Custom Applications and Integration, IoT

In many situations in the modern digital world, a custom solutions provides your teams a significant advantage that a COTS solution cannot.

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What is Custom App Development?

As the word custom suggests, Custom application development is the process of designing, creating, deploying, and maintaining software applications from scratch to address specific needs within a team or an organization. It means that this software application is tailor-made to fit your unique needs. Custom software is also referred to as bespoke software. This term has its origins in English and the tailoring trade according to IBM.

Custom application development is a process that is often performed by your in-house software developers or a capable partner like Blu Cocoon or a combination of both. A custom software project moves through the same processes that off the shelf software goes through, the SDLC cycle however the design accounts for the unique needs of the team or organization from the start. With the introduction and wide scale adoption of low code development platforms, more and more organizations are realizing the value that a custom application can bring in.

It is like building a custom-made Ferrari with you in mind instead of going to a showroom and picking out a Ferrari already built that you try to make do with. It may not have the type of seats you had in mind, the type of steering when you had in mind, but it will be close enough. But sometimes you may desire critical features like the right type of engine, the right type of transmission where close enough is not good enough for you. That is when you custom build a Ferrari. The next section talks about the advantages of Custom over commercial off the shelf (COTS) in more detail.

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Why Custom
App Development?

Custom software development is important because it helps meet unique requirements at a cost competitive with purchasing, maintaining, and modifying commercial software.

Some of the use cases that has helped our customers include:

  • Efficiency: Custom software is purpose-built to support processes swiftly and productively, without the need to tinker with or adjust COTS applications.
  • Scalability: Custom software can grow as an organization or business grows and changes. Designers and developers can assess future needs as part of their requirements gathering. These factors can then be incorporated into the application, rather than incurring costs by purchasing additional licenses or subscriptions of packaged applications.
  • Lower integration costs: One of the chief considerations of commercial software is: will it work with existing and legacy applications? If the answer is no, organizations face a further investment in getting commercial software to communicate and operate with their existing infrastructure. Custom software can be built to integrate with its intended environment.
  • Profitability: It is possible to make money with custom software development. Depending on the terms and conditions of the project, businesses that develop their own software may own the software and therefore be able to license or sell it to other organizations.
  • Independence: The benefits of being free of a commercial software vendor cut both ways. On the plus side, organizations can avoid price hikes for licensing and support — and getting stuck maintaining packaged software should the vendor go out of business or terminate a product. On the negative side, the cost of supporting and maintaining custom software falls to the organization that created it or had it developed. How the equation works out requires each organization to look carefully at whether it is better to build or buy.

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At Blu Cocoon, our technology solution experts provide comprehensive technology solutions that are precision-built to your enterprise’s unique needs and mission. Helping to explore, deploy, and manage innovative systems that address your requirements in Custom Apps, Integrations, Legacy Modernization, Business Analytics, Artificial Intelligence etc. designed for specific business units or for the enterprise

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This step includes filling the requirement outline and initiating a formal request. This first step is crucial since it includes a holistic view of your business needs and lays down the roadmap for the project.

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The Blu Cocoon team will analyze the project requirements and establish the Statement of Work (SOW). The SOW will have a description of the project's work requirements.

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Once both the parties agree on the given project scope and the resources required, a formal SOW will be signed. This will be considered as an official go-ahead to start the project.

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Step 4 is where the majority of the work is being done. The team sets their targets, establishes the agile cycles, designs the solution, and finally tests it before validating the results.

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Once the product is ready, the next step is to deliver and deploy the solution. This step also includes discussions around post-deployment services and support to be provided by the Blu Cocoon team.

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Faqs

Frequently asked questions about our business plans
According to a study by Gartner, more than £750 billion a year is spent worldwide on IT outsourcing. The magnitude of the amount spent shows how companies are eager to engage an offshore company for IT solutions. Firstly, developing an IT infrastructure needs a lot of capital, once companies outsource the essential operations, they cut down their costs adding on to their profitability. Secondly, IT outsourcing allows companies to gain a broader pool of talented people skilled to complete their tasks efficiently. Other benefits of IT outsourcing include more flexibility and getting the job done at a faster pace.
As per Dell’s Digital Transformation Index, eight in ten organizations fast-tracked their digital transformation programs in 2020. With rapidly changing technology landscape coupled with the current pandemic, businesses now more than ever, are facing the need to embrace innovative ways to remain competitive. Companies that are more open to change will have a better chance to cut their costs, enhance efficiency, create customer-centric products, and ultimately beat the competition.
Low-code application platform provides a visual approach to software development. It allows you to design products rapidly and helps in automating every step of the development process. One of the biggest advantages of using low code application platform is that instead of relying solely on hardcore programmers it also allows more people to be involved in the development process. Gartner has predicted that the low-code application platform will be responsible for more than 65% of application development activity by 2024. Talking about Microsoft Power Platform, Gartner has recognized Microsoft as a Leader in the Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms Magic Quadrant. It is a low-code, high productivity application platform that allows developers to design their products cost-effectively and rapidly. With Microsoft Power Platform, among other benefits, you can build apps for the web and mobile without code. In addition, it can help you connect to 280+ data sources across Microsoft and provide you the option to customize and extend Office 365, and Dynamics 365.
While outsourcing, the biggest concern a client has is the protection of their intellectual rights. To counter any concerns, we at Blu Cocoon have a strong security protocols and proper NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) in place. Moreover, we also install technical safeguards and provide appropriate clearance access to our employees based on seniority and their role in each project.
We at Blu Cocoon have invested a lot of time and efforts in building an employee first culture. Our friendly work environment coupled with performance-based structure helps us to attract and retain the best talent available. In addition, being a learning organization, we believe in the concept of continuous improvement; our focus is to ensure self-development across the entire organization. This helps us to keep challenging ourselves and stay competitive in the changing technological world.
We offer a plethora of services to our clients. Some of them include Custom App Integration, BI and Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Legacy Modernization and Cloud Deployment. Through these services we have helped our partners in New Product Introduction, Food substitution, Farmers Communication Portal, developing Unified Document Management system, Lab Information management system, AI Enabled Demand Forecasting system, AI enabled Research Data management system, Product Launch Accelerator system and AI Enabled Human Resource Management system.
Absolutely. Depending on the nature of product, we develop solutions keeping in view the future technological advancements and client’s need to scale the existing solution.
Yes, once the product is tested and deployed within your organization, our team is always available to check for any bugs and to provide maintenance service.