What is a custom solution?

A custom solution is a piece of software that is built specifically for you by a third party such as Sangwa Solutions. If you find an inefficiency in your workflow, we can create a solution that can be easily integrated into your existing processes. In the short term, custom software solutions improve your productivity. In the long-term, they allow for scalability and adaptations to be made as your business grows and changes. Compared to an off-the-shelf solution, the performance and functionality will be superior and give you a competitive advantage against others in your industry.

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How much is a custom solution?

Many believe that custom solutions are expensive and have high maintenance costs. Although they can be expensive, that is not always the case. In fact, in the long run, they can help you reduce costs and increase your return-on-investment. Off-the-shelf software may be lower in cost initially, but won’t always function in the way specifically desired. If in the future you want to alter the function of your off-the-shelf solution, it will be far more expensive than the initial cost of a custom solution.  When purchasing a custom software you are paying for a quality product and service that will help you in the long-term, like increasing your return on investment.

If you decide a custom solution is better for you, it is important to know the cost is dependent on what work is being done. It can be as expensive as you want it to be unique. If you have an extensive list of unique functions you want your software to perform, it will be more costly. Price is a function of flexibility.

Are off-the-shelf solutions better?

Off-the-shelf solutions are widespread – meaning they were designed to meet the needs of many groups. They will most likely not meet all of your organization’s needs. However, it is all dependent on what you want your software to function as. Before choosing the software for your company, it is important to know the functions and limitations of each option.

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How do I know if I need a software solution?

Our custom software solutions serve to provide you with peace of mind and improve your workflow. There are some key indicators that indicate there are inefficiencies in your current workflow that could be solved through a software solution. If you still use paper based processes, perform repetitive tasks regularly, notice constant mistakes, or your business is growing – it might be time to invest in a software solution. Read more here, or talk to someone at Sangwa.

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What is the process of getting new software?

We have broken down the process of building your custom software solution into three steps; understanding, accessing, and processing. Our first step is to understand what systems you have in place, what issues you are currently facing, and what functions you are looking for in a new piece of software. After we have a deep understanding of your company structure and workflow we can begin to assess the possible solutions and the best route to pursue. Lastly, we process and begin to put in place the new software into your workflow.  

How long will it take for my new software to be ready?

Because these solutions are created from scratch for you, it takes an extensive length of time to complete a piece of software. The length of time it takes to complete each project is all dependent on the complexity and functions of the software. To get an exact time estimate, contact someone at Sangwa Solutions.

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