Custom Software Development In 2019: Is It Still Worth It?

Sophie Zoria
Oct 22 · 5 min read

Software development ranks as the number one job in the US. In the last couple of years, emerging technologies such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence have taken the demand for developers to a whole new level.

These have reminded us of the benefits of custom software development. Some companies require more complicated solutions, which makes them look for such services. However, choosing to create custom software for your business could sound a bit scary, simply because you don’t know what you’re going to receive for the price that you’re paying.

Custom software development is the solution that many companies don’t know they need. It can create and maintain software for any big or small organization that believes their problem could be solved through technology.

Currently, there are over 100,000 software and IT service companies in the US. Businesses often realize they need some help, but can’t figure out the solution. That’s when they turn to these companies.

Evaluating solutions and comparing them against software development trends is where you might need to start when fixing an issue addressed from a technology standpoint. What’s more, this could help you choose the right time to invest in custom software for the growth of the company.

For this reason, we’ll start by listing some trends in custom software development and discover some of the reasons why your business may need it.


Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence makes its way into enterprise operations, especially in online businesses. As the digital transformation takes over the world, including activity, AI is slowly but surely becoming commonplace for organizations.

A recent survey shows that 20% of organizations in the US plan to implement AI enterprise-wide in 2019. If their ideas come true, this would mean that leading companies in the US will become AI-enhanced throughout their operations.

As AI technologies are being implemented, machine learning will be required to deal with big data and customer service. Chatbots are among the ML applications that are already widely popular and are also set to advance a lot soon.

The Blockchain

The blockchain technology has come to prominence mainly because of the buzz around Bitcoin. However, it’s now proven to be way beyond the world of cryptocurrencies. The transparent distributed ledger with multiple interconnected systems is set to remove the need for central entities.

The blockchain enables the authentication of large-scale transactions in a couple of seconds. Currently, worldwide spending on blockchain solutions comes to $2.9 billion, and it’s expected to grow to $11.7 billion by 2022.

Business tries to cut costs by applying it into their supply chain and streamline processes. The technology is now being adopted by more and more industries, which promises excellent competition for experts in the sphere.

Quantum Computing

You’ve probably heard of this one. It’s been a dream for quite some time now. Today it’s closer to reality than ever. What differentiates quantum computers than traditional ones it that they can multiply index for computing while making both 1 and 0 exist. This technology can solve many problems in industries such as healthcare and finance.

Google Labs are now close to introducing their first-ever quantum chip. It would be able to perform calculations that are impossible for even the best supercomputers! When this happens, AI and ML are expected to grow exponentially.

Cyber Security

As technology now impacts all aspects of our lives, cyber threats are more common than ever. It means that security will continue to dominate enterprise priorities. As IoT is spreading across industries, it could get even worse. Not to mention, IoT attacks were up 600% in 2017.

Enterprises will begin looking for new ways to secure their data and perform penetration testing on their existing security measures. A data breach could have horrifying consequences, so this makes the approach crucial for all types and sizes of companies.

In the process of digital transformation, there is a more significant risk for security threats. Eliminating vulnerabilities and improving cybersecurity will be software developers’ principal task in the following year.

As you know of some of the biggest software development trends of 2019, let’s have a look at why your business needs a custom software:

Improving Integration

One of the main benefits of custom software development is that it can improve the integration of multiple business systems into one function app. Moreover, you’re able to choose the features you want to be integrated. It will also cut down on the time that you spend when using different software for each aspect of your business.

Your company can work together with a software development team to figure out the core systems you’ll need for your solution. It will significantly increase efficiency and improve customer relationships, which is a huge advantage for your business.

It’s Cheaper Than You Think

Software development sounds like a costly service, and we’re not going to lie; in some cases, it is. When we add the word “custom” it automatically looks more expensive. The ready-to-use software will always be cheaper. However, in the long run, custom software might pay off.

Having software that is specially designed for your needs and goals could save you some money in the future.

Increase The Value Of Your Company

Think of it in this way: every time you spend money on a ready-to-use software, you invest in another company. If you choose to work with a custom software development team, all the effort goes back into increasing the value of your own business. Furthermore, it helps you create the best solution for your employees and customers.

Many companies don’t realize the advantages of custom software development. Having a software that works, especially for your needs, is already a step forwards itself.

Custom Is Best

If you’re looking for the best solution for your business, custom software development is something you should consider . Don’t skip this fantastic opportunity to improve your working processes. With all that being said, custom software development is not only worth it in 2019, but can also put you ahead of fierce competition.


Editorial Note:

Sophie Zoria is a guest blogger at The Research Nest. As a passionate author, she shares her thoughts and insights on various domains of technology. To read more articles from her, visit https://medium.com/@sophie_65309

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