Giving estimates for software development is a dark art. There is no question about it. Software is hard and variable. To estimate software accurately is like trying to give an accurate weather forecast for two months from now.Fixed bids are simply detrimental for business as they breed bad products. A fixed bid is a contractual agreement to provide a product for a pre-determined price or price range. No two applications are the same and each require specific development and design to create your specific application.
The Need for a Flexible Pricing Model in Ever-Changing Tech World
Google has had tremendous success launching a variety of products quickly and iterating to see what sticks. They don’t accomplish this by writing 70-page specs because they know it takes the creativity out of the process. Flexibility to adapt and adjust software features truly matters for everyone.
Innovation does not thrive when mired in static and stagnant restrictions. A fixed bid pricing model, by its inherent nature, does not allow for true innovation.
At Pixio, we have dreams of disrupting your industry and don’t believe in settling for anything less than a proven model of success. When searching for software and mobile development, you’ll get a better product if you nix the fixed bid requirement.
Not only does fixed-bid pricing hurt a company, but it’s also harmful to the client. By agreeing beforehand on a fixed bid, the customer can’t take user feedback into account, therefore, preventing an app from being able to develop to its full potential.
Company vs. Client
Unfortunately, many times fixed bids pit companies and clients against each other. Instead of working together to create an amazing product, the two parties are split into two sides and begin squabbling over change orders and bug fixes.
Fixed bids do not foster cohesiveness in technological development. Instead, they sabotage a chance at cultivating a long-term relationship between the two sides. App development is not a one and done product. Your app will need to updated and kept relevant in design and functionality.
Avoiding a fixed-bid agreement is not enough. You still need a competent team working on making your software and app an exceptional product. Our staff at Pixio employs the right software engineers, programmers, designers and entrepreneurial minds for the job.
When working with our app development experts, you will receive the best end product possible. You can learn more about how we help clients from all different fields grow their business through cutting-edge apps and software by calling 888-660-2260.