Custom software equips you with a system that meets the precise set of features and requirements you desire. This precision however, comes at a cost: compared to licensing off the shelf software, custom software is typically significantly more expensive in terms of time and cost. You will be the ultimate judge of whether this trade-off is worthwhile for you.

We often recommend that users make-do with commercially available software for some period of time before developing a custom solution. Existing software typically covers only part of your needs and requires that you compromise in terms of features and functionality. This can be frustrating. However, using an 80% solution for a period of time has significant benefit: you can confirm that the need for a more costly custom solution is justified and you can understand what features will be essential in your custom build.