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People looking for a software house to develop a custom application usually have many questions to ask. That is natural as they want their investment in the software to pay off. What are the questions we get the most often?
How long will it take to develop my application?
There is no clear answer to such a question. It is important to take into consideration that building your solution comprises of the design and the development of the software, which precede the testing stage. How long will these processes take depends on the size of the application, which is determined by:
- The number of modules and functions,
- The number of future users,
- The complexity of the particular processes,
- Potential integration with external software.
Only when all of these factors are taken into consideration, is it possible to estimate how long it will take to build the solution.
How much will my application cost?
Dedicated solutions are a specific type of software built to meet the individual needs of a client. Hence particular solutions will be priced individually, and the price will be determined by:
- The size of the solution,
- The time required for preparing the mockup by the IT advisor,
- The time required for programming.
Every team can have its own way to price the application development. When you are making your choice, it is important to focus not only on the cost but mainly on the professionalism of the company and the comprehensive service.
How will my application look like?
There is no other system that will look like yours. It is one of the advantages of dedicated solutions but also their disadvantage at the same time: you will not see your solution until it has been built. However, software houses can give you access to screenshots of other applications they have developed. That will enable you to see how the solutions built by a particular team look like. You can also get a good insight into the future appearance of your application by taking a look at the mockup of your future application. The mockups prepared by our consultants include all relevant tables, screens, graphs, etc., which are later transferred to the solution.
What server will my software be installed on?
You choose where your application will be installed. In case of bespoke solutions, clients usually choose to install the software on their own servers. At Kamee, when we develop the final version of the solution, the application is maintained on our server, where it is tested by the client and our team. Then, according to the agreement, the solution is delivered to the client by installation on the server chosen by them.
What if my application stops working?
Many clients are afraid of such a scenario. During the testing stage, custom applications are not flawless. It is caused by the fact these are brand new systems with specific modules and processes that were never used before. Testing helps to eliminate most of the bugs or errors. Further steps should be determined by the agreement made between the software house and the client. At Kamee, our software comes with 12 months' software guarantee, when we will fix any potential errors that are detected. That means you can expect our support and quick reaction within a year after the application has been delivered.
How long does it take to implement the software?
What is characteristic about bespoke solutions is that, despite the lengthy design and development stages, those can be implemented fast as they mirror the actual processes taking place in the company. As those are precisely tailored to your needs, they really streamline the workflow in your environment. Still, it is hard to determine how many days or weeks the implementation of the solution will take. Intensive training and practice in using the software will speed up the process, which can then be completed within a week. The duration of this stage though is closely related to the size of the application, the number of users, and the complexity of the particular processes.
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