The thing about bespoke software
Is that it’s bespoke, obviously. It’s made specifically for your company’s peculiarities and talents. It is made from scratch to support your processes. Because actually we haven’t met many people whose company is generic or simple. We work with businesses who have gone past the point of being able to meet their bigger goals with off-the-shelf software. They need something more complex that has been formed entirely to slot in and make things a whole lot easier.
When you start the bespoke software development journey, you can bet that your relationship with your business will never be quite the same again. In a good way, we promise. The way we do software development is very in-depth, with a lot of consultation and care. We’ve learned (yes, sometimes the hard way) that cutting corners just means you have to put in almost as much work but don’t get good results at the end.
Not getting results means that the software functions and does what you told us you wanted it to do, but it doesn’t end up meeting your goals. It takes more than a functional piece of software to really change things in a business, which is why we focus so heavily on consultation (usually consisting of a lot of digging into how your business works and what’s not working there).
We want to finish the project knowing that it’s going to create consistent change in the way you wanted it to. Quite selfishly, we know that if it makes big shifts in your company you’ll most probably want more. We’ve been working with many of our clients for several years and they’ll tell you how that goes (hint – they wouldn’t keep coming back if it was awful).