Paul Stanley - bespoke software development services
Paul Stanley Software
Innovative Bespoke Development, Problem Solving
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Lancashire, UK

Bespoke Software

Made To Measure Software

What is Bespoke Software?

Bespoke Software or Custom Software - Software that is specifically developed to your requirements rather than off-the shelf software.

Software can be developed either as definite project with fixed costs and specification, or as an on-going collaboration with continual development.

A bespoke software application, custom written to meet specific client requirements, makes running a business easier, more efficient, and removes the restrictions and frustration associated with off-the-shelf software.

Advantages of Bespoke Software

Customised software application will work with you Bespoke software is easy to use because it works the way you work.  
Ease of use of a custom software solution You are in control - changes can be implemented quickly, as your business grows, or to meet new legislation or client requirements.
Ease of use of a custom software solution Bespoke software precisely matches your working practices, resulting in improved efficiency, less supervision, fewer errors
Greater efficiency from a bespoke software application Bespoke applications increase productivity, and reduce costs by automating repetitive tasks.
Innovate and be creative with software only you use Your own software differentiates you from the competition with unique and better products and services.
More intelligence in a bespoke solution makes understanding your information simple Business information is easier to understand because bespoke applications incorporate your business know-how.
All knowledge from one source Information can be integrated from existing applications, suppliers and customers.

Bespoke Software v Off The Shelf

A custom application may be a better solution than standard, off the shelf, software application. Off the shelf software is designed for a wide range of businesses and may not be ideally suited to your specific business.

Costs can be deceptive as off the shelf software may not include setup, data import, customisation of reports, support nor your own learning time.

Off-the-shelf software caters for a wide range of organisations and may include many functions you will never use. Generic screens, not specific to your business, may be much slower, harder to user than a bespoke software screen built.

Custom software can actually cost less, especially for large number of users. With PSS you pay a one off fee regardless of the number of users.

Outgrown Excel?

Often business or departmental data is held excel spreadsheets. This is often fine to get things started, when the data is simple, or only a couple of people of need access.

Overtime, as more data is added, as the complexity of the data increases, or as data becomes fragmented in personal folders, using Excel starts to become a bottle neck. Examples: an Excel sheet can only be updated one person at a time, or collecting sales figures means opening multiple documents.

Converting from Excel to a bespoke database application can:

Customised software application will work with you save time (eg copy and pasting) by automating repetitive tasks
Ease of use of a custom software solution make data easier to locate by adding sophisticated query functions
Ease of use of a custom software solution allow data to be easily shared and updated
Ease of use of a custom software solution improve reliability and consistency by adding validation rules

Onshore v Offshore Development

It may appear cheaper to have software developed offshore say in India. But you may find there are unforeseen consequences:

- Problems working across different time zones, different cultures, and languages.

- No face to face meetings, make it harder to develop proper understanding.

- Process can take much longer and you may not end up with what you want.

Customised software applications, developed locally, save your business time, are cost effective and can grow with your business grows.

Why Choose PSS for Bespoke Software?

 Commitment to not stop till software is working reliably

 Value - affordable high quality, fixed price solutions with no license fees.

 Long Term Relationships with clients

 Proven Track Record - Established 1991

 If you are not technically minded, don't worry. I am a good communicator and talk in simple, jargon free language, and will take the time it requires to fully understand your requirements.

 Work directly with me, not an inexperienced programmer, someone oversesa or through an account/sales manager.

 I pay attention to detail, and will deliver exactly what was promised.

Low overheads means software can be produced afforable prices without sacrificing quality.

With PSS there are no hidden costs.


Bespoke Software from PSS

A Succesful software project depends largely the quality of the developer you use. Throughout this site you will find examples of projects I have completed together with feedback from satisfied customers. I hope this convinces you that PSS will be a good choice for your business.

Custom or bespoke software improves efficiency, reduces costs and makes business data more accessible. Whatever your business and application, whether office or web based, I take your ideas and make them real. 

I am based in Lancashire, North West England, UK.

Bespoke Software Development Cycle

1 - Consultation

To ensure the software does the job you want it to do, I spend time to precisely understand and quantify your needs.

2 Specification & Quotation

Detailed fixed price costed quotation with timetable.

3 - Development

Developed in stages. You approve and comment at every phase.

4 - Installation

5 - Testing and Handover

I do not stop until your application is completely reliable.

6 - Support

I continue to support and maintain software after the initial project is completed.

7 - On-Going Development and Enhancements

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