There is a big difference between custom software and off-the-shelf products. First, when it comes to custom solutions, you can implement any functionality you need. It is not the case with ready-made products. They come with a limited feature set that is difficult, if not impossible, to customize or modify. The second difference is the launch speed. You can launch an out-of-the-box solution almost instantly, while tailored solutions may take some time. Third, bespoke software is better protected against common security threats and vulnerabilities owing to secure protocols and encryption. Finally, though the off-the-shelf solutions seem less costly than software development services, the latter is more cost-effective in the long run. You do not have to pay licensing fees that will grow as your business scales.