Published On: January 10th, 2023

Companies have been switching from paper to digital processes for many years now. As a result, there is more digital data to manage than ever before. When looking into software solutions to better manage data, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. There are so many out-of-the-box and custom software options available.

Although companies might be able to get away with an out-of-the-box software solution for a little while, it’s rarely ever an ideal fix. Companies are unique. Each company has specific business models, practices, and procedures which lend to needing specific requirements in software solutions. Not every software solution is going to be the right match for every company.

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In some instances, out-of-the-box software can be augmented. Software augmentation is a careful process that involves adding necessary (or eliminating unnecessary) components in order to make a software program work better for the company utilizing it. For instance… If a software program lacks essential reporting tools, it’s possible experienced programmers (such as our team here at Triple Helix Corporation) would be able to create and integrate systems that would allow companies to have access to those key reporting features.

But sometimes getting what you really need isn’t always possible with augmentation. Oftentimes, out-of-the-box software solutions are lacking so many critical components companies need to manage their day-to-day operations, that it’s well worth considering a complete overhaul and having a custom software solution developed instead.

So, how do you really know you need a custom software solution?

1. You are spending an insane amount of time patching holes in your existing software solution

This should be a no-brainer, but many companies don’t even realize how much critical time they are losing coming up with workarounds to problems in their existing software solutions. Your software should work with you, not against you – and if you are spending a crazy amount of time patching holes – you are losing time you could be spending on more important tasks.

2. Your company is experiencing exponential growth

Smaller companies can often get away with out-of-the-box software solutions or augmented software for a bit longer than companies experiencing exponential growth. As your company scales, your software is going to need to scale as well in order to effectively support the increasing workload. Everyone has to start somewhere, we get it! But if your company is in a major growth phase, custom software should definitely be at the top of your list of considerations. Having a software program developed that is unique to your business and processes is worth its weight in gold.

3. You’ve hopped from software solution to software solution and haven’t found a great “match”

It’s true there’s never a “perfect” match when it comes to software solutions. But, we have absolutely seen companies get up to an 95% perfect match with custom software solutions. If you have hopped around between out-of-the-box software solutions and haven’t found the right match for your business, you would likely benefit from having a custom software solution developed just for you.

Triple Helix Corporation has been helping companies analyze their data management processes and procedures since 2004. We have designed, developed, and implemented many custom software solutions for clients across a wide variety of industries. For more information on how we can help you get the custom software solution you deserve, learn more about our software development services here.

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About The Author: Jason Bittner

jason bittner

CEO and founder of Triple Helix Corporation, since 2004. For over two decades, Jason has worked closely within the Aerospace/Defense/Manufacturing industries. He excels at solving technical challenges by integrating data and information technologies with best business practices. Jason takes an avid interest in educating his readers with the latest news in information management, as well as providing keen insights into the most efficient methodologies for the best operating companies today and into the future.