What is Software Maintenance?
Software maintenance is as important as the development itself. If you regularly maintain software, you will ensure your trouble-free use and good performance, fewer problems, and adaptation to changes in the business environment.
Why should we spend money on something that was once paid? After all, it’s already developed. The point isn’t about the changing of software, it’s about adaptation to new requirements of the technical world.
Why is it Required?
Software is a model of the real world. When the real world changes, the software requires alteration wherever possible.
- Bug Fixing
- Capability Enhancement
- Removal of Outdated Functions
- Performance Improvement
- Improve the design.
- Implement enhancements.
- Interface with other systems.
- Accommodate programs so that different hardware, software, system features, and telecommunications facilities can be used.
- Migrate legacy software.
- Retire software.
Impacts of Non-Maintenance
- Minor and Major Bugs in overall application
- Poor Performance
- Show Stoppers in the functional flow
- Errors & Warnings due to missing updates
- Your application may reach a stage where you aren’t able to use it.
Types of Maintenance
Corrective maintenance of a software product may be essential either to rectify some bugs observed while the system is in use or to enhance the performance of the system.
This includes modifications and updates when the customers need the product to run on new platforms, on new operating systems, or when they need the product to interface with new hardware and software.
A software product needs maintenance to support the new features that the users want or to change different types of functionalities of the system according to the customer demands.
This type of maintenance includes modifications and updations to prevent future problems with the software. It goals to attend to problems, which are not significant at this moment but may cause serious issues in the future.
How much will it cost you?
As the requirement changes from one business to another there are no fixed pricing models available. Usually, Software Development companies will sign a yearly or fixed tenure contract with clients to maintain their Web or Mobile Application.
However, it is advisable to give maintenance work to the same company who developed the software. Hence you will get a faster response for any issues in the application since they are the ones who coded it. They know in and out of your system and can give solutions in a better way.
Still, having queries?
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