Initial consultation is always free! That's right, if you are considering our services, please let us know and we will meet with you to discuss your needs at no charge or obligation. Our introductory consultation meetings typically extend for more than an hour and focus on preliminary analysis of your needs and various solutions available within current industry practice and standards. Whether or not you conclude that additional services are right for you, we're sure you'll find our introductory discussions informative and helpful.
Since CDG's services and products are tailored specifically to our client's needs, costs depend on what you want and when you want it. Reasonably accurate estimates are possible only after detailed analysis and design. In addition, virtually every client at some point says, "This is great! If you can do that, what about…" We hear this reaction so frequently that we've coined a term for it - expectation inflation!
The effect, of course, is that final specifications are seldom fully known at the point when work begins, no matter how extensive the analysis and design phases have been. Thus estimating total costs and timelines can be challenging. However, keeping in mind the above discussion, some guidelines may be useful:
· Our standard rate for consultation, systems administration and product development is $75 per hour;
· Where possible, work is done in modules so that you can begin benefiting from components before the entire scope of work is completed;
· Where the nature of the work permits, production pace is tailored to accommodate your cash flow and other considerations;
· Graphical design and similar "look and feel" components are artistic by nature, thus dependent upon the client's personal taste and particularly difficult to cost in advance.
*Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice.*