The Cost of Software Development

Development Management Digital Transformation
November 1st, 2022
Robert Kehoe

When searching for the right software for your business, it is likely that you will weigh the choice between off-the-shelf software and custom software development. Each option comes with a unique set of pros and cons. One of the major differentiators being the difference in cost.

Custom software development costs can vary greatly depending on the needs and requirements asked of it. But the price paid for this kind of software comes with a number of benefits. Looking at all factors at play, it's easy to see that the cheaper option is not always the cheapest.

What Affects the Cost of Custom Software Development?

Depending on your specific needs, the cost of software development may vary. Factors that can impact development include things like:

Software Complexity

Whether your needs are simple or complex, what is demanded from a piece of software will have an impact on the final cost. If there is a lot of number crunching, heavy analysis, or AI usage, nuanced attention is likely needed. And that will be reflected in the projected cost of development.

Cross-System Compatibility

If you need your software to work across systems in an integrated fashion, the development of your new software will face a range of different variables. This is especially true if you find your business using a legacy system. These factors may increase the overall cost of development as opposed to if you need a standalone system.

Migration of Existing Data

If you have data in an existing system that needs to be moved into a new application, you may be in need of data migration. The efforts that go into this can add to the time and cost of the project. From writing scripts to performing tests to ensure functionality, it is important that everything is done properly and adheres to best practices.

Software Size

The bigger your software needs, the larger the cost is likely to be. Applications can range in size and scale. Taking this into account plays a major role in the cost of software development.

Is the Custom Software Development Cost Worth It?

At Active Logic, we feel the development costs associated with custom software development are extremely worthwhile. Businesses can get software that is specific to their needs and programs that are designed to grow with their business. When you opt for off-the-shelf software, the expansion of your business can be hindered if the initial program is not designed to handle growth. You may also find that the generic software is not optimized to conform to existing needs and procedures.

Once the software is developed and the project is complete, you will have total ownership of the final product. With no need to worry about things like subscription fees. Better yet, because our team believes in delivering the best bang for the buck, we will provide you with the functionality that will fit within your budget.

Additionally, we will provide you with a software development cost breakdown as well as an estimation. Which will provide you with the transparency needed to make a decision. Once a budget and timeline are agreed upon, you can count on ActiveLogic to keep you involved through calls and feedback. This means we can adapt to changes as they arise.

Learn More About the Benefits of Custom Software Development

Is your business in need of a software solution? If so, our team at Active Logic is ready to aid in the process. With our friendly and knowledgeable staff, we have the tools and expertise needed to provide you with meaningful software development.

We have experience working with local startups as well as Fortune 500 Companies. Through our “No Off-Shore” stand on development, your business will have peace of mind knowing that there is dedicated support for your software.

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