Most businesses running the Intellectual property and data management circuits generally use a number of generic software applications that is available in the market. There are some really great products within available and for most organizations, they serve well. In fact, we have developed solution like PatSeer and Patent Insight Pro which our customers have loved. However, in organizations that work with a considerable amount of IP data, the process of analyzing and working with patents and IP data involves downloading information from multiple patent databases, searching and filtering using tools, working with data in other applications, using various filtering, analysis and reporting tools and there is often a lot of juggling multiple software through the process. This results in some amount of inefficiency, additional time consumption and adds to cost. There is a “way things are done” within the organization and then a number of different software applications to aid the process.
Having custom software developed for intellectual property data management helps integrate all the software applications to “the way things are done” within the organization so you have software built to match your process and not the other way around. It makes work easier and eliminates the unnecessary amount of energy and time that is otherwise spent on organizing fragments of applications and tools to suit your specific needs.
The major benefits of custom software development for Intellectual property data management are:
- Efficiency: Efficiency is the key word for any business to thrive and succeed. A custom software solution is developed around your way of working and identifying how to make processes simpler and more efficient.
- Integration: Developing custom software for your IP data management helps integrate functions and eliminates the need to switch between several data sources, applications, and software tools. It allows you to make the entire process more cohesive.
- Reduced cost: With a well developed solution that integrates the various processes of IP management within the organization, comes greater efficiency, quicker lead times, less waste and effectively, reduced costs in the longer term.
While using multiple software for IP data management can get the job done, when it comes to getting exactly what you need from your software, exploring custom software services to tailor your technology to your organization can give you the additional edge required to function better.