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MADE TO ORDER
A local IT and software development
company specialising in applications, tools
and websites, provides programs that can
potentially save businesses a small fortune.
HAV E you ever considered
having a custom software
solution built to suit your exact
You may have a special need
for a software program that you have been
unable to find over the counter, or you may
have an existing program that does not meet
your specific needs.
Whatever the reason, a custom software
application developed to suit your exact
specifications and requirements does not have
to cost the earth and can save you lots of time
A custom software application has the
potential to save you days, if not weeks
of work per year. A well-written database
application can incorporate the storage of all
the information in your business and allow it to
be queried, sorted and analysed in practically
any manner that a business could desire. Find
out immediately what's selling and what's not;
collect and analyse detailed demographic
information about your customers; perform
trend analysis on sales. This is just scratching
the surface. The possibilities are endless.
The main advantage of a well built custom
application is the flexibility it provides. If,
down the road, you find that your needs have
changed and you realise that you would like
to expand or change the capabilities of your
custom application, it can be modified and
up-scaled to suit your new requirements.
You may have existing software that meets
most of your needs, but would like to add
some more functionality. In this case having a
complementary application tailor-made to utilise
the data from your existing application is entirely
possible. Most off-the-shelf software packages
provide a means for extracting data that can in
turn be imported into a custom-built application.
The software you use every day should reflect
your business processes and it should work the
way you want to. Don't settle for software that
only partly meets your needs.
Anita Smith is an analyst with DDI Solutions
AiGTS apprentices are a bit different.
Call Cheryl on 1300 761 944 to find out more.
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