What we do – Business App Development
What is it you do?
When people ask me what we do at All Things Code, it just rolls off the tongue like it does for most when asked what our day job is. So I tell them, “We design and create responsive websites, business apps and social management strategies”.
People get the website and social part (if they don’t, I suggest the question was asked out of politeness over interest), however business apps is usually something I need to elaborate on. Not for a lack of knowledge of what an app is, as most have an understanding of that these days. Introducing custom apps into our businesses however is still at its inception.
Instead, the conversation today is often around which one of the main CRM or ERP players should we go for, a very sizable investment for any company.
Are custom apps right for me?
We’re having conversations with many businesses about custom apps that deliver on their business needs and objectives. If you’re considering software for your business I encourage you to talk to an agency that could design and build a solution specific to your needs. Our experience is that these are fun and deliver, unlike some previous projects I have worked on in the past.
I’m not saying for a second that it will be the way to go for every business but I truly believe there are many cases where it just makes sense, from a requirement and commercial perspective. Our belief is that businesses will swing to custom apps for their software requirements, so before making a huge investment maybe consider getting ahead of the game.
Some considerations I would make when selecting a software direction for one of my businesses:-
- How well does the software carry out the tasks that I need it to, will it make my processes easier and will my team enjoy using it?
- What percentage of the package am I actually using, in most cases you will be paying for it all!
- How many valuable hours of training will it take my team to understand the new software?
- What tasks will still have to be done outside the software, for example in Excel?
- Your business will evolve, how will the software evolve with you?
Now there are many other considerations but for me these quickly get you thinking about what you need from your business software. If you would like to chat through business software in more depth, or understand how custom apps could work for you, get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org