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From "Jamesey" <>
Subject Re: help.. what do i charge
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2003 11:10:56 GMT
Simon that is a massive help..

just been doing the sums and i think its very reasonable..
cheers fella.


incidentally, what about if i decided not to sell directly and sold the
product to a software house?? what then?

"Simon Kelly" <> wrote in message
> The UK Local Authorities do have a policy on purchase of software (and
> products), and I think, but don't quote me, you can get a copy from the
> Government offices in London.  This outlines the policy of product offers
> the government in general ascertaining to the price, guarantee and
> ALSO, to the governments right to get compensation from *YOU* if the
> delivery, performance and support are not met. (Reference to Rolls Royce's
> near bankrupting failure to get *one* engine on the test bed in time).
> The idea of "pretending" to be a UK local authority and asking around is,
> say the least, a VERY bad idea.  For a start it is illegal, and you will
> looking at a crippling fine, and possibly a short visit to one of Her
> Majesties "special" buildings (If you catch my drift).
> Think in these terms.
> How many hours did the product take to build? (Don't add any here,
> are very nasty people).
> How much is one hour of your time worth? (A top developer will make in
> excess of 40 uk pounds and hour)
> What are your overheads? (What was the material cost, and *beer* does not
> count!!)
> Who else was involved (that you had to pay), who charged you? (you can
> this and add maybe 5-10% as a clerical charge)
> Add this all up and work out what you want as a profit.  I would suggest
> between 10-15% on the total for above, LESS the clerical charge on
> help (auditors again!)
> I think that if you do this you will come in somewhere between a very
> company (who can afford a smaller profit margin) and the smaller companies
> (trying to keep up with the large fish)
> Hope this helps in your decision making,
> Simon
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jamesey" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 9:46 AM
> Subject: help.. what do i charge
> > I have written a small payment portal using struts.. i have a buyer who
> now
> > wants to talk cash..but i have no idea what i can sell the product for.
> >
> > I am not selling the code itself.. only the app and support.
> >
> > the app allows them to look up their ref number and pay their balance..
> very
> > simple about a dozen screens..
> > all i have to write extra is the db interface (to my db Facade) and the
> > CCPayment interface to my (CCFacade)
> >
> > Anyone know what i should be charging?
> >
> > its my first product sale?
> >
> > James
> >
> >
> >
> >
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