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Inventory program pricing?

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by Silvrrwulf, Sep 15, 2005.

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  1. Silvrrwulf

    Silvrrwulf Thread Starter

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    Hi all :). I'm a CPU/network tech with NO experiece in programing. My largest client needs aninventory control rogram, but they're quite set in thier ways of how they like everything to look, act, function, etc. I'd like to hire out an access programmer for them, and they've inquired as to what the cost of such a service might be. Before I go a "rent a coder" or any of that, I was wondering if you guys who do programming for aliving had a ballpark figure. It's simply inventory control, that needs the ability for laymen to add, remove, or "Rent" parts into and out of inventory. (also invoicing, as the parts have rental prices).

    I hate to ask what might be a "dumb question," but when you don't know the price of goods, you can get taken to the cleaners. I also am quite aware works-for-hire prices vary, but a general idea would be a great benifit. $200? $500? $1000? $5000? $10,000?

    Thanks again : )

    ~SW
     
  2. GCDude

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    Bit tricky to come up with a figure just from that spec, there's many questions that need asking before u can come up with even a ballpark figure.

    What is there "look n feel" you mention? Is this to be a single user/instance program, or will it be running on multiple machines/users? What type of invoicing will be expected? What needs to be in the database? Will the db entries need to be edited, or just added/removed and marked as rented(yes/no)? Is there a rule on which programming language is required? Do you require sourcecode?

    Thats just to start! From the little spec, i could see it as a couple hours work to much much more!
     
  3. Gibble

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    If they are paying for software WHY, WHY would they want an access application?

    With more specs I can put together a proposal, but ballpark I would assume it would be around $2-3000.
     
  4. Rockn

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    Inventory control systems are never simple and Acces is the worst way to go like Gibble stated. Gibble's quote is probably the low end. If you wanted a more complex system it could be well over 10K, even if someone were programming it in Access.
     
  5. Silvrrwulf

    Silvrrwulf Thread Starter

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    guys, thanks so much. At least I have some idea... a big range, but some idea. :).

    I sincerely appreciate it.

    ~SW
     
  6. jiml8

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    I'll weigh in as well. Don't use Access.

    Do you have other database capability in house, or any particular bias toward what you want?

    I am a Superbase VAR and have code in house that probably does most of what you want. You might want to consider something like that; it'd be cheaper to modify something that is already close rather than write something new.
     
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