Pricing: A Guide to The Cost of Building Your Platform

This article has been created to try and be as transparent about our pricing as possible. As we build platforms within our Husky framework, the system costs vary from project to project.

We wish one size fitted all, as it would be much easier to have set pricing for the build of your Husky system.

Hopefully after you have read this article you will have a good idea of what we use to formulate the build cost of your platform. We will include past actual cases and costs of our past customers during their build period and you will also be able to gauge the sort of timescales of the build periods from this article.

So, let’s start with some actual past build figures.

Here are 4 of the last build prices from our last 4 sales. These are platform build only and do not include training services:

Build Example 1: £6,300

Build Example 2: £4,600

Build Example 3: £3,900

Build Example 4: £11,400

All of these differed in a number of different ways but also had a lot of similarities. So let’s unpick the differences in the 4 projects above and also see if your project could come in at a higher or lower price than these examples.

 

How are build costs formulated?

So looking at the past 4-platform build’s we can see a variation in cost by £6500. So lets first look at “Build Example 3”.

This was a really simple scope of work; it included a build of 1 form and PDF (print out) on our Lead, Estimate, Job and Invoice sections. This client didn’t require any KPI reports initially. They also did not implement timecards, KPI workflow alerts nor did they use the system for stock control. The simple system allowed them to build a CRM of Customer and Site data, which could be used to create and send out estimates to clients, send jobs to their mobile operatives and Invoice automatically. They also built out a full HR system to monitor and create employees – Next Of Kin, Warnings, Employee Review Meetings Etc.

Since the initial build, “Build Example 3” have expanded and added to their base layer system that we initially commissioned.

When we then compare this to “Build Example 4” we can see a stark difference in the complexity of the platform that we were commissioned to build. One of the big things to take note of is that this build required over 10 job types which all then required a printable PDF building for each of those jobs.

So even though the cost hasn’t increased x10 the time required on the build significantly raises based on the number of different forms required to match the Customers operational requirements. This customer also wanted to use Husky to do everything including accounting and accounting reports. This meant that we created over 6 KPI reports and created not only an Invoicing processes but a Purchase Order & Credit Note process as well.

This build also included a complex service agreement that we set up for their regular work where they visited sites on a fixed rotation. They also had many email and SMS alerts that they wanted to be sent when specific things happened in the field. This build also included inventory control and stores for equipment and plant. Some things this build did not include were an accounting synchronising app; timecards and the Estimate build could have been a lot more complex than it was.

 

How long do project builds take?

From day one of the project to go live again there is a variance in how long projects can take.

This is how long some of our past projects took from start to finish.

Build Example 1: £6,300  – 2 Months

Build Example 2: £4,600 – 2 Months

Build Example 3: £3,900 – 1 Month

Build Example 4: £11,400 – 4 Months

Just as the costing exercise there are a fair few factors that determine how long projects can take to complete. Communication with our customers is key, we usually find that the projects can complete at a quicker rate when a project manager/lead contact is identified. Sometimes timescales are taken away from our control through factors within our customers businesses. Once we start projects we will put a timeline in place for all involved to make sure there are no extra costs incurred by either stakeholder in the project.

When we complete on a sale we will jointly create an in-depth scope of work with our customer. This will have a detailed overview of our plan for their build, saying this even with precision planning things can be left off the table that can be very important to the build of your platform. This is another sure way to have a delay to the go live of our projects.

 

We hope this article has been able to give you an idea of the potential build costs of Husky AI. If you would like further information about the pricing of Husky, please visit www.huskyai.co.uk/pricing. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at support@softwaresellonline.co.uk.


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