Application Development Company

Enterprise Software Development

For startups and small businesses, generic software can be useful and cost-effective. There are plenty of low-cost, cookie-cutter solutions that provide valuable features and benefits. But as businesses grow, so does the list of needs. And it’s at this point that enterprise software development becomes an attraction option.

Application Development Company

Enterprise Software Development

For startups and small businesses, generic software can be useful and cost-effective. There are plenty of low-cost, cookie-cutter solutions that provide valuable features and benefits. But as businesses grow, so does the list of needs. And it’s at this point that enterprise software development becomes an attraction option.

Key Characteristics of Enterprise Software

Enterprise software is custom software that’s designed to benefit, aid, and assist the needs of an organization, as opposed to solely focusing on one or two individual users. And because it’s intended for a specific organization, it’s built in the context for which it’ll be used. This limits the number of wasted features and options, which so often slow down teams and create unnecessary confusion.

When it comes to enterprise software, there are some different characteristics and features you should consider:

Usability

From a user experience side of things, custom enterprise software is far more intuitive than an out-of-the-box product that’s been developed for a generic audience (including dozens of industries and use cases). This enables organizations to get more out of their software investments.

Performance

Software that’s designed and used for a specific purpose is far more effective than a solution that’s developed with vague intentions and forced into different applications. Enterprise software is created with very precise objectives, which maximizes performance and promotes greater efficiencies.

Scalability

Software should hold an organization back from pursuing larger business goals. One of the biggest benefits of enterprise software is that it’s created with growth in mind. This scalability allows businesses to expand over time without experiencing drops in performance and usability.

Integration

An average business might have 15, 20, or even 50 different tools, applications, software, and solutions in place. Enterprise software must be able to interact with the existing tech stack; otherwise, it drags things down and becomes a hindrance to growth. A good custom software solution is developed with interconnectivity in mind.

Cost

Enterprise software might cost more upfront, but it provides a much higher ROI over the long-term (when compared to traditional software you can buy off the shelf). It features greater longevity and more relevant features, both of which enable organizations to extract more value over a period of many years.

All enterprise software is different, but as these overarching benefits show,
there’s reason for businesses to get excited about the
value custom enterprise software development provides.

Outsourcing Enterprise Software Development

Very few businesses have the internal resources required to develop
their own custom software. (And those that do find that it’s rarely the best use
of their human resources and creativity.) Outsourcing enterprise
software development almost always makes more sense. Here’s why:

Our Development Process

01

Understanding

Background details
Vision & values
Target personas
Stakeholder insights

02

Research & Discovery

Customer research
Competitive analysis
Expert audits & insights
Current market positioning

03

Strategy

Story & personality
Market opportunities
Positioning & messaging
Creative brief development

04

Creative

Naming
Logo development
Graphics standards
Verify function
Messaging framework

05

Deliver & integrate

Brand book & styleguide
Print integration
Online & mobile
Further brand extension

Contact DEV.co

Our DEV.co team specializes in custom enterprise software development,
design, and engineering services. Please connect with our corporate
software development teams to assist in your company’s next big idea.
We look forward to helping you develop and optimize for the future!

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