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Going rates to make a custom access db app?

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Adam@nospam.com, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Adam@nospam.com

    Adam@nospam.com
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    Hi All,

    I've been asked to make an Access database application. Its basically
    an inventory control and price system.

    I've not done this before and am guessing that it would take about 10
    hours?

    What would be the going rate to charge for this application?

    Sorry if i'm a bit vague.

    Adam
     
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    Pieter Wijnen

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    Depends on what the customer is willing to pay <g>

    Pieter

    "Adam@nospam.com" <adamevans81@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1152354140.327541.21670@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi All,
    >
    > I've been asked to make an Access database application. Its basically
    > an inventory control and price system.
    >
    > I've not done this before and am guessing that it would take about 10
    > hours?
    >
    > What would be the going rate to charge for this application?
    >
    > Sorry if i'm a bit vague.
    >
    > Adam
    >
     
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    Pieter Wijnen

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    Depends on what the customer is willing to pay <g>

    Pieter

    "Adam@nospam.com" <adamevans81@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1152354140.327541.21670@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi All,
    >
    > I've been asked to make an Access database application. Its basically
    > an inventory control and price system.
    >
    > I've not done this before and am guessing that it would take about 10
    > hours?
    >
    > What would be the going rate to charge for this application?
    >
    > Sorry if i'm a bit vague.
    >
    > Adam
    >




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    (PeteCresswell)

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    Per Adam@nospam.com:
    >I've been asked to make an Access database application. Its basically
    >an inventory control and price system.
    >
    >I've not done this before and am guessing that it would take about 10
    >hours?


    I'd think that you may have dropped a zero on the hours.....


    >What would be the going rate to charge for this application?


    Depends on where you live and where the client is.


    Sounds like one of those bread-and-butter apps that there are many off-the-shelf
    solutions for....
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    Arvin Meyer [MVP]

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    You need to charge by the hour, not the job, if you want to do both the
    client and yourself justice. If you have little experience, and are in the
    US, $30 to $50 per hour might be appropriate. My own rate is significantly
    higher.

    I also can tell you that 10 hours will not be anywhere near sufficient time
    to build a mature system.
    --
    Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
    Microsoft Access
    Free Access downloads
    http://www.datastrat.com
    http://www.mvps.org/access

    "Adam@nospam.com" <adamevans81@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1152354140.327541.21670@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi All,
    >
    > I've been asked to make an Access database application. Its basically
    > an inventory control and price system.
    >
    > I've not done this before and am guessing that it would take about 10
    > hours?
    >
    > What would be the going rate to charge for this application?
    >
    > Sorry if i'm a bit vague.
    >
    > Adam
    >
     
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    Adam@nospam.com

    Adam@nospam.com
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    As its an inventory system I was going to modify an off the shelf
    application, so only guessed at 10 hours.

    I would charge by the hour.

    I'm really interested in seeing whether this is something good for me
    to develop myself for as a possible career path? Do database developers
    make a lot from completing applications like these?

    I'm experienced in business objects so it would be interesting to see
    if I should develop my time on that, or database development?



    Arvin Meyer [MVP] wrote:
    > You need to charge by the hour, not the job, if you want to do both the
    > client and yourself justice. If you have little experience, and are in the
    > US, $30 to $50 per hour might be appropriate. My own rate is significantly
    > higher.
    >
    > I also can tell you that 10 hours will not be anywhere near sufficient time
    > to build a mature system.
    > --
    > Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
    > Microsoft Access
    > Free Access downloads
    > http://www.datastrat.com
    > http://www.mvps.org/access
    >
    > "Adam@nospam.com" <adamevans81@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:1152354140.327541.21670@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
    > > Hi All,
    > >
    > > I've been asked to make an Access database application. Its basically
    > > an inventory control and price system.
    > >
    > > I've not done this before and am guessing that it would take about 10
    > > hours?
    > >
    > > What would be the going rate to charge for this application?
    > >
    > > Sorry if i'm a bit vague.
    > >
    > > Adam
    > >
     
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    Arvin Meyer [MVP]

    Arvin Meyer [MVP]
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    In almost 14 years, I've only modified 1 or 2 existing off the shelf
    applications. That was to add functionality. Most of what I do is entire
    apps, with some upgrading of existing custom apps.
    --
    Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
    Microsoft Access
    Free Access downloads
    http://www.datastrat.com
    http://www.mvps.org/access

    "Adam@nospam.com" <adamevans81@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1152369050.002717.30690@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com...
    > As its an inventory system I was going to modify an off the shelf
    > application, so only guessed at 10 hours.
    >
    > I would charge by the hour.
    >
    > I'm really interested in seeing whether this is something good for me
    > to develop myself for as a possible career path? Do database developers
    > make a lot from completing applications like these?
    >
    > I'm experienced in business objects so it would be interesting to see
    > if I should develop my time on that, or database development?
    >
    >
    >
    > Arvin Meyer [MVP] wrote:
    >> You need to charge by the hour, not the job, if you want to do both the
    >> client and yourself justice. If you have little experience, and are in
    >> the
    >> US, $30 to $50 per hour might be appropriate. My own rate is
    >> significantly
    >> higher.
    >>
    >> I also can tell you that 10 hours will not be anywhere near sufficient
    >> time
    >> to build a mature system.
    >> --
    >> Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
    >> Microsoft Access
    >> Free Access downloads
    >> http://www.datastrat.com
    >> http://www.mvps.org/access
    >>
    >> "Adam@nospam.com" <adamevans81@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:1152354140.327541.21670@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
    >> > Hi All,
    >> >
    >> > I've been asked to make an Access database application. Its basically
    >> > an inventory control and price system.
    >> >
    >> > I've not done this before and am guessing that it would take about 10
    >> > hours?
    >> >
    >> > What would be the going rate to charge for this application?
    >> >
    >> > Sorry if i'm a bit vague.
    >> >
    >> > Adam
    >> >

    >
     
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    Adam

    Adam
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    And is there a good income to be made from database development?


    Arvin Meyer [MVP] wrote:
    > In almost 14 years, I've only modified 1 or 2 existing off the shelf
    > applications. That was to add functionality. Most of what I do is entire
    > apps, with some upgrading of existing custom apps.
    > --
    > Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
    > Microsoft Access
    > Free Access downloads
    > http://www.datastrat.com
    > http://www.mvps.org/access
    >
    > "Adam@nospam.com" <adamevans81@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:1152369050.002717.30690@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com...
    > > As its an inventory system I was going to modify an off the shelf
    > > application, so only guessed at 10 hours.
    > >
    > > I would charge by the hour.
    > >
    > > I'm really interested in seeing whether this is something good for me
    > > to develop myself for as a possible career path? Do database developers
    > > make a lot from completing applications like these?
    > >
    > > I'm experienced in business objects so it would be interesting to see
    > > if I should develop my time on that, or database development?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Arvin Meyer [MVP] wrote:
    > >> You need to charge by the hour, not the job, if you want to do both the
    > >> client and yourself justice. If you have little experience, and are in
    > >> the
    > >> US, $30 to $50 per hour might be appropriate. My own rate is
    > >> significantly
    > >> higher.
    > >>
    > >> I also can tell you that 10 hours will not be anywhere near sufficient
    > >> time
    > >> to build a mature system.
    > >> --
    > >> Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
    > >> Microsoft Access
    > >> Free Access downloads
    > >> http://www.datastrat.com
    > >> http://www.mvps.org/access
    > >>
    > >> "Adam@nospam.com" <adamevans81@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:1152354140.327541.21670@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
    > >> > Hi All,
    > >> >
    > >> > I've been asked to make an Access database application. Its basically
    > >> > an inventory control and price system.
    > >> >
    > >> > I've not done this before and am guessing that it would take about 10
    > >> > hours?
    > >> >
    > >> > What would be the going rate to charge for this application?
    > >> >
    > >> > Sorry if i'm a bit vague.
    > >> >
    > >> > Adam
    > >> >

    > >
     
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    (PeteCresswell)

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    Per Adam:
    >And is there a good income to be made from database development?


    Long term, it depends on the boys and girls in Bangalore..... Smart,
    English-speaking people that work hard for very little money....
    --
    PeteCresswell
     
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    Adam

    Adam
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    lol - I am not sure that creating an application so remotely would be
    any good?



    (PeteCresswell) wrote:
    > Per Adam:
    > >And is there a good income to be made from database development?

    >
    > Long term, it depends on the boys and girls in Bangalore..... Smart,
    > English-speaking people that work hard for very little money....
    > --
    > PeteCresswell
     
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    (PeteCresswell)

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    Per Adam:
    >lol - I am not sure that creating an application so remotely would be
    >any good?


    More and more companies are finding it better and better.

    In the beginning, it was only truly-huge projects - but I'd expect that the size
    has been and will continue to be coming down.

    I've developed several projects 100% over the phone/email - never saw a soul in
    the client org... and everybody's been happy.

    I'm about to embark on a project for some guys in London (I'm near Philadelphia
    PA). This will be the first one across time zones... but I don't expect any
    problems.
    --
    PeteCresswell
     
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    Pieter Wijnen

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    Also, It will more likely take at least a week...

    Pieter

    "Adam@nospam.com" <adamevans81@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1152354140.327541.21670@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi All,
    >
    > I've been asked to make an Access database application. Its basically
    > an inventory control and price system.
    >
    > I've not done this before and am guessing that it would take about 10
    > hours?
    >
    > What would be the going rate to charge for this application?
    >
    > Sorry if i'm a bit vague.
    >
    > Adam
    >




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    rivsys

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    10 hours won't even get the requirements adequately researched and documented.

    "Adam@nospam.com" wrote:

    > Hi All,
    >
    > I've been asked to make an Access database application. Its basically
    > an inventory control and price system.
    >
    > I've not done this before and am guessing that it would take about 10
    > hours?
    >
    > What would be the going rate to charge for this application?
    >
    > Sorry if i'm a bit vague.
    >
    > Adam
    >
    >
     
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    Arvin Meyer [MVP]

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    It really depends upon the application. Of the shelf generic applications
    can be created anywhere. OTOH, specific business applications require
    someone with a thorough understanding of the specific business and the
    culture. Off-shore development fails more than it succeeds there.

    I've made a good income for the past 12 years or so, and I expect to for at
    least the near future.
    --
    Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
    Microsoft Access
    Free Access downloads
    http://www.datastrat.com
    http://www.mvps.org/access

    "Adam" <adamevans81@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    > lol - I am not sure that creating an application so remotely would be
    > any good?
    >
    >
    >
    > (PeteCresswell) wrote:
    >> Per Adam:
    >> >And is there a good income to be made from database development?

    >>
    >> Long term, it depends on the boys and girls in Bangalore..... Smart,
    >> English-speaking people that work hard for very little money....
    >> --
    >> PeteCresswell

    >
     
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    (PeteCresswell)

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    Per Arvin Meyer [MVP]:
    >I've made a good income for the past 12 years or so, and I expect to for at
    >least the near future.


    I'm glad to hear that - because I'm in the same boat....
    --
    PeteCresswell
     
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    John Vinson

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    On 8 Jul 2006 09:06:59 -0700, "Adam" <adamevans81@gmail.com> wrote:

    >lol - I am not sure that creating an application so remotely would be
    >any good?


    I've done several. I met my current main client for the first time
    last month (after five years' working with him).

    Access lends itself very well to remote development, with the aid of
    remote terminal systems such as Citrix if the client wants to provide
    such.

    John W. Vinson[MVP]
     
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    (PeteCresswell)

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    Per John Vinson:
    >
    >Access lends itself very well to remote development, with the aid of
    >remote terminal systems such as Citrix if the client wants to provide
    >such.


    For one client, I do about half my work over a VPN/Remote Desktop connection on
    a fiber optic phone line.

    I suspect I'm some sort of closet Type-A because slow response time *really*
    bugs me.

    So it's really saying something when I say that with this client, over this
    particular phone line, it's almost like being there - certainly close enough so
    that the diff doesn't matter.
    --
    PeteCresswell
     
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