[Wolves] Value of software package - php/mysql

Andy Jewell Andy.Jewell at sysmicro.co.uk
Thu Jul 19 19:39:33 UTC 2012

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On 19 Jul 2012, at 20:24, "Wayne Morris" <waynelists at machx.co.uk> wrote:

> Hiya,
> I've bodged together a php/mysql database for the company I work for, basically just a simple setup with pages to update,
> and see info on tenants and properties, reporting pages etc etc.
> Its only really novelty is in the field that its written for - and that I can edit it to provide a tailored 'solution'.
> its probably taken around 50 hours to throw it together, and i've done it because it makes my job easier.
> Now a similar company has approached my company for a similar set -up, which i can easily change mine to do and then they'd probably want
> support and changes to make it as they want - they want a couple of other things mine doesn't do yet.
> So - what's it worth to an end user, and what do people charge for 'updates' etc.
> Do people sell the software or license it? Charge a one off fee for a years 'use' and extra for changes?
> be interested in some real cash figures obviously and case study where product/aftercare stipulated and paid 


Maybe it would be worth providing it as a service with a menu of prices for extras?

Perhaps £x per month + £y per hour for mods/changes. That's the way my boss sells our helpdesk - bods plus request-tracker hosting - if they ask for extra config or scrips, they pay by the hour. Quarterly review allows them to re-evaluate the cost effectiveness and tweak their commitment going forward...

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