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4 Types of Custom Application Software

Different types of software fit different businesses – find which fits your unique situation.

There are many types of custom software that can boost your digital transformation and help you achieve your business objectives faster and more efficiently. Digital transformation is essential for keeping up with and topping the competition, and you must know what kinds of software solutions might be most beneficial to your business. A skilled team of dedicated developers can transform your idea and vision into a software solution that is tailored to your needs, propelling your ascension to the top of your market. Today, we are going to take a look at some common types of software and see how they might benefit your business.

Industry-Specific Software

The software can be divided into different types by specific industries they’re built for. An industry-specific software usually has a number of standard features that are common for a particular industry, but it can also have countless features that are unique to your business. A professional team of developers will follow your requirements to the tee making your solution as functional and as unique as you would need it. 

Automotive Software

Automobile manufacturing, garage management, vehicle safety, vehicle navigation, autopilot, and autonomous vehicle software, and many more can all be put under the category of automotive software. The vast majority of modern vehicles already have navigation, safety, and autopilot features embedded in them, which makes cars more efficient, comfortable, and safer for the drivers. As autonomous vehicles become more and more common, you can bet this particular type of software is going to get more prominent within the following years, which might be a good investment for any business in the industry. 

Fintech Software

This encompasses any kind of software in financial services. The very term fintech often refers to companies that use technologies to deliver all sorts of financial services to businesses and individuals. The fintech-specific software could be anything from mobile apps for payments, chatbots for financial advising, stock-trading apps, budgeting apps, e-wallets and crypto-wallets, crowdfunding platforms, and more.

Agricultural Software

Agricultural or agronomy software is meant to make the farm management process simpler and more efficient by covering a wide spectrum of tasks. It may include record-keeping, distribution of water and fertilizers, crop rotation, pest control, yield prognosis, optimization of resources, both human and material, weather prognosis, machinery & equipment management, and many more. A finely crafted software may help agricultural businesses better manage their land resources and get better yield, and all of those functions can be implemented within a single application. 

Healthcare Software

Software used in healthcare plays an integral part in improving the quality of life and longevity of people around the world, and in many ways, it is one of the most important types of software as it serves the interests of the entire humanity. Healthcare software includes electronic health records, medical research software, diagnosis software, medical imaging, telemedicine software, hospital management, and more.

eCommerce Software

eCommerce is one of the fastest-growing industries out there accounting for more than half of the retail industry’s growth. In most cases, eCommerce software is represented by online stores, but it also encompasses, all-in-one solutions for website creation and P2P commerce, market analytics, and B2B solutions that can benefit any business trying to build a strong online presence.

Destination-Specific Software

When we talk about software that helps businesses manage their resources, it is paramount to create a strong IT ecosystem that fosters efficient use of all the available assets including employees, finance, and material resources. It is also essential to ensure fluent communication between you and your customers. Luckily, you can have custom-tailored enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and Operational Management software crafted by a professional team of developers. These types of software are applicable to almost any industry as they offer a broad set of analytical and managerial tools that can be adapted to the needs of a specific business.

CRM Software

Customer Relationships Management software helps you administer your interactions with the customers via analyzing and using concrete data on their preferences and habits. CRM does more than that, though; it helps you organize your internal business processes, manage your employees, eliminate efficiency bottlenecks, and improve time management. Basically, CRM is one of the most critical tools for managing your business, and an expertly crafted and customized can give you tons of benefits in the long run.

ERP Software

Enterprise Resource Planning is meant for managing the main business processes by collecting, storing, analyzing, and interpreting data from various business activities. Having the information and being capable of interpreting and using it in a proper manner is vital for increasing the efficiency of your business. A custom-made ERP system collects and interprets the information on a daily basis allowing you to better understand and improve your enterprise.

Operations Management Software

The ultimate goal of operations management software is to ensure the efficiency of business operations – from delivering services or goods to the clients to manufacturing those same products – the system helps make all of these processes more effective and efficient. This type of software sets the backbone for your automation efforts, which may prove vital for your business.

Technology-Specific Software

A bunch of new technologies have emerged over the past decade changing our perspectives on how to run and manage a successful business. Few have been as influential as AI and Big Data though; and for that reason, many businesses now try to take advantage of these developments. 

AI Software

The advent of Artificial Intelligence has played a pivotal role in the automation of many processes that previously required the involvement of human resources. With AI software, you can now automate and streamline anything, starting with workload scheduling and ending with the manufacturing of goods, and though AI still requires some degree of human involvement, it drastically reduces the time spent on handling monotonous tasks. AI and Big Data development open the doors to new opportunities with machine learning technology helping you better understand and forecast the market trends, optimize the energy consumption of the enterprise, automate processes, and generally boost the efficiency of your business.

IoT Software

Internet of Things software is the next big thing in business that is actually not big at all, but rather a combination of many small things that work together for maximum efficiency. IoT is already everywhere, and it is the right time for you to take advantage of its capacity to bring together countless devices to work on achieving a single goal. What that goal depends on your business objectives, but the technology has already proven its worth in industries like transportation, healthcare, automotive, agriculture, energy, and many more.

Platform-Specific Software

There are several types of custom application software depending on the platform it is used on. Generally, this is the type of software that is meant to run on a specific platform but it also leaves room for cross-platforming. 

Desktop Software

Desktop software or application is a tool for connecting the device to the user without a direct connection to the web. Custom software could be anything – a simple calculator, a video game, an analytical tool, a video editing app, and literally anything else. Of course, the fact that this is a desktop app does not exclude the possibility of web functionality. All of that can be added to your custom application in accordance with your desires.

Mobile App Software

Similar to desktop apps, mobile applications are the kind of software that runs on mobile devices, namely smartphones or tablets. Again, this could be anything and the main difference here is that you can use it on portable devices.

Cloud Software

Cloud software is a type of software that uses a cloud computing infrastructure to give ubiquitous access to shared applications to numerous users. Also known as web apps, cloud software could be data storage, an analytical tool that collects the data from numerous sources, an application that serves numerous purposes, a service for the customers or your employees, and many more things. The main advantage here is that it can be easily maintained and improved upon.

Making Your Vision Come to Life

With such an abundance of different types of software, you might wonder which one suits your business. Well, first, it depends on your industry; secondly, it depends on your immediate and long-term needs. Then, you need to decide which technology suits your needs better and which platform would make the use of that technology most convenient. Luckily, you’ve got choices and can really get things going with a professional custom software development company like Intersog. We work on most types of software across numerous industries, and that is our goal to help you find out what you need, give you exactly that, and make sure everything functions according to the industry’s highest standards.

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