Software Development for Small Business
The small business world is more competitive than it's ever been. And along with this competition comes the need for rapid technological innovation and adoption.
Sometimes canned solutions and off-the-shelf software can do the job. But for businesses that have unique needs, requirements, and objectives, custom software is the way to go.
Why Small Businesses Need Custom Software
Typically, small businesses find software they want and then modify their business model or strategy in order to align with the specific platform they select. Custom software, on the other hand, is tailored to the specific needs of your business. This means there’s no need to adjust your business model or strategy.
Other tangible benefits of software development for small businesses include:
- The ability to automate repetitive processes, which frees up time to focus on value-adding tasks like sales and innovation.
- Streamlined business processes and more efficient tasks.
- Makes it easier to scale and expand your business over time without having to worry about the impact it has on your relationship with software vendors.
- Custom software can improve your communication - both internally with employees and externally with customers. This maximizes productivity and enhances your brand image.
Common Types of Small Business Software
The beauty of custom software development for small business is that you can have any type of software developed to fit your specific needs - regardless of whether it fits into a predefined category or not. Having said that, here are some of the common types of small business software companies frequently request:
For many small businesses, customer-facing applications and software can strengthen customer loyalty and/or provide an additional stream of revenue.
Software can help your HR team manage the hiring process, implement smother onboarding, reduce paperwork, assess skills, and even manage conflict between employees.
Need a solution that helps your team communicate. Whether you want a streamlined chat application, a dedicated email software, or secure video calling app, custom software is the way to go.
Sales and marketing solutions, like customer relationship management (CRM) software, plays a critically important role for businesses that want to track and understand the customer journey from start to finish. While there are plenty of pre-packaged options available, having a custom solution designed specifically for your business ensures you don’t have to compromise in any area.
From tracking employee time to setting deadlines, time management tools can boost productivity and efficiency, while simultaneously holding teams accountable for the work they produce.
Contact DEV.co Today
There are plenty of freelance software developers online. There are also a number of massive corporations that develop software. But there isn’t much in between. At Dev.co, we’re happy to fill the gap. We understand what small businesses want with custom software development, because we are a small business.
Contact us today and we’ll be happy to chat about your software development project and provide a quote!
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