Our clients use Doddle not only to manage content on their websites but also to integrate with other internal systems, as a Shop as well as a CRM among many more uses. It can manage the production of promotional posters and even manage entire day-to-day operations.
Doddle is referred to as a proprietary system which is sometimes seen as a negative but we strongly believe the positives far outweigh any perceived negatives.
Doddle is software built and managed by SimpleClick - we retain the intellectual copyright and use of it is through a license agreement. This means the code is not available publicly, so it cannot be copied, modified, or distributed by others outside of our organisation.
This is in contrast to open source software where the source code is publicly available to be modified.
Doddle was built in this way to allow SimpleClick to have full control over the software and from a need to provide custom, bespoke functionality for clients where an off-the-shelf solution was not suitable and other open source platforms were too much of an uncontrolled risk.
When we pitch for work, we are often up against off-the-shelf and open source products such as WordPress, Umbraco, Shopify, and Magento. There can be some hesitation about using proprietary software, however for those clients we have converted, they can really see the benefits.
As an agency, a big plus point of SimpleClick is that we work in partnership with our clients; we want our clients to do well and will offer support in helping to achieve this. We have worked with many of our clients for a number of years; a testament to our customer service and our product.
We are responsive and on-hand to provide support for our clients long-term. Our team has a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure you are fully supported as a business.
Whilst bespoke, proprietary software can appear more expensive at the outset, in the long run, it can save money plus provide a more robust, secure, and easy-to-use system that exactly meets business needs.
When embarking on a new project, it’s worth remembering that there are alternatives to open source solutions such as WordPress, Umbraco, Drupal, Joomla, and often those that warn against selecting proprietary software such as Doddle are those that offer a solution based on one of these open source platforms - remember that their views are not unbiased! There are also a lot more suppliers of these systems so they will have an overall larger voice; however, it pays to have an open mind and investigate all available solutions.
We recommend doing your research and speaking to a variety of suppliers to find the solution that best suits your needs both now and in the future.