Basic steps involved,
payment terms and support:
- Outline the scope of the project, such
as data to be collected, business rules for relating and
validating data or making necessary calculations,
security requirements and reporting requirements. This
should also include any special requirements, such as the
protection of confidential information and whether the
product will be sold.
- Develop a proposal specifying the
scope of work. If enough information is available for
detailed program specifications, a quote may be submitted
for a fixed price.
- Clients receive intermediate versions
of the program to begin reviewing and testing the
- If the scope of the project changes
during the design, review and testing of the application,
the cost of changes may be billed at the current hourly
rate or a separate quote may be prepared. Minor
adjustments, such as changing wording or the order of
data entry fields does not constitute a change in the
scope of the project and are included in a fixed quote.
- After completion of the project and
receipt of final payment, the application's complete
source code is delivered to you.
- Generally, a brief manual and about
half a day of training is anticipated in any fixed price
- For a period of 90 days after the
completion of the project, HiBit will fix any bugs that
are identified at no charge. Users should test all
aspects of the program extensively during this period.
After this period, bug fixes may be subject to hourly
rates because it is much more difficult for programmers
to work on applications after they have been away from
them for awhile.
- At the end of this period, HiBit can
continue to work with you for ongoing support and
modifications or you may choose to have your own
Information Systems department support and maintain the