Usually, having concluded that one is in need of an IT system, it is necessary to choose either to buy an already existing product or to order a custom developed system. Why is it beneficial to have software tailored to one’s needs?
Sometimes, in order to minimize the costs, one is willing to order software from a freelancer. Often such a person is a student or somebody doing it as a part-time job. Unfortunately, usually these people do not have the necessary skills to fulfill a task in a satisfactory manner, and often they do not accomplish it at all.
For sure, it is a good idea to order software development from an external specialist. What do we risk if we take a shortcut?
Once one has chosen the software developer, he or she has to decide on one more thing: which platform to choose for the software. Here as well, it is not good to choose suppliers who propose to develop the software using free, widely-accessible technologies. Usually it stems from the fact that they want to save money on tools which are used to system creation.
The total cost of software consists not only of its initial price, but includes also its maintenance, implementation, servicing, and development. System created on Windows platform guarantees a lower Total Cost of Ownership for most of the clients by reduction of expenses on trainings, implementation, support and integrating the system to Microsoft products currently used in the company.
Microsoft has the greatest society of enthusiasts and specialists in the world: 1 500 000 certified specialists, 750 000 partners and 450 000 certified products. Microsoft technologies guarantee the continuity of support and development.
Systems created on Microsoft platform are characterized by a high level of integration with already available products such as MS Office, e-mail client Outlook, Internet Explorer browser, workflow system SharePoint, ERP and CRM systems, reporting engine Reporting Services, as well as analytical systems Analysis Services.
Microsoft technologies are commercially verified solutions ensuring security, stability and scalability.