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Invoicing software is necessary for any company to function properly and maintain a high level of productivity. However, the problem that many companies run into is whether to develop a custom invoice software or if it would be better for their company to integrate with an out-of-the-box solution.


First of all, you may ask what is an invoice software?  

An invoice software is a software that invoices clients for any service or good you provide for them. This takes a lot of the paperwork and manual labor out of the billing and invoicing process.

Out-of-the-box software, also known as off-the-shelf software, is ready to use and install into your workforce which is great if you are on a time crunch and need an invoicing software fast. The software developers update the invoicing software often which means that you will have a new and improved version frequently. There is also the added convenience of customer support which will be able to give you the answer to any question within a short period. You may also find it beneficial to conform to the way the software works which may add more structure to your business.

This may also backfire on you and can cause complete chaos within your company. Changing the way your company works and performs can be detrimental to it. An out-of-the-box solution may also not have certain features that your company needs and may have a few that you do not need and will not use. This can cause a cluttered user interface and can make the invoice software harder to use.


Developing your own software also has many pros and cons

A custom-made invoice software is obviously the better way to go for a lot of people. Because it is developed specifically for your needs, there will be no unnecessary fluff and you will have everything you need in one place. However, custom invoice software can become very costly very quickly and it takes time to develop this kind of thing. This means that you should only invest in a custom invoice software if you have the time and money that it takes to develop it.

Which one you should implement into your business all depends on your company’s needs at the times. The bright side is that most out-of-the-box solutions are generic and can fit the need of most companies. It is all up to the individual company whether or not they can work with an out-of-the-box solution or if they are ready to invest in a custom invoice software for their company.


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From helping to assess your needs to developing, implementing and maintaining solutions, we can offer as much or as little help as you need. Our teams can work with you virtually or on your site – but most companies need some type of combination of the two and we’re more than happy to find that blend too.  If you think that sounds interesting – Contact Us. We’re ready.