Robust Applications, Responsible Pricing
How can we deliver high-end applications at a reasonable price?
Back in the day, software development of this nature was an extremely expensive and time-consuming task. There were 3 major reasons for this:
- Hardware and software platforms were expensive and limited in power. This increased costs while lengthening the time it took to complete projects.
- The breadth of knowledge and training necessary to successfully develop commercial software meant that finding quality software developers was extremely difficult and expensive.
- Most importantly, there were only a handful of software development tools available and those that did exist offered only limited capabilities. Because of the high cost structure, organizations that created high-end community development software had no choice but to charge high prices.
Today, however, everything has changed.
Computers now have capabilities that were unimaginable just a few years ago. The new computing power not only helps our customers run applications efficiently, it enables our software engineers to develop robust software much faster. This is because the coding, compiling, and testing phase of software development is now light years ahead of where it was just ten years ago.
Education and training for the top software development environments has radically changed as well. Software developers can now search their local bookstore or Amazon.com to find hundreds of references on their favorite software tool. And these are not just passing references. Rather, they can find books with thousands of pages of arcane detail on any aspect of their favorite software development environment.
The biggest change, however, is in the quality of software development environments.
Today’s software development tools allow software shops to devote close to 100% of their efforts to the “meat” of the software they are creating. These tools provide so much built-in functionality that the thousands of man-hours necessary to write supporting code has largely vanished.
In short, our software developers focus 100% of their time and effort on making the critical features of our Community Development applications better. And because of the great tools that are available, we can create this software within a reasonable cost structure.
The end result is this: We can now create high quality, feature-rich Community Development software at a value price.