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Apps for Visionary Businesses

Are you in charge of your technology – or is it in charge of you? 

Is SaaS Really Enough?


In the current tech environment, business leaders and owners are incentivized to try off-the-shelf products, often Software as a Service (SaaS) web or cloud apps that share a common codebase for all users and that typically charge monthly, much like a utility. Think of vendors like SalesForce, Google, or Slack. SaaS can be effective solutions for some businesses. They typically scale relatively well, are improved on an ongoing basis, and are updated automatically. 


However, SaaS may not be appropriate in many situations:

  • SaaS is designed to be very convenient for the vendor by allowing them to manage a single codebase. So SaaS tends to implement changes that are broadly applicable and requesting a SaaS vendor to customize their code for a single client can be shockingly costly.  

  • SaaS essentially commoditizes software for its user base. So with the proliferation of SaaS, businesses may lose the engine of competitive advantage that proprietary software has traditionally ensured.

Realize A Vision for Your Business Using Custom Apps

“With our custom app from Colibri, there is a place for both our business and design processes. Tasks that used to
take hours to complete can now be done in minutes. Now we have more time to be creative than ever before.”

– Deirdre Featherstone, Owner, Featherstone Design


We build apps for visionary businesses, those whose leadership wants to control the destiny of their enterprise as they grow and scale. They know that SaaS is not always the answer. 


Visionary leaders know that their business needs to control its own technology. Visionary leaders know the processes that make their business unique and competitive. Custom apps enable them to dream bigger, execute better, and surpass their goals.

A custom app provides: 

  • The exact functionality a business needs on the right devices

  • The ability to change and grow your business

  • Integration with outside data when and where needed

  • Better financials over the lifetime of the app

As expert consulting and custom app developers, Colibri enables our visionary clientele to collaborate across desktop, mobile, and web platforms at a cost accessible to SMBs, government, and education.

“The new app from Colibri is a miracle. At the end of the semester, I can just run a report on each student and give it to their professor. I used to have to put student names in a spreadsheet and then manually sort volunteer hours. It was a nightmare.” 

– Kim Silcox, Director, Center for Community Engagement, Eastern Connecticut State University

Consider whether your business requires a “Vision” and not just another “Product" and contact us today to help you make the decision to pursue a custom app with us. 

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