Hourly vs. Fixed Price
Because we don’t have the psychic ability to quantify the unquantifiable, we charge an HOURLY rate. With our database consultant hourly rate, you pay only for the work that is done right and required. Period.
We also understand that an hourly billing model isn’t a free pass to rack up ridiculous hours. As consummate professionals, we will respect your bottom line and aim to stay within the guesstimated parameters for cost.
When a service provider operates within a fixed price – Corners are cut. Development is NOT optimal.
The idea of a “custom” solution is abandoned. You are disappointed.
Hourly Billing Model – More Time You Buy, The More You Save!
Our billing model is a flexible retainer–based structure in which you purchase a “bank” of our time. We offer very generous discounts off of our “normal” hourly rate of $195/hr (see price table below) when you purchase quantities of 5 or more hours. The more time you pre–purchase, the more generous the hourly rate discount becomes.
Purchasing time in advance also assures your project maintains its high-priority standing in our production queue. Any remaining time you have pre–purchased that has not been used for your project is 100% refundable. We don’t take your dollars, we earn them.
Unfortunately we no longer accept farm animals or used personal items in lieu of payment, we do of course take checks, or if you wish to charge your time-block purchases, we welcome Visa, American Express, Discover, and MasterCard.