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The IT solution with the greatest potential for
development and adaptation to the company's needs. It is best
compared to sewing a suit to size. We feel perfect in such tailored
clothes, we don't need any alterations, and we enjoy walking in it.
It's the same with Open Source systems. They are characterized by
adjustment to the individual needs of the company. Open Source
systems work faster and more efficiently, because they do not contain
"thousand" hidden functions that only a few daredevils use.
The interface designed for the system is also very important because
it is intuitive and transparent.
From the very beginning, the most important people
from the contracting company, who have a real impact on the
functioning and final appearance of the system, participate in the IT
system implementation process. They know the company's weaknesses and
needs, therefore they will finally receive a product that meets the
assumptions and requirements. Thanks to that, after the
implementation of the IT system, their work will be efficient and the
users do not have to wait a thousand and one functions in search of
the necessary information.
Is a dedicated solution more expensive? I know
from experience that it doesn't have to be more expensive. It depends
how we look at it. What do we mean by a more expensive system? Is it
only zero-one money spent on software purchases? Do we look at the
long term and take into account the savings associated with more
effective work management in software tailored to our needs and
development strategy? Did you realize that the cost of implementing
employees in a dedicated solution is cheaper and easier? Why? Because
employees participate from the very beginning of the application
development. Already at the first stages of design, they come into
contact with the interface. If an employee is involved in the
development of an application, he identifies with it. He is the best
implementer in the company. If there is even the slightest resistance
of the matter against using the program among other team members,
then such a person has a greater credit of trust in the contracting
company and will quickly help other people to implement.
It should be taken into account that the
implementation of dedicated IT applications and solutions requires
more time than ready-made solutions implemented in the SaaS system.
It is time devoted not only to writing code, but also to audit,
business strategy, assumptions, functional mock-up, projects,
programming, tests and installations. There are cases where
ready-made solutions need to be adapted and some functionalities
changed. In this case, the time may be comparable to the
implementation of dedicated solutions, or slightly shorter.
Contact with the contractor is direct and faster.
We are not concerned about helplines, contact forms or sales
representatives who do not have decision-making and sufficient
knowledge. They only act as intermediaries as it is in the case of
If you want to develop, such a solution is safer
because we can develop the application and we do not depend on only
one contractor. The license is transferred to the client who can sell
and modify the software to suit his needs.
To better illustrate the differences between the
development of Open Source and SaaS, I will use an example. I once
encountered a situation in which a client used a SaaS solution. When
asked about changes and adaptation to the needs of the ready-made
software, he received an answer from the licensor that the earliest
possible meeting to discuss the needs in 4 months. Why did the
contractor provide such a time? Because the business model of SaaS
solutions is focused on “boxed” sales and economies of scale, not
modification and customization.
Is Open Source Safer Than SaaS? In both cases,
data security may be equally high. The difference is data storage. To
simplify, in an Open Source solution, all financial, confidential
information etc. we can store them on our servers and only we have
access to them, and in the case of SaaS solutions, the company that
grants us the license.
This is an undoubted advantage of Open Source
solutions because it can integrate with any system on the market.
Why is Open Source an advantage over SaaS?
In many cases, there are no ready-made solutions
available, or those that do not meet the basic assumptions and
require many modifications. We live in times of many changes, in
which technological innovations implemented into our lives appear
with incredible dynamics and speed. If we want to go against the
competition, stay ahead of the competition and win customers, we are
forced to create a dedicated application. It is also an amazing
advantage as we gain opportunities to grow and scale. We can adopt
the system for new carriers and commercialize sales to individual
customers. Unfortunately, ready-made solutions do not have such
possibilities, and the path of development depends on the licensor,
not the ordering party.
Companies aware of their needs. Focused on
development and continuous improvement of efficiency. They know that
it is an investment that will translate into better process
management and efficient work over time. In times of a shortage of
qualified employees in the labor market, companies focus on improving
and automating processes, as it is an advantage over the competition.
Overall, it translates into financial savings and, in the long run,
brings more tangible benefits.
We are a company specializing in writing dedicated
solutions for the company's strategies. Our experience and knowledge
are the advantage over the competition. The projects are preceded by
consultations, audits and a development strategy. We support
companies at every stage of development. Where others end up, we kick
off for good. Our work does not end with implementation. We develop
the software we have created and grow together with the ordering
parties, being a strong business partner for them.
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