Software developing companies usually offer bespoke software to meet client’s needs that cannot be satisfied by already invented software. Custom-designed software is typically specifically developed for certain company or organization. Bespoke software can be some simple application made for a single user, as well as the very complicated application designed to be used by many users and to interface with a few different systems.
Because bespoke software is made especially for exact client’s needs, compared to similar off-the-shelf products, it can be considered quite expensive. But, this is only partially true. If you choose the right custom software developer, in the beginning you do pay more money than you would if you purchased some mass market software package. However, eventually you just have to upgrade and “build a building upon a very solid foundation”, which is cheaper than buying new products or solutions for every single change in business or organization.
When choosing the software developer for bespoke software, there are things you should check out. First of all, do they offer backup technical expertise, what are the shipping packages, what are their previous projects etc. It is important to find the developer that knows that good software has to evolve with the evolving of the business that uses it, so that performing updates and maintaining of the system is part of their regular service. High quality of the custom software is required and inevitable, because you have to get the best service and the best software development for your money.