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  • What is ProjectWise ? ProjectWise is a suite of engineering project collaboration software from Bentley Systems designed for the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) industries.It helps project teams to manage, share and distribute engineering project content and review in a single platform. While ProjectWise can manage any type of CAD, BIM, geospatial and project data, it integrates with Bentley applications, and other products including Autodesk software and Microsoft Office.
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  • Do you work in an industry with higher-than-usual security and privacy concerns? If you answered yes, it may be worth looking into customized software development. Industries such as finance, real estate, healthcare, education, e-commerce, and retail, to name some of the most notable examples, deal with personal and financial data on a regular basis. If this information got into the wrong hands, it could turn people’s lives (or at least their credit scores) upside down. If you are subject to special regulations and to a higher-than-usual expectation of security and privacy from your clients, then custom software development services could be right for your company. Many of the security breaches that happen are the result of hackers taking advantage of known weaknesses in off-the-shelf software. Customized software development can help address your security concerns – if you choose the right developers to create your software.
  • Do you have specialized, industry-specific needs in order to run your company properly? Construction, education, healthcare, retail, and large-scale food service and catering companies tend to require more customized application development, because they have specific needs that are usually outside the scope of COTS programs. For example, in service sectors such as construction and food service, these companies have to coordinate multiple moving parts to complete a bid or a job. They also have to be able to communicate bid and invoice information with clients. To do something like that effectively would require multiple COTS programs: one for spreadsheets or databases, a word processing program for writing bids and invoices, an invoicing or bookkeeping program to manage payments, and possibly an internal project management program. There would be a lot of cutting and pasting between programs, too, since these kinds of programs usually aren’t integrated with each other. Developing customized applications in house or hiring developers to build customized software can ultimately save frustration, time, and money, because you’ll be able to operate on a much more efficient level. If you or your customers have needs that existing software can’t meet, it’s time to shop around for custom software development.
  • Are you on a tight budget?Off-the-shelf programs rarely integrate with each other. If integration with existing software is important to you, keep custom software development on the table.
  • Can you see scalability becoming an issue? Speaking of trying to use different programs that don’t work well with each other, as a small business on a fixed budget, using workarounds to get through the day is fine for a while. It’s what so many of us have had to do in the beginning. However, as you grow and get busier, these workarounds are going to become more cumbersome and eat up more of your time. Chuck Cohn, CEO and founder of Varsity Tutors, writes in Forbes magazine about how he wishes he had turned to custom application development sooner for his tutoring business. They stuck with the status quo for so long before finally creating custom applications. The inefficiency of what they had been using was unmanageable. The great thing about custom software development is that it can be scaled up or down as needed, giving you more flexibility as you grow.
  • How dependent are your daily operations on this software? One great thing about custom business and web application development is that since you own the software, you can keep it around for as long as you like. You can update it as often as you need it to be updated. If you use COTS software, you’re at the whim of the company that builds the software. They could discontinue the software, require expensive upgrades with little or no warning, or go out of business. If any of these things happen, you will have to face spending more money to get the latest version or being forced to go without the application at all at some point if it stops working completely or isn’t compatible with newer computer systems. Custom software development alleviates the worry that the one program you rely on day-in and day-out will suddenly not be available anymore. The takeaway is that if you work in a specialized industry, if your company fills a very specific niche, or if security is of high concern to you, then the more likely you are to find the right solution in custom software and application development.

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