Where do I start?
What do I need to do?
The first stage is to work out what you
want the software to do. Modus develops software using Rapid Application
Development techniques which don't require an expensive detailed specification
document and this helps to minimise the costs.
How do I keep the costs under control?
The best way is by limiting the amount of work, if possible, to a series of
small stages making it easier for you to control the costs. In some cases the
cost of a single stage can be less than a single user licence for many common
off-the-shelf packages. By taking small steps you can see the results sooner and
be certain that your money is being wisely spent.
Do I need a bespoke system?
Once an outline specification is available we would review the software
products available off the shelf to see if they do, or can be adapted to, meet
your needs. If so, then this is by far the most cost effective solution.
Adapting existing open source products can also be investigated.
When will I see the results?
By taking it step by step, you can receive your first version of the
software in a matter of days. This way, not only does the project fit around
your budget but you can also start using the software quickly so you can know it
works for you before moving onto the next stage.
What if I want to make changes?
Any new features needed as the system is developed can simply be introduced
as part of the next phase. Linking the expenditure to each phase makes it less
likely that money and resources are wasted and more likely that you'll get the
system you need.
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