Data is power – and in order to use your data to the fullest, you might need custom web applications.
Building a custom web app from scratch is a big commitment, but it’s one that can pay huge dividends to small- and medium-sized businesses in competitive markets. If you’re unsure about investing in a custom web app for your business, here are five telltale signs that you should.
- Data management is becoming an issue
As your business grows, more data rolls in, requiring advanced systems that are capable of managing thousands of files full of information. Custom web apps not only host your files, but they also use intelligent algorithms to organize them so they are easy to access, share, and collaborate on.
- You aren’t making the most of your data
Data management systems that organize and tabulate are great, but if you’re growing fast, adding customers, hiring employees, and expanding your products and services, you’ll need something more robust than a spreadsheet. You’ll need something that delivers insights on all that new information and provides solutions to intelligence gathering and security issues.
- There is a security threat to your data
Intelligent use of your data is almost certain to lead to increased revenue. So you need to guard your files at all times, and keep in mind that even if you are a small business, you can fall victim to hackers.
Any entity can be the target of hi-tech hacking, but most sensitive information can be protected if contained on a custom web app.
- Users have limited access
Limited employee access to data can decrease productivity and profitability. As long as users have internet connection and authorized login credentials, they’ll be able to access data wherever they are at any time of day, on any mobile device.
- You’re looking for ways to save
Building your own app has several cost-cutting opportunities. Regardless of how creative you get with app design, you’ll enjoy lower IT costs, since maintaining custom web apps remotely is relatively cheaper than an in-house IT staff maintaining an offline database.
MXOtech is a technology consulting company that delivers Managed IT Services, Custom Web Application Development and System Integrations. Started in 2005, and built on the core values of clarity, inspiration, trust and accountability, MXOtech works every day to help their clients use technology to grow their businesses. To learn more, contact Jennifer Kurland at Jkurland@mxotech.com