WHAT HOSTING PLAN DO YOU RECOMMEND?
It all depends upon the size of your business, the number of employees needing mailboxes and your concerns about security. The cost of our highest plan is less/month than a hosted MS Exchange server.
HOW DO WE GET STARTED?
We start with your requirements, what you want. That drives everything we do. For example, do you want to build several custom applications or just one? How many different groups of employees will be using it? If you know your requirements, exactly what you want it is faster but few do so we generally have to help with gathering them. Once we have requirements, we can either work by the hour or work via fixed price. For fixed price, we have to charge you to do a design before we can make a bid so we know what we are getting into and you know what we are building. Not unlike they would do before bidding on a custom home for you. We generally work against a deposit with progress billings, depending on the size of your project.
WHAT DO MEAN BY REQUIREMENTS GATHERING?
It is the process of figuring out exactly what is needed or required and that would be the best fit for your business. Sometimes we do that by phone, for simple projects. Sometimes you know exactly what you want and have a list and sometimes you will want us to visit your site, talk with various departments and determine with them the best course of action.
HOW MUCH IS THIS GOING TO COST?
It depends on what you want. Projects will vary in size based on your requirements and time for development. We have managed large projects in the millions of dollars range. If budget is an issue, once the requirements are gathered we can help you prioritize them and break the project into phases to spread out the costs.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I WANT CHANGES LATER?
We will be here to make them. If we are hosting your web application, it is very easy to make simple or large changes as you need them. If we aren't, we can still make them from the copy we retain and provide you with a new copy.