April 14, 2015 // By Magenic
We here at Magenic can’t stress the value of custom application development enough because that’s what we do. Makes sense. However, we occasionally hear that there’s no need for custom software with so many packaged options on the market. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, I recently stumbled upon an article by Chris Kanaracus that stresses the importance custom software in today’s IT world.
Kanaracus focuses on a study completed by Forrester late last year where almost 2,500 IT decision-makers were surveyed to determine the truths and myths in the IT industry. As I mentioned, the findings strongly support the prevalence of custom-developed applications. How much you ask? Well, the survey found that software spending on custom applications versus packaged applications is almost identical (25.6% vs. 25.8%, respectively). So not only is custom development very much alive, but enterprises are recognizing the value in investing in them.
The Forrester study also revealed that Business Intelligence (BI) is becoming much more significant in enterprises. Findings showed that "BI leads the adoption priority list, both in terms of expanding or upgrading existing installations and new implementations." So basically, if you’re not considering BI solutions for your business, you’re falling behind the competition.
Thankfully, Magenic can get you up to speed with our unmatched custom application and BI practices. If you are interested in learning more about our services, you can call 877-277-1044 or fill out a contact form. If you’re interested in reading more about custom vs. off-the-shelf solutions, check out this white paper.