Arraya Insights | December 3, 2019
There’s a great amount of interest in custom-built applications – and quite a few misconceptions about them as well. Arraya’s Application Development team has encountered many of these, from concerns about complexity, use cases, and more. During this five-part series, our team will seek to dispel some of the more common misunderstandings about custom-built applications in order to shed some light on a sometimes murky topic.
For many of us, when we imagine a company pulling in a third party to help them realize their technological vision for their business, we think of giants like Amazon or GM bringing in massive teams of specialists to pull off feats of engineering. While large and extensive projects are certainly a constant in the app dev field, the bulk of projects, by numbers, are actually for smaller companies that have a vision for what they want to do with technology. The reality is that, thanks to the increasing capabilities of IT professionals and the tools available to them, there’s never been a time where a few can do so much in the sphere of creating custom solutions.
Today, many solutions are already available via third parties to companies of all sizes. The same is true of custom development. It’s only a question of tailoring the project to match what a given company wants to accomplish. The real key to finding custom solutions that suit a business of any size, is partnering with someone who can help you realize your vision.
Whether you’re working with one talented individual or an entire firm, you should feel that the size of your business is not something that precludes having a custom solution created. In one instance, a small business of about eight people engaged Arraya for help with their Office 365 implementation. It was not a gigantic, world-altering piece of work. Instead, it was a sensible set of automations that leveraged the existing platform they were paying for in ways they didn’t think possible. The result greatly improved their ability to work and collaborate on a day to day basis.
Now, maybe you’re thinking “my business does ____, how could automation really improve anything?” Every company, no matter the size, can benefit from having an easier day, better communications, and improved organization. In our above example, most of it was leveraging SharePoint and OneDrive to allow documents to be shared and managed more efficiently. Often times, a project that will suit your company can be hiding in plain sight, one that uses platforms and tools you already own. Don’t be afraid to sit down for a conversation and see what can be done for you, no matter how big or how small your company is!
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