Read answers to your most common questions about Bright Network and its founder,
Ray D’Andrade, your lead developer on all projects. Below are his answers
to your questions about his background, fees, competencies, and management style.
|1) How is the price structured?
I can work with you on an hourly, fixed price, or retainer basis—I'm
flexible. And although every project is unique and subject to different
2) How much does this really cost?
A favorite question and an important one. I'm not trying to be purposely
vague, but it truly depends on what you want to do and how much time it will
3) What factors affect cost?
As you can imagine, it depends on what you want to do. Below are just a
few examples of what could affect a project's cost: (more...)
4) Is it better to go hourly or fixed price?
It depends. If you have clearly defined needs that are very black and
white and are not subject to changes in scope, a fixed cost is possible. I
5) If I hire you at an hourly rate, what assurances do I have that you
won't go 10%, 20%, 30% over your estimate?
Most of our projects are billed hourly and we are accustomed to the
needed time allotted for portions of work. For example, I know an average
6) Can the price be divided over time?
Absolutely. What usually happens is we make a list of priority items and
we break it down into phases. Additional features trickle in over time based
7) Access Project Costs: If starting a new system "from scratch," what's the starting
cost for a Microsoft Access project?
If the project is new development (doesn't involve an existing system) the
average starting cost for an Access project is about $8,000, where Access is (more...)
8) .NET Project Costs: If starting a new system "from scratch," what's
the starting cost for a Microsoft .NET project?
If the project is new, the entry point for a new .NET application runs
around $14K. This cost would be for a small .NET application. Know that I repair (more...)
9) I will need to justify the cost to my boss (friend, spouse, or co-workers),
what's the normal payback on your service?
It's completely different for every project and we can discuss it together.
For the majority of stuff I do, it would pay itself off in half a year because (more...)