Custom software development, also known as bespoke software, is a personalized solution created to address specific requirements. It contrasts with off-the-shelf software, like Microsoft Office or Sitebuilder.com, which cater to general needs such as office productivity or website creation.
Examples of custom software include:
- A field service equipment maintenance program designed for a specific manufacturer.
- A mobile app designed to cater to the unique needs of a bank and its customers.
Custom software development is typically performed by in-house development teams or outsourced to third-party professionals, following the same processes and methodologies as other software development projects.