frequently asked questions
we’re not sure what we need – can you advise us?
Yes. We’ve developed loads of systems over the years and we understand the business problems people need to solve. This means we’ll have a good idea of what the options are and what will work best for you.
do we need a detailed specification to get started?
No. We’ll need a good idea of what you need before we can start but some details can be worked out as the software is developed.
we don’t need everything now – can you develop in stages?
Yes. In fact this is often a good way to work because it allows you to make decisions about developing the software based on the experience of actually using it.
will the software be easy to use?
Yes. You tell us how you want the software to work and we’ll make sure that the software functions however you need it to.
will we get a chance to make changes during development?
Yes. Unless it’s a small project, we’ll give you working copies of the software to test during the development so you’ll have a chance to try it and make changes.
how much will it cost us?
Give us a brief outline of what you’re looking for and we’ll be able to give you a realistic estimate of the likely cost.
can you give us a fixed price?
We can give you a fixed price when it’s possible to fix the specification of a project at the outset. This is often the case with small projects.
what if we need some changes in the future?
No problem. All our software can be modified or added to. Just let us know what you need.
can you offer on-going support?
Yes. If you have an issue with our software we’ll help. You don’t need to pay a monthly retainer, but there may be a fee depending on what you need.
will we own the finished software?
Yes. Once you’ve paid for your software it’s all yours to do with as you wish.
will you sell our software to someone else?
No. We don’t offer off-the-shelf solutions. We build every piece of software specifically for each client.
what if we find a bug?
If you find a problem with our software that’s down to us then we’ll sort it out without additional charge providing the software wasn’t delivered too long ago.
we have some software built by someone else, can you support it?
We’ll need to take a good look at it to see if it’s possible for us to work with. Often we will be able to help but sometimes we can’t.
is a custom software solution right for us?
If you need something that doesn’t already exist or you need something to work in a specific way then a custom solution could be the answer. Having software developed to precisely meet your needs can give lots of benefits.