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Investing in a bespoke web application is a big move, especially for a small or medium-size enterprise. Taking into consideration the risk of unsuccessful development or implementation of the solution, it is absolutely crucial to analyze the profitability of the planned move in detail. How can you measure the profitability?
1. The solution is perfectly tailored to your needs.
One of the key factors that affect the profitability of the application is its level of adjustment to the processes in your company. A good system will precisely mirror the processes so you do not have to adjust your actions to the solution's capabilities, which will save you a lot of time in the long run.
2. Your application has only the modules you absolutely require.
Buying a web application is only reasonable if you will be using 100% of its functions. That's why, bespoke applications are more profitable than canned solutions as they give you full control over what you pay for, and you only want to pay for those functions you will actually get to use.
3. You invest in a customer-owned software.
You can only acquire ownership right to a bespoke application. This is a big advantage as if you require modifications or addition of extra modules in the future, you can easily do it. At Kamee we offer customer-owned software that goes with the source code and the documentation of the solution so you have all you may need as your business thrives and its needs grow.
4. You only pay once, no hidden charges.
When you choose a bespoke application you will only pay one set price. In case of off-the-shelf solutions, you will pay a monthly or yearly subscription, which means you have to agree on regular charges. Keep in mind that an off-the-shelf solution will still not guarantee precise adjustment to the company's needs and you will not be the owner of the software.
5. The solution is easy to implement in your company.
A dedicated web application is easier to implement than an off-the-shelf solution. This is because it is always designed to fit a particular company and has only the functions the company needs. In this way, the system is more intuitive and the employees do not have to learn unnecessary elements or how to go around certain limitations of a canned solution. If the software house you choose to work with offers help with the implementation, this process is even easier.
6. It is easy to develop the solution further if required.
Bespoke software, developed to fit the individual needs of a company, makes further development possible. If required, programmers can add new functions or whole modules in the future. When you choose an off-the-shelf software, you have no control over how the software is updated or upgraded.
It is also worth to consider the profitability of a bespoke web application in terms of saving the time of an individual employee. Implementing a solution that is tailored to your company's processes will streamline the workflow and save an average of 15 minutes daily for each worker. Assuming the average hourly wage is $25, you will save $6.25 per hour.
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