Custom Software Solutions

Helping you clearly define your custom software requirements is just the beginning of our custom software solutions process. We work with you throughout the entire development process to make sure that the solution we deliver addresses your unique problems. Our projects can be implemented for Windows 95/98/NT as well as Mac OS systems and range from small file parsing tools to full size relation database applications.

When choosing between an 'off-the-shelf' software package and a customized solution, several key points should to be investigated:

  • How much flexibility does the 'off-the-shelf' package provide?
  • Can it be customized enough to do what you need it to do?
  • Is there a product out there that will sufficiently meet your needs?
  • Can a customized solution be developed soon enough to be useful?
  • What is the learning curve and required training?
  • What is the final cost comparison?

Naturally, if an 'off-the-shelf' product exists that meets all of the requirements, it would be the most cost effective solution. This, however, is rarely the case. In most instances, the 'off-the-shelf' product tries to do too much at an all-encompassing level and typically not enough of the critical functionality that is required. Any additional but unnecessary features add to the cost and frequently create a steeper learning curve.

Customized software solutions address the complete functionality you need without adding unwanted functionality and unwanted complexity. The cost of the end product is based solely on the complexity of the solution needed to solve the problem. There is no extra cost for functionality that will never be use. The key to providing only what is needed lies in your ongoing involvement throughout the development of the product.