AI in SaaS: Why Custom Software is Crucial for Growing and Established Businesses

We at Stilt pride ourselves on our ability to customize solutions for our customers. Our tech platform is built on more modern technology architecture which enables us to build uniquely custom tailored solutions for our customers. Custom-developed Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) can offer several advantages over off-the-shelf software solutions, depending on the specific needs of an organization. In the age of artificial intelligence and modern tech stacks, we are now in an era where firms should be looking for custom offerings for their specific functions and needs. Stilt wins in the market because of this approach with our customers.

Below are 6 reasons custom purpose-built software might be a fit for you:

  1. Tailored to specific requirements: Custom-developed SaaS is built to address the unique needs of a particular business or industry. It can be customized to align closely with the organization’s workflows, processes, and specific requirements. This level of customization allows for a more efficient and effective solution compared to off-the-shelf software that may offer generic features that aren’t a perfect fit. At Stilt, this might include unique integrations, feature augmentation, custom KPIs, and more.
  2. Scalability and flexibility: With custom-developed SaaS, you have control over the software’s scalability and flexibility. The solution can be designed to handle the anticipated growth of your business, ensuring that it can accommodate increasing user loads, data volumes, and changing needs over time. In contrast, off-the-shelf software may have limitations in terms of scalability and may require additional licenses or upgrades to support growth. Stilt began it’s journey offering white label products to its customers, this has enabled our customers to scale and win in a competitive macro environment.
  3. Competitive advantage: Custom-developed SaaS can provide a competitive edge by offering unique features and functionalities that differentiate your business from competitors. By tailoring the software to your specific needs, you can address pain points more effectively, streamline processes, and provide a better user experience for your customers. Put simply, if you have a technology others don’t, you’ll be able to accomplish things other cannot.
  4. Integration with existing systems: Off-the-shelf software may not seamlessly integrate with your organization’s existing systems, leading to data silos and inefficiencies. Custom-developed SaaS can be designed to integrate smoothly with your current infrastructure, including other software applications and databases. This integration can enhance data sharing, automate workflows, and provide a holistic view of your operations. Stilt’s integration capabilities are one of our pride and joys.
  5. Ownership and control: When you opt for custom-developed SaaS, you have greater ownership and control over the software. You can define the roadmap, prioritize features, and make changes based on your evolving needs. With off-the-shelf software, you are dependent on the vendor’s development cycle and may not have as much influence over the direction of the product.
  6. Support and maintenance: Custom-developed SaaS often comes with dedicated support and maintenance services. Since the solution is tailored to your organization, the development team is usually more familiar with the software and can provide faster and more effective support. In contrast, off-the-shelf software vendors may have limited support resources and may not prioritize your specific needs.

We are no longer in an era where off the shelf software makes sense for most companies. If you have custom needs, you deserve to get them. If this sounds appealing, book a demo with us here at Stilt.

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