The 7-Step Process for Custom Software Development

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MELBOURNE, Australia - April 26, 2018 - PRLog -- So, you're looking to create your own custom software? You're at this stage because you've identified a gap in the market that no off-the-shelf solution can fill. Surely, you understand the time and cost implications of this statement, but it's critical to follow the seven steps that go into custom software development in Melbourne.

Below, we've summarised these to give you the best understanding possible.


At the first stage, any development firm needs to understand your needs and desires of the new program. Additionally, we need to understand what is possible and whether that again lines up with your concepts. We'll outline the functionality we envisage and work with you to mould it into the perfect form that is your custom software program.


Once we're all agreed on the general functionality, we need to sit down and clarify and develop the functional and technical specification of the upcoming software. To present this to the client ensures that they understand the final version of the program and it's expected functionality (to avoid any potential issues at the time of delivery).


The design team's responsibility is to create a mock up what the app will look like, including all assets and general functionality. These mock-ups may be interactive or not, but we need to decide on the visual presentation of information and functionality before proceeding with the actual construction of the site itself. This process can be very back and forth, but ultimately needs to be unilaterally agreed upon, and should include critical SEO functionality and user experience design elements as well.


After the designs are completed and agreed upon, we then need to work on building out the new software, based on previously determined specifications. This process is what can take the longest, as custom software development is an onerous and time-consuming task. If this stage is rushed, not only can it lead to significant delays in later steps, but it almost certainly will result in a poorer program.


With the program designed and developed, it then needs to go through a rigorous testing program aimed at extending the software to its functional limits. Testing needs to identify bugs, glitches and more significant issues that could potentially impact on performance once live. The software is updateable post-launch but can often be quite embarrassing for developers if upgrades need to be pushed live.


If the program passes all previous steps, the second-last step is to train staff in how to use the software. User manuals are usually developed to make it easier to understand (especially for new staff coming in later), but developers will typically run through the program with the client to ensure they are comfortable with what has been delivered.


If there is nothing else in play, the software is then pushed out into the world, and the process is complete!

Find the Right Software Developer in Melbourne

Software development is a unique and challenging process, but custom software can make all the difference for an organisation, giving them a competitive advantage, operational efficiency and long-term savings as well. With the right firm, custom software development in Melbourne can result in a terrific outcome for all parties involved. For more details,visit

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