In order to thrive in today's market, businesses must be able to innovate quickly and more efficiently than the competition. Our custom software development services provide the flexibility and functionality required to meet unique industry needs and adapt to an ever-changing landscape.
We build custom software solutions for the needs of the present, and more importantly, for the needs of the future.
Every business is unique. Is there a reason why your software isn't?
What Is Custom Software?
To maintain a competitive edge and continue growing your business without impediments, it is necessary to have the right tools. Many businesses rely on software to perform their daily operations. Often, this software is of the commercial variety, meaning you and countless other businesses are using the same off-the-shelf programs to do business.
While commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS) may work for a select few, most businesses run into obstacles when using these standard programs. Custom software development differs from your run-of-the-mill commercial software. In comparison to COTS software, custom software is built exclusively for your organization with unique code and design elements.
When you choose custom software over off-the-shelf, your organization owns 100% of the product versus only owning a license. This means that any intellectual property is yours to keep — you are not just borrowing it, and you are free to use and modify the software in any way possible, as well as bring it to the market.
While custom software can be developed in-house, it is generally advised to work with a custom software development agency. They often have the time and resources to dedicate exclusively to your project without delaying any other internal software or IT-based projects.
Why Custom Software?
There are a plethora of ways a business can fail — and thus, the limitations of their software should not be one of them. Oftentimes, businesses will turn to an off-the-shelf software solution because it appears to be the quicker and cheaper option.
- Developed to meet unique needs & requirements
- Can be easily modified & expanded
- Seamless software & system integrations with no additional costs
- Custom features & functionality unique to only your company
This may initially seem true, however, the limitations of COTS software can result in more costs and time spent attempting to add required features and functionality. Thus, it is advised to receive a custom solution that can provide more longevity and a higher return on investment.
- Does not provide industry specific requirements
- Cannot be easily modified or customized
- Software & system integrations are difficult & can be very costly
- Features & functionality readily available to competitors
Benefits Of Custom Software Development
Key Questions To Consider
When deciding between an off-the-shelf software solution and a custom software solution, it is important to consider how the software could improve your business processes, rather than focusing on features and functionality. Accounting for future enhancements and integrations is especially important when deciding between the two.
Iterative & incremental steps allow for the ability to easily adapt to any market change and assimilate new, effective ideas into the development process and overall workflow.
Through the iterations, issues are easily identifiable and quickly resolved. The small releases allow the software to continuously improve the management of products and services.
The iterations give the team a better opportunity to create effective solutions, including the ability to integrate with and complement the work of other software and systems.
Ready To Take Your Business To The Next Level?
Are you ready to take advantage of all the benefits that come with custom software?
We have a rich history of developing custom software that give our clients a competitive edge by automating tasks, improving internal efficiencies and seamlessly integrating with other systems and software.
The Process Of Gathering Requirements For Software Development
The success of an organization or project often fall on the shoulders of C-level executives and/or product owners. In turn, their success relies heavily on the ability to improve areas of weakness, identify shortcomings and streamline processes in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Here at Orases, we are able to design and develop a custom software solution, uniquely tailored to the specific job duties and responsibilities of c-level executives and product owners. The features and functionalities built into our custom software solutions provide individuals within these roles a systematic and automated way to report data, enhance business strategies, improve workflows and complete projects on time.
In addition to working directly for organizations as their outsourced team, we can also boost their internal staff through our custom staff augmentation services. At Orases, we provide businesses with top talent for their short- and long-term custom software projects.
Custom software staff augmentation with Orases allows organizations to save time and money on the hiring process. For projects that require more experience and labor that your team may not have, our staff augmentation services will provide an immediate impact on your company and allow for a quick return on investment.
Get Started With Staff Augmentation
Staff augmentation allows you to:
- Fill a short- or long-term role needed for a custom software or similar IT project
- Gain insight and experience from team members who have served a variety of industries
- Get immediate support and track performance of augmented staff to understand provided value
- Save time and money on hiring an internal staff member who may not be needed post-project
How We Develop Software
When searching for a custom software development company, it is important to know how the project will be handled from start to finish. Our unique approach to custom software development has lead to immeasurable success for our clients.
Here at Orases, we give our clients the option of choosing between 3 different types of engagement models. Each engagement model should be chosen based on the overall scope of the project, the allocated budget given towards the project and the desired amount of involvement throughout the development process.
- Fixed Price Model
When using the fixed price model, the development process closely follows the time and cost estimates based on the scope of the project, allowing for a clear understanding of the project expectations.
- Time & Material Model
The time & material engagement model allows for the projects to be built first, and then the cost is based on the time, labor and resources invested into the project after full completion and acceptance.
- Dedicated Team Model
If your organization selects the dedicated team model, several developers at Orases will work exclusively on your project and the project cost will be based on hourly utilization rates as opposed to one large bill.
How Do I Choose A Custom Software Development Company?
Project Management Methodology
Ensuring your project management style matches the project management style of the custom software development company can be a critical aspect when setting expectations and collaborating during the project.
We use a style of project management called Waterfall, which involves completing the project with iterative steps called "waves". Upon the completion of each "wave", bugs and issues are identified and fixed before moving on to the next "wave" of the project.
Our Custom Software Development Process
Our custom software development team has years of experience designing and developing unique & innovative custom software using a streamlined, repeatable process.
Do We Sound Like A Good Fit?
Does our custom software development process sound like it matches your needs and expectations?
Our development team has successfully developed custom software for clients within all types of industries, are you ready to be our next success story? Reach out to Orases to start crafting your vision today.
What To Expect With Orases
When working with our custom software development team, you can expect an unparalleled level of service and quality, unmatched by other custom software companies.
Work With A Team With Years Of Experience & Success
When you decide to work with Orases, you are working with a custom software development team with years of experience building custom software solutions that enhance internal processes, offers features that are unattainable through off-the-shelf software and gives you the competitive edge needed to rule the market.
Results Of Our Work
The custom software developers at Orases built a custom registration system for the MLB for their MLB Pitch Hit & Run competition. Through the combination of Orases' expertise and use of the Agile methodology, Orases was able to save MLB employees hundreds of hours of time by streamlining their entire PHR program.
Learn more about how Orases developed an efficient custom software solution for the MLB.View Case Study