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Getting Custom Software Through Freelancers

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Custom software, also known as or tailor-made software or bespoke software, is something that an organization or user that has operations online needs, to accommodate their particular demands, when software packages developed for the mass market, existing free software, or commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS) would not work. As it is with package software, organizations often fail to determine the effort that is required to customize package software to suit their specific needs. The need to tailor the business processes may even arise in some cases to accommodate the constraints of the package software.
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You need a custom software when,
  • you have to create add-ons for toolbars
  • you have to develop operating system applications and server script
  • you have to update current software with latest technologies
  • you need new features for your existing custom software
There are a lot of options out there to cater to your needs of freelance custom software development. You can choose a company or you can take the services of a freelancer. While choosing either, one must take care to look for someone with a reputation of goal oriented approach, transparent and prompt communication, and timely delivery. One can also refer to freelancing sites such as Odesk and Elance to choose an appropriate developer.

It is also important to have a session with the software developer prior to handing over the project, so that there is no scope for misinterpretation. A software development freelancer should employ these in his approach towards the project:
  • Planning: Analyzing, brainstorming and laying out a map according to the requirement
  • Building: Designing, developing, testing, implementing and integrating the software application
  • Maintaining: Offering quality standards throughout and keeping software sensitive to updates and adaptations, ensuring flexibility and extensibility
Some things to keep in mind before you employ someone to create a Custom software are,
  • Cost and Benefit: as with any endeavor, this should be the primary check so that the main goal of profit is achieved
  • Size of implementation: the expanse of business processes must be kept in mind; regional and international variations should be kept in mind
  • Time to market: a time constraint on the deliverable will help to start the implementation on time
Always make sure that once the software is delivered, you get a hands-on experience on operating it. A detailed structure of the software should be given along with the deliverable so that you have a blueprint for your help even if the developer is not available later.

You can also outsource such services or contact a consultancy for a cost-efficient deal. Rapidly changing market conditions and advancing technology have made it necessary for a business to streamline its operations to keep it afloat in the competitive environment. Some common operations that require custom software are schools, hospitals, shops, e-commerce websites, etc. Even small organizations would benefit a lot if they start using customized software. Not only would it help them to substantially reduce errors, it would also free them to work on strategies to improve their business.









Custom software, also known as or tailor-made software or bespoke software, is something that an organization or user that has operations online needs, to accommodate their particular demands, when software packages developed for the mass market, existing free software, or commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS) would not work. As it is with package software, organizations often fail to determine the effort that is required to customize package software to suit their specific needs. The need to tailor the business processes may even arise in some cases to accommodate the constraints of the package software.

Getting Custom Software Through Freelancers - Image 1

You need a custom software when,
  • you have to create add-ons for toolbars
  • you have to develop operating system applications and server script
  • you have to update current software with latest technologies
  • you need new features for your existing custom software
There are a lot of options out there to cater to your needs of freelance custom software development. You can choose a company or you can take the services of a freelancer. While choosing either, one must take care to look for someone with a reputation of goal oriented approach, transparent and prompt communication, and timely delivery. One can also refer to freelancing sites such as Odesk and Elance to choose an appropriate developer.

It is also important to have a session with the software developer prior to handing over the project, so that there is no scope for misinterpretation. A software development freelancer should employ these in his approach towards the project:
  • Planning: Analyzing, brainstorming and laying out a map according to the requirement
  • Building: Designing, developing, testing, implementing and integrating the software application
  • Maintaining: Offering quality standards throughout and keeping software sensitive to updates and adaptations, ensuring flexibility and extensibility


Some things to keep in mind before you employ someone to create a Custom software are,
  • Cost and Benefit: as with any endeavor, this should be the primary check so that the main goal of profit is achieved
  • Size of implementation: the expanse of business processes must be kept in mind; regional and international variations should be kept in mind
  • Time to market: a time constraint on the deliverable will help to start the implementation on time


Always make sure that once the software is delivered, you get a hands-on experience on operating it. A detailed structure of the software should be given along with the deliverable so that you have a blueprint for your help even if the developer is not available later.

You can also outsource such services or contact a consultancy for a cost-efficient deal. Rapidly changing market conditions and advancing technology have made it necessary for a business to streamline its operations to keep it afloat in the competitive environment. Some common operations that require custom software are schools, hospitals, shops, e-commerce websites, etc. Even small organizations would benefit a lot if they start using customized software. Not only would it help them to substantially reduce errors, it would also free them to work on strategies to improve their business.

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