Round Software Ltd
Boost your business with our innovative technology
- Why should I choose bespoke software development over 'off-the-shelf' solutions? ... Read More
- What if I'm not particularly tech-savvy? ... Read More
- I know broadly what I need the software to do, but do I have to provide detailed specifications upfront? ... Read More
- How does the whole process work, and how do I know that what you develop will be what I expected? ... Read More
- What types of technologies / industries have Round Software worked in? ...Read More
Why should I choose bespoke software development over ‘off-the-shelf’ solutions?
Even if an off-the-shelf solution is available which appears to broadly fit your requirements, research consistently shows that commercial software usage patterns tend to follow the 'Pareto principle' - 80% of the available functionality is only used by 20% of users. This means that you're paying for a large amount of functionality that your employees / end-users will never utilise. This leads to inevitable functionality gaps, for which you'll need to develop workarounds – most likely, unwanted business process changes to fit the software.
We build it, you own it
Major software vendors, including Microsoft and Adobe, are increasingly moving towards subscription based software licensing models. By contrast, we operate a 'we build it, you own it' philosophy, so you'll never be forced into an ongoing subscription with us. Should you need it though, we are also able to provide ongoing maintenance and support as extra services.
By choosing Round Software to develop a bespoke solution for you, you'll receive a product which does exactly what your business needs, without being tied into ongoing subscription costs.
What if I’m not particularly tech-savvy?
Don't worry! We have experience across a wide range of the latest technologies, so you just let us know your requirements and we'll choose the most appropriate technologies for you. Your end users will simply experience high-quality software which works exactly as it's meant to.
I know broadly what I need the software to do, but do I have to provide detailed specifications upfront?
We'll work with you to understand both your requirements for the new software, and your current business processes – after all, the aim of bespoke software is to satisfy new requirements whilst fitting in with, or enhancing, current business processes. We can then provide the detailed specifications in collaboration with you.
How does the whole process work, and how do I know that what you develop will be what I expected?
We have a six-stage development process based upon well-proven methodologies, which we can discuss with you at the beginning of the engagement. Details can be seen here . We'll keep you involved, and make sure you're happy, at each stage so that there are no surprises, and you can see your product evolve from an initial business need into a fully-working, productivity-enhancing piece of software.
The project will only end once you're satisfied. Even in the unlikely event that you identify something down the line which doesn't precisely match the specification, we'll happily fix that for you completely free of charge.
What types of technologies / industries have Round Software worked in?
Several of the companies we've worked with have been based in our home town of Telford, Shropshire, and we always enjoy the opportunity to deploy our local knowledge to your projects!
You never need to worry about getting the best out of changing technologies – we constantly keep abreast of the latest and most innovative technologies so that we can choose the most appropriate for your requirements. Currently we mainly develop with Microsoft .NET, Apple iOS, Android and Zend/PHP to produce desktop applications, multi-touch display software, web applications and mobile apps.