Most people have had transactional software experience. You might have exchanged $399 for a box that contained the amazing Office ’97. Or you paid $59 and received a CD with the latest game. And these days, you might pay for a subscription and get access to software in the cloud.
Why software development is different
When you pay for custom software development, you’re not buying a material product or even a service. You’re paying for an expert’s technological expertise to solve a problem. You’re not buying anything tangible, but you might spend a lot of money.
What do you pay for?
When you buy software development, you don’t merely buy a solution to a problem. Instead, what you really do is co-create a solution that leverages the accumulated knowledge of highly specialized individuals. Yes, you pay for their time. But the results depend as much on you, the client, as on the development team. Collaboration is the name of the game. At Rootstrap, our agile development process assures that what you get for your money will be a platform that you contributed to and approved every step of the way.
Technology is an adaptive science
Our clients often ask for certainty, fixed contracts, and strict contract clauses to protect themselves. But that’s not how software development works. As the agile development process unfolds, we get to know you and your business. You can tell us your software needs at the beginning, but you won’t know what additional features you’ll want as the organic build process unfolds. And you can’t estimate the number of changes that will be needed in order to turn your original vision into reality.
If your company could use a hand with its technical challenges, we’d be thrilled to talk them over with you either at a high or a technical level. Drop us a line here, or feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and he’ll arrange a free consultation with a member of the Rootstrap technical team.