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Benefits of a Custom Business App

The Benefits of a Custom Business App

Are you a small business seeking ways to grow? Or maybe you have an established business looking to improve operations and take things to the next level. Either way, a custom business app is definitely something to consider. So stop relying on spreadsheets and read on to learn how a custom app:

  • Improves business operations
  • Provides ease of use
  • Secures your data

Why Use a Custom Business App

No two businesses are alike, and yours has unique needs. It’s often those special qualities that represent your core competencies. Unfortunately, you may feel like you don't have the tools available to meet those needs. We all make do with things like spreadsheets and off-the-shelf software.

But imagine if you had something you could access right from your phone, tablet, or computer that knew exactly what you wanted? A customized business platform will transform your day-to-day whether you need help with one task or department or your entire company.

Improve Operations

The most significant way a business application can make a difference is increased efficiency. Instead of messing around with spreadsheet commands, which can be tedious, custom software can satisfy all your requirements and ideals, ultimately improving your workflows. For example, if you want to connect your order system with QuickBooks to speed up bookkeeping responsibilities, a custom business application will fulfill that need. Read a case study about integrating FileMaker and QuickBooks.

You can even make it easier for employees to work together or automate repetitive tasks. Minimize bottlenecks and keep projects moving full steam with software that works the way you do.

Convenience and Ease of Use

What if you could efficiently complete one of your most time-consuming tasks from a mobile application while you’re out in the field? Or, maybe you have some employees who struggle to understand the processes you currently use.

A successful app for a business should be accessible and intuitive to use to be an asset to your business. A low-code development platform like Claris FileMaker makes it possible to design applications specifically around your workflows. Rather than relying on developers of off-the-shelf software to anticipate your needs, your team determines the features and usability requirements for the program. When the ultimate end-users are involved in development from start to finish, software acceptance and user adoption are non-issues.

Keep Important Information Safe

Security is paramount these days. Data breaches and cyberattacks are daily occurrences, even if the media does not cover them. Therefore, protecting that data within your digital systems is important to maintain trust among your customers, employees, suppliers, etc.

A custom app for your business offers specialized security functions based on industry requirements, government regulations, and personal preferences. Keep privileged information safe and choose who can access various aspects of your business. Even a simple login screen on your app can offer an extra layer of protection for all your data, so you don't have to worry about unauthorized people gaining access.

And whether you have digital or physical assets, you'll want an accurate and easy way to track them. Maintain accurate inventory and manage payroll or anything else that could potentially pose expensive risks.

The Bottom Line

Consider how the apps you use in your daily life make things easier for you or think of the last time you saw another business using tech in a way that just made sense to you. The Support Group can help extend all those benefits to your business with a custom app made exactly the way you need it.

Whether your management team needs support or your employees could benefit from streamlining tasks, a custom business app will accommodate. In turn, no matter what product or service you provide, you'll ultimately create a better experience for clients and customers. 

We would love to chat with you about everything from functionality options to app costs to see how we can help make a custom business app for you! 

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