What will it cost?
One of the most important things you will want to know is what things are likely to cost. To make this simple we outline the two main ways in which we work with the majority of our customers;
The Complete Project
For some projects you know exactly what you want and you want to know exactly what it will cost, we call this a turnkey solution.
The process starts with us working with you to clearly define the software requirements. Depending on the size of the project this is done based on a number of days consultancy, ensuring everyone is happy with the requirements is critical it ensures the project cost and schedule stay on track. We will then design the system, select the hardware and plan the software architecture, at which point we can provide a fixed price proposal. Costs are broken down and areas of risk identified along with a proposed schedule. We handle documentation, and any required certification leaving you with less to worry about.
Time & Materials
Sometimes you know what you think you want but know it's going to change as the project develops. In these cases we suggest a time and materials approach. This isn't a case of writing a blank cheque, but it gives you greater flexibility in changing details of the project as it evolves. You may wish to experiment with the performance of different hardware, or design some analysis routines based on the quality of the data etc. It may just be that you've not decided on all of the details and you wish to have closer control of the project direction and development. We can provide estimates of how long different aspects of the project will take - when it is suitable we can break down parts into fixed price deliverables but the majority of the work is done based on an hourly/daily rate.
We have developers at different levels, some tasks may require someone with an expertise in a particular field whilst other work may be relatively routine and suitable for a junior developer. Having a variety of levels means we can be more competitive with our pricing, you probably don't want to be paying for a LabVIEW Architect to do some basic coding when a developer has the necessary skills to do the same work.
To get an idea of our rates a qualified LabVIEW developer would cost in the region of £375 a day whilst a LabVIEW Architect starts at £525 per day.
Why we're better at Design
We constantly develop software which looks and feels amazing. Our attention to detail means you wont be left with a dull user interface. We use our creative skills to keep the software feeling intuitive and easy to use.