Agile development means managers can manage the software direction throughout the
development lifecycle. This is achieved through regular cadences of work, known
as Sprints or iterations, at the end of which teams must present a potentially shippable
product in a small component. By focusing on the repetition of abbreviated work
cycles as well as the functional product they yield, agile methodology is described
as “iterative” and “incremental.”
This “inspect-and-adapt” approach to development greatly reduces development costs
and completion time. Because teams can develop software simultaneously with gathering
requirements, “analysis paralysis” is less likely to impede a team from making progress.
Additionally because a team’s work cycle is limited to two weeks, stakeholders have
recurring opportunities to assess progress and calculate marketing strategies.
Agile development helps companies build the right product. Instead of committing
to market a piece of software that hasn’t been written yet, agile empowers teams
to continuously analyse and revalulate the product throughout development, allowing
them to be as competitive as possible in the marketplace. Agile development preserves
a product’s critical market relevance in workable stages, ensuring a team’s work
doesn’t wind up on a shelf, never released.
Custom software is always initially more expensive than a standard program bought
from a company, simply because it is purpose built for you alone and the build cost
cannot be spread among multiple buyers. Additionally, custom software often involves
combining multiple technologies in a new innovative way to work together, trying
to combine different languages together is complicated. Thusly Software development
cost is a combination of expertise and labour time/hours.The initial investment
of custom software always saves more money in the long run, which is why more businesses
are heading towards this business model.
It depends upon the software required, a basic website may cost $2,000-$4,000 whilst
a simple app for just iPhone might cost as little as $3,000-$7,000. Conversely,
a fully integrated online interface that communicates with mobile Apps and requires
secure database hosting can range from $15,000 to upwards of $100,000. Most of our
software development to date has been between below this mark althought . We are
very flexible in our cost process, using either staggered payments or upfront costing
which we chunk together over the development cycle and we only invoice you once
you are satisfied with each stage of the project.
It depends on the client, an integral part of our service is a thorough, honest
assessment of your business model and your requirements. Customer satisfaction is
crucial in this industry and custom software may not be necessary depending on the
size of the company, its budget or and the availability of existing adequate off
the shelf software. When you consider that the right software program may save you
the equivalent of 1 or 2 staff member salaries each year due to increased time management.
It can save $50,000 a year by reducing overheads and an extra $100,000 every year
over several years due to increased business by your customers, thusly the initial
cost is easily offset.
You shouldn’t until you do your research! But seriously, we invite you to shop around
and find a friendly, more affordable custom software company in Australia. While
no custom software is cheap, Entire is substantially more affordable (20-30%) than
other Australian custom software company while producing at least equal if not superior
quality products. Once built, each App, Program or Interface is completely yours
to do with as you please. We also offer varied pay methods, so we have a great option
for every business size. We treat our software is an unlimited product for you to
use at will.
We guarantee delivery of whatever requirement is agreed upon in the software design
finalisation, we wouldn’t get much business otherwise! Thusly we have found that
open communication is vital to provide you with the exact product Optima needs.
Additionally, Entire offers unlimited free support for one year after successful
implementation, we take great pride in our work support is an integral component
of the software design process. Thusly support is free for the first year as we
are pretty sure you won’t need it! After 1 year we offer an unlimited support retainer
for 10% of the total product cost per annum.
It depends on the app and software. A simple project might take 2 to 3 weeks while
a complex, fully integrated system might take more than 12 months or so. So far
most of our projects have been around 2-6 months. We estimate as close as possible
the time taken to build your project to give you a realistic timeframe for integration.
This also helps absorb the cost for your business and means throughout the entire
process you have constant communication and reaffirmation with us, as it should
Great software, designed exactly as you want it to be, shouldn’t need training,
it should be intuitive and immediately accessible to the user and do exactly what
you want it as that’s the benefit of custom software. However all new things can
take some time and thusly we do of course offer a guiding hand throughout the implantation
stage once your software is built. We offer a full year of free support and training
for any issues or queries but generally after the final implementation stage we
are have not found these requested.
We build all our Projects with a ‘Masters’, this makes them flexible so you can
keep the same software structure for your needs but adjust what levels and requirements
the system will use to perform functions (eg. Automatically block all appointments
after “SET TIME” AM/PM). Using a process is known as ‘Soft-Coding’ and which is
usually more time consuming to develop, however it greatly lengthens the flexibility
and lifespan of your software. If you do require additional completely new features
after implementation or midway through development that will cost more than if you
had originally put that feature in the original planning stage. However small adjustments
and modifications it is usually always possible and we will always accommodate changes
free of cost where we can.