Most people aren’t involved in any custom software projects in their careers. We’re focused on custom software daily. After 14+ years in business—and many years of experience before that—we have processes and systems to help clients navigate the unique world of custom software development.
When we estimate costs for projects, we look at a lot of factors, including your budget, your goals, planned functionality, and much more. We also know that costs can change as a project progresses, and we help you navigate adjustments and priorities.
When diving into a project, we do a lot of analysis. Our process involves understanding the users, their workflows, what they need to accomplish, and on and on. We use the agile/scrum methodology to build the system in a way that ensures we’re always working on the highest priorities.
We think of custom software as a long-term investment. We like to work with clients for the long term and continue to maintain and enhance systems over time. That’s how you get the most out of your investment and how we make sure the systems we build are always making your business better.
The Client’s Role in Custom Software
The client plays a pivotal role in our software development process. The main client contact, whom we call the product owner (PO), works with the Far Reach team on at least a weekly basis. The client PO gets input from stakeholders, makes decisions, and helps set priorities throughout a project.
A lot of people underestimate the time and effort required as a client. Custom software isn’t effective if you put together requirements, send them to a developer, and check back six months later. We don’t build software like that. Your custom software platform will serve you best if you stay involved, engage in the process, and work closely with us to make your system a reality.