The offer of bespoke software or bespoke programmes is becoming increasingly popular in the market. The explanation is simple: in your years of experience in your sector, it is very likely that you have come across insurances, technologies or managements that are not adapted to the way your business needs them.

Something similar happens with softwaree and programmes hat are generally designed for companies and are marketed to different sectors indistinctly. There are software packages or applications that do not cover all the requirements of all the companies in the same sector. That is why it is so difficult to find programmes that cover the needs of all businesses.

Your business model should not adapt to the programme or software, it is rather the other way around. At Yapiko we tell you what bespoke software isand examples of sectors that may need them, so that you can identify if they apply or could apply to your specific case.

What is bespoke software?

A bespoke software is a product designed, developed and implemented according to the particularities of a business. In other words, it is 100% designed and developed for a specific company.

That means that the bespoke software has been customised and created to meet all the needs of your business.

Creating a bespoke software has many advantages: competitive, efficiency, optimisation and costs, but the main ones are described below.

Why bespoke software?

It’s easy, bespoke software is the solution for companies that want to differentiate themselves from their competitors. That is, for you.

With a bespoke software for your business we develop a system specifically for you, with the aim of achieving maximum efficiency. This is the main difference with a commercial software, which your competitors can also have.

The business environment is becoming increasingly complex and heterogeneous. Sometimes bespoke software is not only needed to adapt to the characteristics of a specific business, because there is no generic commercial software on the market to do so, but also because there are companies with new ideas or business approaches that need their own comprehensive solution.

Bespoke software therefore boost the productivity and performance of the business in which they are implemented, and with it its growth and ability to meet customer demand.

Likewise, choosing a bespoke programme over a commercial, off-the-shelf software reduces costs because repetitive tasks that can be automated are analysed during development.

Another great feature of bespoke solutions is that they can be used to integrate data from your existing applications. As a result, the information is easier to integrate into your business model, optimising processes as a whole and being able to offer your customers better services and products.

Another aspect to consider is that the use of bespoke solutions using technology such as the cloud means that they can be more scalable than commercial software. Consequently, it increases the adaptability and responsiveness of your company and, with it, the ability to scale your business.

Ultimately, bespoke software provides a smoother workflow, unique services and better products to suit you and your customers’ needs.

Bespoke technologies solutions become the key to differentiate your business from the competition and, in the context in which we find ourselves, this is something to consider.

Other advantages of a bespoke software

  • Simple interface and use adapted to your needs.
  • Easy integration with the business infrastructure.
  • Maximum customisation.
  • Flexible and scalable.
  • You own the bespoke software.
  • One-time investment.
  • Greater data security.
  • Higher quality technical support and training.
  • Reinforced brand image.

Examples of sectors where bespoke software might be needed

In the following list you will see the sectors in which bespoke software is most commonly found. So, when you look at the types of bespoke development, you will get an idea of the endless possibilities of bespoke software that we all use more than frequently.

  • Banking
  • Telecommunications
  • Lotteries and betting
  • Retail
  • Industries
  • Hospitaliy
  • Utilities
  • Music Industry
  • Logistics

Types of bespoke software developments

What you are going to see below are the bespoke developments that are most commonly used, but this does not mean that they are the only ones, because as you have seen, this type of development has many possibilities to adapt to almost any business. We also leave you a few examples of each bespoke software development.

Web Applications Development

Through bespoke development we can create Corporate Websites, E-Commerce, Management Websites. This type of bespoke software can have from simple to more complex functionalities and with integrations with other systems that can be used in the infrastructure of a business.

For example, some of the websites or ecommerce of well-known brands, such as Leroy Merlin or Carrefour, where we have all shopped at some point, are bespoke programmes designed with the particular needs of each business in mind.

Mobile App Development

Mobile App Development The same thing happens in the mobile app ecosystem as with bespoke web application development. The concept that it is the companies or businesses that adapt to mobile applications is inverted and it is the bespoke softwarethat fits perfectly with each business requirement. In the case of apps, some examples could be:

  • Business mobile application. To facilitate a process or procedure in which information needs to be consulted or supplied: customer orders, inventory control, work reports, etc.
    • Entertainment, health and leisure applications games, social networking applications, music, reading, travel, gastronomy, gyms, etc., such as Instagram, Twitter, Clash of Clans, MyRealFood or Spotify.
    • Utility applications.. Navigation and geolocation apps, calculators, note managers, calendars, etc., such as Waze, Keep or Maps.
  • E-commerce applications and online shops for integrated in-app purchases and, as an example, any application from the online shops where you usually shop would be fine, as most e-commerce applications have mobile applications.

High Performance and Real-Time Systems

Being able to process a high volume of data at very high speeds, bespoke developments of high-performance and real-time systems are used, for example, in Data Analytics and Metrics, Data Aggregation, Streaming Processing, Activity Tracking, etc.

Some areas that uses are Banking, Communications, Gambling, Retail, Fraud Detection,but due to its application to a diversity of use cases, it can be used wherever these performance and processing speed requirements are needed.

Monitoring Systems

The monitoring of systems and services is of great importance for some sectors as it allows:

  • Detect anomalies and report them.
  • Detect incidents and report them.
  • To know the performance.
  • Optimise systems thanks to the knowledge of the different periodic needs.

By means of a bespoke software, monitoring is increased and with it efficiency. In this way, the company’s competitiveness increases, which ultimately translates into customer satisfaction.

Automation of Manual Tasks and Processes

Bespoke software developments for the automation of manual tasks and processes allow the collection and sending of information between systems or the detection of anomalies. An example would be manufacturing and industrial production systems, in which deviations in production are detected, orders, production processes, etc. are managed.

Development of API Services

The development of APIs is a way of offering operations and functionalities that can be used by other applications, reducing costs and development times and facilitating integrations with other applications and systems.

For example, in the sector of Digital Marketing there are APIS that connect to other programmes and applications to, for example, track user activity, provide specific content or interact with chatbots.

Conclusions on bespoke software

From Yapiko we advise you to lose the fear of bespoke development, because as you have seen, it can bring many advantages to your business.

Nowadays it is possible to develop bespoke programmes capable of covering all kinds of needs. To get the advantages of bespoke software, the best option is to turn to professionals. At Yapiko we are experts in bespoke software development, so we create programs taking into account the needs of your business.