Development ratesProject phases
Route 495 Software negotiates with each customer to help provide a cost effective solution to the customer’s needs. Therefore, the rate structure is negotiable.
We have defined an hourly cost to the customer during the definition phase of from $52.00 to $82.00. Once the extent of a project is known, it may be possible to redefine the fee to a flat-rate.
Generally, the definition phase rate is used during early development when a software engineer must be on-site reviewing the software requirements and defining the project. It is also the rate used when on-site for final integration with the customer’s hardware if this is necessary. We try to have a flat-rate established before the software coding phase has begun. This flat-rate will establish the final cost to the customer if the customer’s specifications do not change. If the project becomes dynamic so that the customer’s specifications are not completely known, then an hourly development-phase cost of from $43.00 to $73.00 applies.
The primary driving force is to provide the customer with the total software solution at the lowest cost. We are not a job-shop that simply rents a software engineer’s time.
These rates assume that a relatively standard software development is being used such as Linux or Windows Visual C++. These rates do not include the cost of any special hardware or software that must be purchased. For example, if you wish to develop software using Wind River VXWorks, a computer with this development environment must be provided or purchased at the customer’s cost.
In the real world of software development, we generally borrow systems as necessary to minimize overall cost.
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