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Should I Build Custom Software?

Should You Build New Software or Buy It?

You know the pros and cons of building vs. buying software. But how do you weigh them? By evaluating your need for control – how much are you willing to pay to put your process first?

The Startup Product Roadmap

A step-by-step guide to creating successful software products—with goals, activities, a budget, and the people you should connect with during each phase.

A Framework for Leveraging AI in Your Business: A Guide for Executives

Confused about artificial intelligence? Discover how leveraging AI in your business can help you obtain tangible benefits.
How Do I Budget for a Custom Software Project?

Fixed Price Software Development vs T&M vs Scope-Controlled

Traditional pricing strategies, like “Fixed Prices” and “Time and Materials”, bring risk to the client and the software product. Atomic uses a Fixed-Budget, Scope-Controlled approach that offers the best of both worlds.

Estimating Software Development Projects: 9 Techniques

Why is estimation so hard and so disliked by technical staff?

Custom Software: Cheaper Doesn’t Mean Less Expensive

Don't make the mistake of prioritizing cost management in custom software product development. Optimize for throughput and time to revenue.
Who Can Help Me Build Custom Software?

Compare Co-located vs. Remote Teams: A Guide for Decision-Makers

Co-located teams are best for developing critical infrastructure software or applications needing intensive stakeholder interaction.

Selecting the Best Software Development Firm: A Complete Guide

When you're selecting the best software firm, understanding U.S.-based, nearshore, offshore, and hybrid models is crucial.

6 Misconceptions About Working with Atomic

Here are some misconceptions I've heard over the years regarding why a company doesn't work with outside firms on product development.
What Should I Do to Prepare for My Software Project?

Addressing Custom Software Risk

Leaders often look at the challenging problems in their organization and assume that sprinkling on some technological magic will solve them. The reality is that making custom software is full of unknowns.

Custom Software for Beginners: What You Need to Know for Your First Project

If you aren't in the software business, you probably will be soon. That's where Atomic Object comes in. We want to demystify the custom software project process by giving you a window into what we do at Atomic every day.

3 Biggest Misconceptions About Building Custom Software

We work with many first-time custom software buyers. Here are a few of the common misconceptions they have about building custom software.
Do I Need to Maintain My Software?

How to Budget Responsibly for Software Project Maintenance

You've made a big investment in creating a custom software package, and you want it to last for years to come. That means software project maintenance.

Modernizing Custom Software on a Tight Budget? Yes, It is Possible

It’s tempting to put off software modernization when your budget is tight, but this can be a risky move. Your competitors are likely investing in their own software and modern technologies to improve their business

Avoid Software Rot with Strategic Maintenance

Software applications (like homes, cars, and nearly everything else) need maintenance. Even when the software itself doesn’t change, the systems/devices it runs on and the larger software environment are always moving forward. This is called Software rot.
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