CUSTOM SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PRICE: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
I'm here with him! Show me the price list so I know how much the development will cost me... Unfortunately, it's not that simple with software. When developing custom software, it is not easy to set fixed prices, as each project has its own specific requirements and goals, which are different from others. As a result, the difficulty, scope, technological aspects and time required for its implementation also differ. Unfortunately, without this detailed information about the project, a price cannot be determined. But don't despair! Instead of a price list, we offer you some important information and tips to help you better understand the custom development process and prepare to work with us. It is crucial for us that you understand the value of our services and have realistic expectations about the project, including costs.
1. Clarifying the idea
It is essential to have a clear idea of what you require from your software solution. Carefully consider what functions and features your app needs to meet and create a list of all the necessary requirements. If you are not sure, do not hesitate to contact us! We are here to provide expert advice and help you gain a clearer idea of your needs. What are the most important questions to ask?
Target audience: Who is your software for? What are their needs and expectations?
Functionality: What specific tasks should the software perform and what problems should it solve?
Integration: What existing systems or applications should your software work with or integrate with?
Extensibility: What extensions or enhancements would you like to include for future software development?
With this information in hand, we will be able to better understand your needs and prepare a complete project proposal including price. Remember that careful preparation will pay you back many times over during the entire project, and even after it, because a well-thought-out system is a joy to expand and maintain in the future.
2. Fixed project or flexible approach with gradual expansion
When developing custom software, you can choose a fixed project approach or a flexible approach, which is based on the so-called minimum functional version with gradual expansion of functionalities. A fixed project includes a well-defined full scope of expected output, while the second approach focuses on core features that are necessary to bring the product to market or operation, and additional features are added incrementally based on user needs and feedback. This approach can be beneficial for reducing upfront costs and bringing a product to market faster, while a fixed project may be better suited to projects with clearly defined and unchanging requirements.
3. Importance of maintenance and support
Software solutions need regular maintenance and support to remain up-to-date, secure and efficient. Investing in maintenance and support ensures that your software will continue to meet your needs and grow with your business. This includes bug fixes, security updates, performance improvements, and adapting to changes in technology and market trends. Neglecting regular updates and maintenance would be like neglecting to service a car, which would significantly reduce its useful value over time. In the IT world it is similar, unfortunately with the difference that all these problems manifest themselves much faster.
The cost of annual service is not easy to determine, but if you calculate 5-10% of the price of the software, you will often be close to the truth. You might think that this is a lot, but consider, for example, a situation where a manufacturer releases a new version of an operating system, and you simply need to update the software so that it continues to look good and work properly. As a customer, it is difficult to be satisfied with the fact that the program "will just run somehow", so a new, even if smaller in scope, cycle is needed for analysis, implementation, testing, deployment and fine-tuning of new conditions for the project.
4. Compare comparables
In our company, we rely on fair and transparent pricing. Unlike some competitors, who lure at first glance with low prices, but in reality the customer will face a gradual price increase, we are guided by different principles. Our philosophy is that you have a clear idea from the very beginning about how much money you will need to prepare for the realization of your project. The trust and satisfaction of our clients are key values for us, so we always try to provide the most detailed information about our pricing. When preparing a price offer, we take into account a number of factors, such as the complexity and scope of the project, the required functions and the resources needed to implement it.
We believe that fair and transparent pricing is the basis of long-term and successful business relationships, which is why we are committed to ensuring that our quotes always reflect the true cost and value of the work we do for you.
If you realize that work on a high-quality software project involves tens or hundreds of hours of work by our experienced designers, developers or testers, it is clear to you that the price must reflect these costs.
5. An example to conclude
Since we understand that price is an important factor in the decision, we will let you see our kitchen below to give you at least a rough idea of the prices for different types of projects.
Small software project:
Example: A simple mobile app or website
A small project involves a limited number of functions and a simple design. For example, imagine a mobile application that displays the current weather. The development of such a project usually takes a higher number of weeks and involves a smaller team of developers and designers. Approximate price: 100,000-350,000 CZK
Medium software project:
Example: Reservation system for accommodation facilities
A medium project includes more features, integrations with other systems, and a more advanced design. An example would be a reservation system for a hotel or guest house, which includes management of rooms, reservations and payments. A medium-sized project can take several months to develop and requires a medium-sized team. Estimated price: 350,000-1,200,000 CZK
A large software project:
Example: A comprehensive e-learning system
A large project includes a wide range of functions, a complex architecture, integrations with many other systems, and advanced security and performance requirements. An example could be a comprehensive e-learning system for schools or universities, which includes tools for course management, assessment and communication between students and teachers. The development of a large project can take a year or more and includes a large team of specialists, such as developers, designers, data analysts, etc. Approximate price: from 1,200,000 CZK
It is important to note that every project is unique and its scope and complexity can be affected by many factors. These examples serve only as a guideline to determine the category of your project. For a more accurate estimate of costs and development time frame, we recommend consulting your project with our experts. During the consultation, we will discuss your requirements, goals and expectations. This way we can better understand your project and provide you with a more accurate price estimate and implementation plan.
When considering software development costs, it's important to remember that quality software is a long-term investment. Cheaper and lower quality solutions may bring savings in the short term, but in the long term they can lead to higher maintenance, repair and expansion costs. Investing in quality software and working with industry experts brings value that returns over time in the form of a stable and reliable solution that easily keeps pace with changing market demands and technologies.
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