Laneways Software

Project Pricing:
Fixed or Flexible?

Laneways Software & Digital provides 2 main funding models that clients can choose from: Fixed Price and Flexible Pricing. There are benefits to both methods and we can help you choose the best one for your project. Further, some projects use a mix of both funding models, for example if the project requires some surety of cost but with specific areas of flexibility.

The Fixed Pricing model requires you to know exactly what it is you want built, up-font. This is usually defined in specification documents. If you don't have these, we can help you develop them.

The Flexible Pricing model provides great flexibility and often costs less. You are able to start with ideas and make changes as you go. This often suits innovative projects where the ultimate product is still in development.

Flexible Price Projects

Adaptable & Innovative

The flexible pricing model allows you to develop your project ongoing, safe in the knowledge that you're building up a team of people who are experienced in building and modifying your platform. Think of them as your team. We use software tools to provide detailed tracking and reporting to you weekly. You are able to raise tickets on a daily basis, requesting new work or amending existing orders. The relationship is built on detailed communication and mutual reward. If you're unhappy with the work or your circumstances change you can stop the project at short notice without penalty. This places an emphasis on client satisfaction.



Weekly & Monthly Reporting

With these resources at our disposal we are able to produce regular reports that are detailed and verifiable. This gives you extreme confidence to know that you're getting what you're paying for. Over time, clients develop a skill for being able to estimate the cost of various developments themselves and that helps with their planning.

Importantly, you are not locked in to a long-term commitment, the benefits of which include:

  • Scaling the team size on short notice
  • Adding relevant skills to the team for particular tasks
  • Amending project priorities & objectives to meet evolving needs
  • No obligation to complete tasks or projects when your requirements change

Fixed Price Projects

Guaranteed Results

With fixed-price projects, a lot more detail and preparation is undertaken before work begins. A detailed specification document outlines everything that is to be built and all the technical information. From this, we create wire-frames, draft sketches and final designs. Once these are approved by you, a detailed spreadsheet is created that lists every task to be completed, grouped by functionality, categories and sub-categories etc. Each of these is further broken down into weekly 'Sprints'. Finally, the time anticipated to complete each of these items is estimated and from that the Fixed Price budget is produced.

Sometimes a client will give us a budget and we need to work to that, and sometimes we will produce the budget for the client's approval. Either way, one of the main objectives of this stage of the development is to produce clear objectives, an agreement on how change is managed and a fixed budget.