Give your clients a reason to stay with you, year after year

Fixed price, no frills, custom built software, delivered in three months

The trouble with the Health & Safety business is so much of what you do is a legal requirement.  The same as your competitors.

So your clients can pick you this year and move on to someone else next year.

You work really hard to win those clients and stand out from the crowd.  Wouldn’t it be great to have something to keep them locked in, year after year?

We had some really good software but they kept adding stuff and now it’s unusable

It’s almost an immutable law. Those software companies keep adding feature after feature, option after option, till the system is really complicated and bloated. 

Some of our clients can barely turn a computer on so it needs to be incredibly simple

Technology is just so complicated. Clients don’t have time for it. You don’t have time for it. Why can’t it just do what it’s supposed to and then get out of your way?

We’re a bit different to everyone else so we need our software to reflect that

There are hundreds of software packages and online services that do what you do. It’s easy to get 80% of the way there. But you’ve worked hard to make your business stand out from the crowd, shouldn’t your software reflect the final 20% that makes you unique?

It works just the way I like it and fits with my OCD tendencies

You know your businesses and your clients best. You want things done just right. No compromises. It’s why your clients choose you, so your systems and software should have that same attention to detail.

You wouldn't build a house without a blueprint

When you’re building a house, you hire an architect who does the complex feasibility studies, the intricate design work and makes sure the project can be delivered for a sensible budget. Then you give those blueprints to a builder who does the construction.

When you’re building complex and functional software, it makes sense to build a prototype for exactly the same reasons. Once built, it will give you the clarity and answers you need. What’s a must-have? What’s a nice-to-have? Does the concept work? Do the clients like it? Is it worth the money?

Maybe, after the process is complete, it needs more work. Maybe we need to hand the blueprint over to an agency to build a more sophisticated product (for example, I don’t build mobile apps). Or maybe it does everything you need, with no fuss, no complex options, in a way that keeps your clients incredibly happy.

What do you get?

A three- month software development project to build a prototype no-frills web-application and database to your exact specifications; with a further 9 months of hosting and backups so you can use it across your business.

It won’t work offline, it won’t be in the App Stores, it won’t have push notifications.

And it won’t be fancy, it won’t be flash and it won’t win any awards for graphic design.

But it will do exactly what you need, and fit perfectly into your business.

The process

We have a free 15 minute consultation to see if this process might work for you.

If it does, we work together to get answers to the following questions:

  • what are the outcomes we are looking for?
  • how will we measure progress?
  • what impact will this have on your business?
  • who will be using the system?
  • what do they need it to do?
  • what outputs do they need to see?

During the development phase, we use a project management system called Basecamp, so you can see exactly how things are going. You can either log in, or interact with Basecamp over email.

Every time a feature is completed, I will produce a short video showing it in action, as well as publishing it for you to take a look at and play around with.

And once per month, we will have a Zoom call to review progress.

The price

Payment is £3000 per month for 3 months. Or £8000 if you pay upfront. Payment is by bank transfer, credit/debit card or direct debit. No work is started until the first payment is received. Further development is £1000 per week, hosting after the initial year is £150 per month. SMS notifications are £50 for 1000.

All prices exclude VAT.

Getting started

The first step is to book a free 15 minute consultation

ClientRobot is the trading name of EchoDek Ltd, Heart Centre, Bennett Road, Leeds, England LS6 3HN.  Registered in England and Wales with Company No. 6368835.