Using All-in-One Solutions vs. Developing Your Own: Why Findjoo?
By Kayla Parham Posted July 9, 2021
Businesses across all industries serve to benefit from software that improves operations, be it time-tracking software, payments solutions, or customer relationship management (CRM) software. In fact, 87% of businesses use some form of CRM software compared to just 12% in 2008. However, each business has different needs, and many may find the idea of developing their own software solutions for their business.
Is developing your own business software the right choice? The question of “build vs buy” is one that every business owner will need to answer at some point, and there are many things to consider. Let’s take a look at some key factors:
One of the main concerns for many businesses is that commercial all-in-one solutions offer more features than they need. Because these solutions come prebuilt, it’s easy to fall into the notion that you’re “paying for features you don’t use”. Why then wouldn’t it make sense to build your own software that has only the features you need?
The simple answer is that businesses are constantly evolving. You may develop software that meets your needs now, but not your needs in the future, and developing new solutions or updating your existing software can be a costly – but necessary – endeavor.
At Findjoo, we offer full support for all the needs of your business, be they in the present or future. If there’s a feature you need that we don’t currently support, simply contact us and we’ll work with you to integrate it.
The main benefit of an all-in-one solution is the convenience afforded to companies that use them instead of deciding to build their own. Integrating all-in-one solutions into your operations can take between several weeks and a month on average, while developing a customized solution can take upwards of two years.
The software development process is extensive and involves several stages that determine, among others: needs assessment, product design, coding, testing, deployment, and finally, maintenance. Most processes will involve accomplishing each phase before moving on to the next. In the meantime, your business will be left without software that meets its needs.
At Findjoo, we’ve gone through the whole process for you and will work with your business to implement our all-in-one solution. Your business will be assigned an account executive who will guide you through the setup process and schedule one-on-one training if needed, ensuring that you have all you need to run your business with little to no downtime.
Software development can be extremely costly, particularly as you’ll need to hire either an agency or a freelancer to build your software for you. There has been a rise in the number of freelancers in recent years, with online learning making software development courses more accessible and websites like Fiverr making it easier to find developers online.
However, you’ll need more than a freelancer if you plan to develop your own software, as you’ll want someone who can offer long-term support and maintenance, such as a software consultant. As these roles often require an online master’s degree in software development as the bare minimum, they can command salaries of up to $90,000 per year.
At Findjoo, we’ve developed an all-in-one solution with a pricing model that scales to your needs. Businesses can enjoy all the features of Findjoo, as well as support and continued maintenance, starting at only $40 per month. What’s more, businesses that need CRM solutions can also incorporate these for additional costs that also scale with the number of members you need to manage.
Businesses may have different needs, but taking the core features, convenience, and costs into account, investing in an all-in-one solution like Findjoo is the clear-cut choice