Why Industry Leaders Choose Kompass BMS: The Benefits of Using Industry Specific, Off-the-Shelf Software


Are you in the surveying and geospatial industries? Have you considered developing software in-house to help you manage your business? While this may seem like a tempting option to overcome the issue of many different disjointed software apps, buying fully integrated off-the-shelf software like Kompass can provide a range of benefits for your business.   

First, let’s talk about Kompass. It was originally developed in-house and is still used at Murphy Geospatial supporting its growth into one of the largest surveying companies in Europe, so we’ve done all the leg work for you. We developed and used it in production over the last 8 years ensuring it provides exactly the features surveying companies required while being intuitive to use. We understand the challenges that come with developing business management software in-house – we’ve done it – and that’s why we’ve created a solution that can save you time, resources, and money. 

Why should you consider buying off-the-shelf software like Kompass ?  

      1. It can save you time and resources. Prebuilt software can be implemented faster and requires less internal resources for development and maintenance. This can lead to increased productivity and efficiency, allowing your business to focus on what you do best. Software developers are famous for struggling to give reliable estimates about the amount of work that is required leading to huge overruns, delays and functionality that isn’t quite right. 

        1. Buying off-the-shelf can be more cost-effective than developing software in-house. The costs and time of development, testing, and maintenance can be high for in-house software development. With off-the-shelf software, you can benefit from lower total cost of ownership (TCO), making it a cost-effective solution for your business. What starts out as a straightforward implementation often gets to a high level of complexity quickly. Check out how much you can save with our very own return on investment (ROI) calculator. Kompass can help you curtail increasing costs by optimizing efficiency and reducing resource costs. This calculator will show you just how much your organization could save every month. 

          1. Industry-specific software can provide access to specialized features and expertise that generic business management software may not offer. As a surveying and geospatial business, you have unique requirements that require tailored features, which may not be available in generic software. With industry-specific software, you can leverage a solution that has been designed specifically to meet the needs of your industry, incorporating insights from various surveying businesses. At Kompass, we specialize in integrating software engineering with surveying to provide you with a competitive edge that enables you to access features you may not have considered. To learn more about our offerings, compare our features against other industry-specific software providers. 

        We understand that some stakeholders may have concerns about lack of customization with off-the-shelf software. However, many of our features offer customization options. With prebuilt solutions that can be easily tailored to specific needs, you can benefit from faster time-to-market and streamlined processes. Similarly, Kompass offers integration capabilities, making it easy to integrate with your existing systems. This can lead to increased interoperability and streamlined processes. Finally, off-the-shelf solutions can provide a level of control and oversight with configurable settings and reporting. Kompass gives you increased visibility and insights into your business operations. 

        If you’re interested in seeing Kompass in action, we encourage you to book a demo with us.  

        We believe that our solution can help your surveying and geospatial business save time, resources, and money while providing you with industry-specific features and expertise.