How much does it cost to build a business intelligence app?

Standard price for a business intelligence app: $37,500

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What is a business intelligence app?

A business intelligence application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that provides data analytics to its users. This may include the ability to visualize data via charts, graphs, and other visualizations tools. Business intelligence applications also often offer additional features that help users track projects and determine metrics for success.

Business intelligence apps share a lot of features with business management apps. Business intelligence apps often include more visual data representations, such as charts and graphs, than other types of business apps. Popular examples of business intelligence apps include Tableau, Domo, and Salesforce Analytics Cloud.

Here are some recent business intelligence app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A web app that shows real estate listings in Moscow and allows users to browse pertinent details about each listing (including pictures, dimensions, and price) and provide details that they can use to contact the realtor for each listing.

  • A business intelligence app for values-based spending with geolocation functionality built for consumers and businesses in the food and beverage industry. Customers can choose which values are most important to them and search for establishments that embody those values. Each user is anonymous and given a unique customer ID, and establishments can reach out to them with messages containing discounts.

  • A mobile measurement app with a mathematic algorithm built for a company in the civil engineering industry that aids engineers in producing more exact measurements in the absence of an engineering drawingboard.

What is the typical cost to build a business intelligence app?

A business intelligence app usually costs $37,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $25,000 or as high as $50,000. A business intelligence app with a low number of features (also known as a "minimum viable product", or MVP) will be more affordable than an app that includes all intended functionality.

For example, here are some recent business intelligence app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $35,000

  • $15,000

  • $12,199

Here are some considerations that may impact the cost of a app:

How long does it take to build a business intelligence app?

A business intelligence app usually takes 276 hours to build. However, a business intelligence app can be built in as few as 100 hours, or in as many as 700 hours. The exact timeline mostly depends on how complicated your app is. As a general rule, it will take longer if you require highly custom designs, niche features, or non-standard release platforms.

For example, the most recent business intelligence apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 467

  • 200

  • 163

How to successfully grow your business intelligence application

A business intelligence app can grow by creating an ecosystem of users who have a stake in the outcome of their work. For example, let's imagine that you are developing a business intelligence app for a company that is considering moving its operations to South America. Your app should convince the company to move by showing them where their costs are high and where they can save money. Your users will have a stake in the outcome of the project because they will get bonuses if they succeed.

Risks and challenges of building a business intelligence application

Business intelligence apps face a number of legal and reputational risks related to data collection, user privacy, and the potential for scripting. Before creating an app that collects or analyzes data, you will want to perform a careful assessment of the data protection obligations that you will face. In addition, if your app is capable of executing scripts, you may be subject to regulation as a “financial institution” under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

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