Volano’s first interaction with a potential client is about answering questions and evaluating alignment. The big question is obvious – “what’s this gonna cost?” Well, good news/bad news –
Good news – we’ve built hundreds of software systems so we can give you a ‘round’ budgetary estimate in our first meeting. Bad news – we won’t be able to give you a refined estimate until we’ve spent more time together understanding your project and your business.
Consider this – what you want to build will be one-of-a-kind. That is to say ‘custom’… i.e. never been created before. That is why it is hard to estimate. That’s also why it is likely to be expensive. Creating brand new assets takes skill, professionalism, and … calendar time.
Volano has a proven process to get the answer to this big question. We call that process Discovery. The outcome of discovery is a Statement of Work that will document what is to be built, how long it will take, and the estimated cost with a high-level of confidence.
Another important factor to consider is that software is never ‘done’. There are on-going costs and your software development firm should be clear about this. We can help you plan for the costs related to supporting your software over the long term. Also, we offer multiple support methodologies and will can help you chose the best plan to align with your budget and expectations.
September 14, 2022
Why build software of our own? Any good story of a project starts with a problem that needs to be addressed. We work with many clients in the manufacturing vertical and during our time spent with them, we noticed a challenge with synchronization with their dealers. Much of the dealers’ in-office time was spent hunting […]
May 23, 2022
Is local the real secret sauce leaders deploy for a successful development project? Rod Smith, Volano Software Partner, and Co-founder defines the benefits of working with a local development shop.
March 25, 2022
Are you relentlessly passionate about every detail and every pixel when it comes to front-end development? We’re looking to add a Senior Front-end Developer to join our growing team. At Volano, you will work with a variety of clients and projects alongside a remarkable team of back-end and front-end developers, designers, and management to build […]
March 15, 2022
It was 8:00 am on a sunny morning in Hawaii in January. People were hustling to get to their typical morning responsibilities. Cars were on the highway commuting to work, school, and other destinations when all of a sudden chaos breaks out. People start to panic, kids have been thrust down sewers for safety, everyone […]
February 7, 2022
As we continue to grow, we’re looking for an experienced ASP.NET MVC Developer to join our team. At Volano you will work within our high-functioning team to build web and mobile applications for our clients that make their work easier.
November 5, 2021
As we continue to grow, we’re looking for an experienced Senior Front-End Web Developer to join our team. At Volano you will work within our high-functioning team to build web and mobile applications for our clients that make their work easier.