|wdt_ID||Partnership Options||Fixed Fee||Hourly Fee / Time & Materials||Dedicated Developers|
|1||What’s most appealing about this model?||Certainty. If you know exactly what you want, we'll tell you the exact cost. Good for small or medium projects.||You get total flexibility over team size and what work is done. Great if you’re not sure what changes may be needed or how long the project will last.||We build a dedicated team that learns every detail of your process, and we handle all the admin and HR. This is the most efficient and economical model.|
|2||What’s least appealing about this model?||It's the most expensive model per hour worked.||The engineers on the team may change frequently, and this is a more expensive approach long- term than a dedicated team.||This model requires at least a 5 month commitment.|
|3||Hours worked||Depends on project scope.||Depends on project scope.||Each developer works full-time (roughly 170 hours per month).|
|4||Will this work for long-term projects?||Fixed Fee works best for smaller projects of 3 months or less.||Yes.||Yes.|
|5||When is the developer available?||Depends on the contract.||Depends on the contract.||Anytime during the work day.|
|6||What’s the average cost?||Highest||Modest||Lowest|
|7||Can the project change after launch?||Yes - for an additional fee.||Yes, changes are always welcome.||Yes, changes are always welcome.|
|8||Downtime and annual vacation/holiday time||Customer doesn’t pay for this.||Customer doesn’t pay for this.||Paid by customer (though this is less expensive long term than the other models).|
|9||Payment terms||Half paid upon signing, half upon delivery.||Invoiced at the end of the month for hours worked.||Invoiced at the beginning of the month for upcoming work.|
|10||Skill level & team||Outstanding - we choose the team.||Outstanding - we choose the team.||Outstanding - client has input about the team.|
Top 10 Things Our Customers Love About Us
10) Total flexibility.
We understand that plans change. Stuff happens. If you suddenly need more people, or need to pivot on some features, we won’t give you a hard time about it. We’re in this together, and we’ll roll with the changes and adapt as needed.
9) We deliver as promised and on-time.
You won’t ever have the stress of missed deadlines or functionality that falls short. We use all of the latest project management tools, from JIRA to Github, and we make sure you’re never in the dark about what’s going on.
8) We write logical, structured code.
Forget about messy spaghetti code. Our source code is easy to maintain, follows common sense programming rules, and is a pleasure to work with long term.
7) You can be as hands-on or hands-off as you like.
We’ll work with you the way you want to work. Our culture of transparent, open communications means we’ll adapt to your style.
6) Our creative and technical leaders are some of the best in the world.
We hire very experienced lead developers. Our rigorous hiring process includes skill-based and personality-based testing: we only hire a tiny percentage of our applicants. As a result, we’ve often been told that just a few of our engineers deliver far better results much faster than competitors who throw dozens of mediocre (but expensive) people at the same project.
5) White-glove service with 24/7 availability.
If there’s an emergency or a last-minute rush request, you won’t be stuck waiting for someone to get back to you over a long weekend. We have team members on call 24/7 to handle whatever issue comes up. And your team will always have access to our project files.
4) We speak your language.
You won’t have to worry about your intent getting lost in translation. If you speak English, your project leader will be a fluent English speaker. If you speak Spanish, your project leader will be a fluent Spanish speaker. Most importantly, we all speak “tech” — so if you tell us that you need us to create a NodeJS/Java/.NET/Python restful API that utilizes AES encryption standards to secure and asynchronously store data in a SQL server’s columnstore non-clustered index…we’ll get it done right the first time.
3) Our existing clients think we’re a damn good deal.
We’ve often been told that our work is far better than dev shops that charge 3x or 4x what we charge.
2) Our membership program.
Our members enjoy a 12% discount off our already competitive standard pricing, unlimited tech questions, access to networking events, the ability to attend out our celebrated annual “State of Software” presentation, and more. And it’s free for any client that uses us for a modest amount of work or pre-pays a portion of their annual fees via a retainer. Read more here.
1) We’re nice.
We’re kind to each other and to our clients.
In short, our goal is to be your go-to partner when it comes to software. We’re easy to work with, we know what we’re doing, and we make our customers look pretty awesome.