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What is Bespoke Software?


Are you questioning ‘what is bespoke software?’ and wondering how a bespoke system could benefit you over an off the shelf alternative? Let’s start with a definition…

Bespoke software definition:
Bespoke software is software that is developed specifically to meet a user’s needs and business processes. Rather than being limited to functions of an off the shelf application, bespoke software development involves a detailed specification process to create a custom solution.

So why is bespoke software development highly sought after? Read on and we’ll tell you how it can be beneficial to your business…


How often do you use a software application and find that there’s something missing? Or there’s loads of features that you don’t use, yet you’re paying for? Off the shelf software can’t possibly fit everyone’s needs. It is general-purpose and designed to meet a range of requirements for a wide range of business models, in a whole host of industries. Whilst this works for some businesses, it is often the case that you end up having to compromise on the functionality of off the shelf software applications.

On the other hand, bespoke software can be tailored to your individual specifications. You will get the features that you need, specifically created for your business and to match your business processes. And there’s no need to worry about added features that you don’t want – it’s an exact fit for you.

So, rather than having to adapt your business processes to work with a ‘one size fits all’ off the shelf application, you can use a completely bespoke system that will work for you.


There are advantages of using bespoke software and of using off the shelf software. Ultimately, it comes down to your business requirements.

Bespoke software solutions allow you to:

  1. Carefully plan out your application requirements
  2. Design your application around your business model and your audience – optimising efficiency and ROI
  3. Save money on functionality that you’re not going to use
  4. Set yourself apart from your competitors who may be using an off the shelf application
  5. Seamlessly integrate existing applications
  6. Work with a software development company that is an expert in their field
  7. Receive comprehensive training and ongoing support for you and your team
  8. Ensure that your software is maintained and evolves with your business

Although off the shelf software can be intuitive and versatile, it simply can’t be moulded to your needs and your clients’ needs.


If you’re looking for a software development company for your next software project, then look no further. At Codeminers, we are experts in our field. We will work closely with you and your team to build an application that is completely bespoke to your business.

We can also assess your current applications with our software audit services.

Get in touch with us to find out more.

  • Written by Simon Proctor, January 10 2023