic tasks. Custom applications are excellent tools for streamlining business operations as well as solving many complex business issues, especially when it comes to business processes. Below are some of the most significant advantages to custom application development for business.

  • Custom software solutions are created specifically to cater to your unique business needs and nothing beats having an application that is specially crafted to serve your daily requirements and provide solutions to your core needs. All too many businesses settle for licensed software systems that don’t do nearly enough to streamline their operations. A custom business software, on the other hand, guarantees the best fit for your business requirements.
  • Scalability is yet another major benefit of custom software development. Off-the-shelf software limits you to developer-initiated upgrades and updates, whereas a custom-designed application enables you to scale up or add features and functions, depending on the needs of your business.
  • With custom applications, you are protected against external threats, especially from hackers who tend to exploit known vulnerabilities in common and widely used software systems. Custom applications are less attractive to hackers, and are therefore less vulnerable to breaches compared to widely used systems.
  • Custom-made software solutions also help make integration a lot easier and simpler. It can be incredibly difficult to impossible making multiple commercial, off-the-shelf software solutions and packages work together. With custom software development, it is easier and more feasible to make applications interact with each other so as to create seamless business processes.


Custom software development is an ideal solution for businesses not only because they allow for custom solutions for your business’ unique needs, but also because you can rest assured that the application will be maintained and supported as long as your business needs it, as opposed to commercial applications, the lifespan of and support for which are at the mercy of their developer.



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IS&T Consulting Group, LLC is a Houston based Managed IT Services company specializing in supporting small/medium businesses. Services include Website design, e-Commerce, Custom CMS, Mobile Apps (Android/iOS), Outsourced IT, Helpdesk, Network Support, Server monitoring, Desktop maintenance / management, Virtual Servers (Windows/Linux), O365 Email, Azure. We work with you directly to create a custom solution catered to meet your unique business needs.

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