Do I need a bespoke web application?

When common-off-the-shelf is not enough

When your business needs cannot be easily satisfied by existing licenced products you may need to consider bespoke web design. The likely complexity and commitment to investment on your part is considerable.

This is often relevant for the tech-focussed startup looking to create something that doesn’t exist or a larger organisation looking to create an operational system that needs to work in a specific way.

“Vu enabled us to collaborate and clarify our ideas. I really valued the professional input in the scoping of the project.”

The benefits to both of these can be game-changing with either customer engagement or internal communication getting an unrivalled benefit.


Our experienced team will help you scope an app to meet your budget.

Capturing requirements for bespoke web design

Our business analyst will work closely with you to fully understand the needs and requirements for the project from first principles. With techniques taken from agile development, we’ll create user stories that capture the requirement and will contribute to the “definition of done” during the bespoke web design process.

Technical challenges and expertise

“The Vu team have great strategic knowledge, helping us to make the right decisions on everything from tech stack and security to deployment and analytics.”

All bespoke web development presents challenges at the technical level. With a range of programming frameworks under our belt, we’ll make informed decisions about the foundations of your project.

We’ll be looking at scalability, security and selecting appropriate technology which has a road-mapped future to allow you portability, further development and maintenance options.

Lifespan and ongoing investment

We expect your custom application will be a capital expenditure investment lasting for several years. Much like any investment such as machinery or building a factory, it’s an investment that will play a central role in your business.

Building a bespoke system also takes time on our side, in planning and designing data structure, user interfaces and functionality, so be prepared for a heavy investment upfront.

We hope you’ll consider ongoing investment in the form of maintenance and improvements under revenue expenditure, and imagine an ongoing relationship with us for the lifespan of your bespoke web application.

For many small businesses, this approach is overkill as much can be achieved with a wordpress application and plugged in functionality, but get in touch if you aren’t sure.

Would you like to have a chat about this?

If you think this may be something that would help make your business thrive then we would love to have a chat and offer some free advice.

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