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Ingenuity breeds invention. There are many reasons to go into business, but at the heart of each one is an unmet need or underserved demographic in search of a solution. Our economy thrives because of the market’s profound ability to rise to the occasion.
Every solution starts with an idea. Translating that idea from paper into implementation can be trickier than it seems, however. You and your team may have a brilliant idea but lack the technical skill to bring it life. The best course of action is to partner with an experienced software development agency to help you realize your industry-changing vision.
Turning Your Idea Into the Perfect Solution
The truth is that 42% of businesses already use apps to help bolster their operations with another 35% of businesses planning to implement mobile software to meet the changing demands of our current market. Developing —and integrating— a new software platform might feel like an unachievable level of tech expertise, especially if you are a smaller mom-and-pop business, but technology can help companies of all sizes flourish.
Integrating a new app or software platform into your business is all about reducing redundant, time-consuming labor and optimizing your workflow. For an app to be efficient, however, it doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel. App development can help you realign your entire organization, but it can also help you service the simplest of needs.
Small, mechanical tasks are prime territory for innovation. If your employees spend time using a paper-based process to log every sales call, creating a software platform which automates those elements can reduce wasted time and manpower. There are a near-infinite number of opportunities to help make your business processes more efficient.
If you have an unmet need or cumbersome work routine, chances are that an experienced software development partner can build a bespoke solution directly suited for your application. At its core, app development is as much a creative process as it is a systematic one.
The Benefits of Building Custom Software
According to The Balance, most companies spend a whopping 68% of their time handling basic operational tasks rather than pursuing the long-term growth of their business. Enlisting a company to develop a tailor-made application can help you avoid spinning your wheels on day-to-day activities. But building your own custom app isn’t just a remedy for unwieldy time-spend; it brings a host of other benefits along with it, including:
- Cost savings
- Increased accountability
- Better customer experience
- Improved IT security
- More robust market analytics
- Improved inter-departmental communication
- Access to additional sales channels
- Augmented business footprint
Utilizing a bespoke software platform directly aligned with your company’s identity and business goals has a ripple effect that can change the dynamic of your entire organization. Although implementing a custom platform may seem far from achievable for the average small business, professional web development services are closer than you may think.
Software to Fit All Your Applications
If you’re a business owner, you’ve probably spent a lot of time and money carving out your brand identity and tackling your prime market segment head on. Addressing these issues is a natural component of your startup costs. Custom app development should be part of your start up costs as well; it is equally important.
There are many SaaS providers in the web development arena that will try to sell you a one-size-fits-all software solution, but for small business in particular, individuality is key. The best approach is the one that focuses on your niche and develops a solution just for you.
It’s your business, and it’s your passion. The MI Group can help you take your vision and develop a solution tailored directly to your needs via our experienced software development division. Please contact us today to set up a free consultation session to discuss your software idea.