Custom Software Projects
Virtually Live Software Inc. is a small company, so we don’t sneer at small projects. Over the last 17 years our project portfolio has built up to cover a wide range of clients – from big, fortune 500, to small one-man operations. To us, project’s ability to excite us is what matters, not whether it is considered “small” by other companies. Not to mention, happy clients sometimes grow and they can tell their friends…
Custom Software Solutions
Like every business undertaking, software development has its own set of risks. Recognizing and dealing with risk is a normal and essential aspect of business and of creating software.
Although each project has unique risks, here are some of the typical types of risks encountered in software development:
- Software does not fit the needs of the users
- Poor performance
- Development cost exceeds the value of expected benefits
- Software not ready in time to meet critical need
- Unreliable or buggy software
- Too difficult to use, non-intuitive, requires training
- Cost of ongoing support greater than expected
These kinds of risk are handled in two basic ways.
First, the whole reason for project management and development methodologies disciplines is to facilitate successful outcomes without falling victim to these risks.
Secondly, each project has its own distinctive set of risks, which should be addressed from the start of the project. The risk plan should identify these risks and define how they will be evaluated and avoided.
If risks are identified in the beginning, steps can be taken to avoid potential problems.
There are at least four major ways your business benefits from using custom software:
•Increasing efficiency by eliminating routine activities from individuals, freeing them to deal with tasks where human attention is required.
•Reducing the risk of human errors from routine manual tasks.
•Cutting office costs by eliminating unneeded paperwork and manual administration.
•Provide real time data information on your business by automating business processes.
Custom software is designed for the way you do business.
You know that you need custom software when:
You re-enter the same, or similar data into multiple software programs
you have a slow response to customers and business needs where data could have be supplied automatically by a software system
You send regular notifications to your clients manually
You do tedious calculations on regular intervals to get information out of your business system
Custom software can greatly streamline your operation making your business more effective and efficient freeing up time to doing manual tasks that can’t be automated.