Laneways Software

Custom Software Development FAQ: Answered

Custom software development is known as the process of creating, deploying, and designing a software for specific purposes or users. The maintenance is also handled by the same team and is used by most functions or organizations. 

These types of software are usually designed for specific purposes like a service equipment maintenance program for a manufacturer or an online app, like a banking app, that has unique requirements needed to cater to its clients specifically. They can be performed by third parties or an in-house team.

Here are the answers to some of your burning questions regarding custom software development:

How much does it usually cost?

The cost for custom software development during this age and time, where technologies are adamant, would usually range from $5,000 all the way to $50,000.

How much does it usually cost?

The price will depend on a lot of things. Usually it is some or all of the following: 

  • The Size of the software
  • The complexity of the design and software itself
  • Migration of old data and integration to other systems

Are there cheap alternatives?

There are cheaper alternatives called off-the-shelf software development or boxed-software, although these have their downsides one being they are made for mass marketing and not a specific purpose unlike custom software.

Are they worth the money?

Yes, they are. They may be a big investment but the long term results will definitely be beneficial to your business as a whole.

What are the different types of Custom Software Development?

There are three types of custom software development, namely custom software integrations, custom web portals and CRM customization and modification.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of custom software development?


  • Solutions are tailor-made
  • Guaranteed ROI
  • Safe and Secure
  • Adaptability
  • Easy to Use
  • Support System
  • Long-term effects


  • Expensive
  • Investment of time and effort

How do I choose which one is best for my company? What do I need to consider?

These are some of the factors you need to consider when investing in custom software development:

  1. How much are you willing to spend
  2. The scope of the project
  3. Know what you want
  4. Consider all your options or ask for referrals
  5. Do a background check on the Company
  6. Ask all the right questions
  7. Take a look at their portfolio

How long does it usually take for a team to develop one?

The answer to this depends on the type and quality of the software you want to develop, the more complex and big, the longer it will take.

Will I have any control of the project?

You will be in full control of the project since the team will be following your lead and will create a software that will cater to your needs. 

Will I own the software?

Yes. We just develop the software for you and run maintenance and other services, but you will have total ownership of the software you want to develop.

How safe is this?

Our team is one of the most reliable software development teams. Rest assured everything will be kept strictly confidential.

Are there any other things I need to consider before investing in a custom software development team?

Always consider the geographical location so you will not have difficulties in communication.

What happens after development?

That would depend on the company you hire. At Laneways Software & Digital, we make sure to offer services like orientation, configuration, customization as well as backup services and of course, maintenance.