For many businesses, custom software applications have made their business more efficient and cheaper to run. Retail software can reduce upfront costs, but in the long run will have many costs that businesses fail to take into consideration. Retail is designed like a one size fits all mitten. With the right custom software developer, custom software can be developed to fit your business like a glove. Retail software is not designed for a specific business, but rather a wide range to ensure that the company sells as many units as possible. The negative effects of this include cluttered menus, slow performance, and the inability to tweak different aspects of the software. Working with a custom software developer, a custom application can be developed that is more efficient in every way. Overall costs will be reduced because of the time saved over months and years that the software is used. Training time can be reduced because of the customized menus that show only the information needed. A common frustration with retail software is that a feature that is very important to a certain company is hidden in the menus and not easily accessible. When you have custom software applications, a company can work with the custom software developer to make the user interface and functionality that you dream of a reality.