Today’s professionals are experiencing exciting shifts in the business landscape. The pace of technological advancement is driving a need for fast and highly-customized solutions to acquire, serve and retain customers. To address this need, smart organizations explore how to make their vital business applications flexible enough to accommodate their unique requirements. It’s therefore not surprising that more and more organizations are developing custom business applications in-house instead of purchasing expensive and inflexible commercial software solutions.
Still trying to decide if your organization needs custom applications? To help you out, we came up with a list of benefits in building custom apps and why you should use a low-code application development platforms like Caspio to create these applications.
- Meet your organization’s unique requirements
Custom application development gives you the power to get the exact functionality you need from your application. Business developers themselves determine the features that will make their custom application align with their needs, making their organizations more agile and customer-centric in the process.
- Reduce development time and costs
Using a low-code platform like Caspio, you no longer need to hire or rely on third-party service providers to create and maintain your custom software. Caspio’s easy-to-use visual interface and point-and-click wizards cut development time by over 60% and allow organizations to deploy their application quickly. The City of Thousand Oaks, for example, showed that with the right development platform, building custom business applications doesn’t have to be expensive. Using Caspio, they saved almost $370,000 in costs had they built their application using traditional development methods.
- Seamless integration and easy deployment
Low-code platforms like Caspio enable you to take advantage of rich integration features that make your application work with other applications. For example, companies are able to use Caspio to integrate CRM apps with Twilio so that they’re able to send SMS alerts automatically through their websites.
- Scale as you grow
Unlike off-the-shelf software, custom business applications are able to scale to a large number of users and are capable of handling sudden surges in data volume. Caspio’s powerful database allows applications to accommodate numerous users and support multiple transactions. For example, media live-casting service Talguu needed applications that could handle large audiences without suffering from application latency or congestion. Using Caspio, CTO David Talbot launched Talguu’s new multi-channel video service, built entirely on Caspio’s low-code development platform, on three million set-top boxes in a fraction of the time and cost of using traditional development methods.
- Fast and reliable technical support
Custom business applications allow you to enjoy the benefit of getting immediate support since you are no longer at the mercy of third-party providers whenever your applications run into problems. You’ll be able to address issues on your own instead of waiting for help.
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