Bespoke Software Development

Bespoke Software Development

A Bespoke Software Solution is a purpose built piece of software designed specifically for your needs and to solve a particular problem.  The solution can take the form of a desktop application, a web based solution, a mobile application, a database or a combination of all.  The solution can be anything from a simple tool for managing a database to a comprehensive multi-tiered functional application.

Bespoke vs Off-the-shelf

Off-the-shelf software is designed for mass market, multi-user and to satisfy varying requirements and as such tends to offer the most common functionality required.  A bespoke software solution however is tailor made with the specific requirements of your business offering full flexibility and avoiding unnecessary work around’s.

A well designed bespoke solution should increase productivity, reduce wasted time and therefore letting you and your business focus on the key areas of the business.

The Bespoke Software Solution Development Cycle

developmentcycleA Bespoke Software Solution is purpose built to meet a specific need.

In order to ensure that the bespoke system is fit for purpose, it is imperative that sufficient planning is done from the outset and throughout the development and post development stages of the project.

Analysis

One of the most important parts of developing a bespoke software solution is the planning.  We will start with an initial consultation to broadly establish your requirements, how your business works and if indeed a bespoke software solution is the answer.

Following our initial consultation we will go away and put together a proposal, outlining the proposed solution including the structure, timescales and costs.  Providing all parties are in agreement with the proposal we will proceed to the next step.

Design

The design phase is a critical part of the development process, it is not just about how the end product will look, but more importantly the ins and outs of what the system needs to do.  We will spend time with you going through your existing processes in detail and document the proposed solution, identifying the required functionality, processes and rules which need to be implemented into your new system.

Coding

This is the process of actually building and coding your software solution by our developers.  Once the system has gone through internal testing, a version of the software will be given to you, the client, for User Acceptance Testing (UAT).  This is your opportunity to identify any issues or make any final adjustments.

Deployment

Once you are satisfied that your new system is fit for purpose, we will deploy the system, either physically or virtually depending on the chosen platform.  We can work with you to help train you and your end users where applicable.

Support

Once the system has been released and signed-off we enter a support phase where we can arrange an ongoing maintenance and support contract or ad hoc support to your new system.

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