Our dedicated team of virtuous developers focus on the process of designing, creating, deploying and maintaining software for a specific set of users, functions or organisations. In contrast to commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS), custom software development aims at a narrowly defined set of requirements. COTS targets a broad set of requirements, allowing it to be packaged, commercially marketed, and distributed.
Custom software is designed for a specific set of needs, such as a field service equipment maintenance program for a manufacturer or an online banking app designed for the unique requirements of the bank and its customers.
Custom software, and its development, is also referred to as bespoke software. The term has its origins in old English and the tailoring trade. Think tailor-made suits.
Custom software development is usually performed by in-house development teams or outsourced to a third party. The same processes and methodologies apply to custom software development as other types of software development. A custom project would move through the familiar steps of requirements gathering, code construction, testing and deployment and apply the same methodologies, like Agile, DevOps or Rapid Application Development, like any other software project.