How My Pricing Works
No hourly fees! You pay fixed rate prices for visible fields and special features. A"visible field" is a field that you can see on your screens or reports. This includes all types of fields or columns. After your free consultation I will use your samples and ideas to prepare your quote. Your screens and reports will be listed with a count of visible fields for each of them. In addition you will be quoted a fixed rate for any special features that need advanced coding.
Counting Visible Fields
We can easily count visible fields because we can see them on the screens and reports of your database. Below are examples with red dots indicating fields.
12 visible fields are counted on this screen.
19 visible fields are counted on this report.
Fixed Rate Prices
Fixed rate price quotes—not estimates! I'll give you fixed rate price quotes on databases, not hourly estimates of how long it could take. The price I quote you includes all the work involved; mapping workflow, prototype design, building and coding, installation, training and corrections!
You Control the Cost
Your quote is used as a basis for the design of your database prototype. As we progress through the design phase you will instruct me where to add or remove visible fields on your screens and reports. You're in control of how many visible fields there are and where they are placed. Adding or removing visible fields will increase or decrease the total field count, which causes your total cost increase or decrease.
rewards for Your Participation
Get up to 20% off per visible field! I reward my clients for actively participating in their Access database projects. Your quote will include any discounts you qualify for, then it's up to you to do your part during the project. Your discounts may be lost if your level of participation declines during your project.
it's an Investment - Not an Expense
Your database is designed to pay for itself in a relatively short period of time. Most of my clients earn more using their database than they did before they had it. If you run the numbers on how many work hours will be saved you'll see how much more you can profit with a database designed around your workflow. Consider the amount you spend on this database to be an investment and not an expense.
Paying for Your Database
New Databases for new clients or existing clients:
- A deposit of a third of the quote to start your project.
- Another third of quote when the prototype is finished (+/- any changes in scope).
- The last third when your database is delivered to you.
Upgrades to existing databases originally built by Just Get Productive:
- A deposit of half of quote to start your project.
- The last half of quote when upgrade is delivered to you (+/- any changes in scope).
Corrections to existing databases originally built by Just Get Productive:
- No charge to fix something that shows in the original design but is not working in your database.
Timing & Availability
Availability fluctuates depending on the number and size of projects that are being worked on ahead of yours. I work on a first-come-first-serve basis. When your deposit is received your project will be placed in line on the schedule behind other projects. The sooner your payment arrives the sooner your project is started. Most projects only wait a week or two to start after the deposit is received.
Minimum Price levels
- New database I will be building for you: $3,500
- Making changes to a database I built for you originally: $350
- Making corrections to a database I built for you originally: No Charge