There's a common question - how much do software development services cost? We often hear that apps start at €10,000 and a larger system can cost more than a hundred thousand.
In this article, we will review the reasons why the prices of software development services are so high and how to reduce them.
Why do software development services cost so much?
You can check the rough cost of developing an app for Android and iOS using an online calculator. By entering simple parameters we get a result of $48,800. The two main reasons for the high prices of app development services are developer costs and the project duration.
The Cost of Developers
It's no secret that developers are one of the highest-earning groups in the world. Programming requires very specific skills and knowledge. In order to become a professional in one field, be it Web, Hardware, Artificial Intelligence or another, the process will take years. For example, the average salary of an iOS Developer in the US is $96,000 per year.
By splitting this per month, we get that an average developer costs $8,000 per month plus taxes to the employer. Of course, a single person will not be able to build a whole system, thus programmers work in teams, albeit most of them work remotely using virtual collaboration tools.
Typically a team consists of several programmers, a designer and a qualified project manager. Let's not forget that the employer still has to cover rent costs, server maintenance, licenses, marketing and various other expenses. Thus maintaining a single IT team can easily cost around $40,000 per month.
The second component of the price is the duration of the project. The more complex the project, the longer it will take to complete it and the more it will cost. For example, if you require a sophisticated artificial intelligence algorithm for your product, it is likely to take a long time to develop and therefore cost a lot.
An Alternative to Traditional Software Development Services
Recently, an alternative to regular software development has emerged in the world - No Code tools. With the help of these tools, it is possible to create websites, various applications, internal IT tools for companies and practically, anything that you can think of. All of this can be done without prior programming knowledge.
The Uniqueness of No Code Tools
With the help of these tools, you no longer have to think about servers, about the programming itself. It is possible to focus only on solving the existing problem.
What used to take a month will now take up to a week. Even the aforementioned app development will be much cheaper and faster. In some cases, using these tools, the costs can be reduced up to 10 times.
To Develop or to Build With No Code?
Unfortunately, No Code may not be applicable in all cases. Extremely complex or unique systems still need to be programmed in the usual way. However, I can say from experience that No Code solutions can be applied for around 80% of cases. You can consult a specialist who works with both, No Code and regular tools, to find out which method works best for you.
Learn to Build with No Code
You can learn to use No Code tools and build systems with them yourself. If you need a simple website or a little system, you can easily create it yourself. If you need advice on what No Code tools to use for your projects, you can send us a message.
Buy Software Development Services
If your program is complex, needs to be integrated with multiple systems and requires a tailored solution, you won't be able to save much. In this case, we would recommend hiring a programming company that has already worked on similar problems that you're facing.
Software development services are especially expensive due to highly skilled professionals and long projects. To reduce costs, one of the most effective ways is to use the next generation of No Code tools, thus reducing IT costs in your company.
Don't know whether No Code is a good choice? Try this short No Code quiz and find out whether code or No Code is better in your particular case.