How much does it cost to build an office suite app?

Standard price for an office suite app: $35,499

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What is an office suite app?

An office suite is a web application that provides users with tools to create and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Office suites typically include a text editor for creating and editing office documents, a spreadsheet editor for working with spreadsheets, a slide deck editor for creating slideshows or presentations, and an email client that enables users to send their documents as attachments through the app.

Office suite apps like Google Docs and Microsoft Office have many functional and visual similarities to other productivity apps like project management apps, to-do list apps, and task management apps.

Here are some recent office suite app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A HIPAA compliant performance management and tracking app for the healthcare industry to track individual patient progress and internal staff.

What is the typical cost to build an office suite app?

An office suite app usually costs $35,499 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $25,000 or as high as $35,000. An office suite 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 office suite app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $35,499

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

How long does it take to build an office suite app?

An office suite app usually takes 473 hours to build. However, an office suite app can be built in as few as 333 hours, or in as many as 467 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 office suite apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 473

How to successfully grow your office suite application

To grow their user base, office suite apps like Google Docs and Microsoft Office must demonstrate that they offer more value to the average user than the established office productivity software market leaders. Users typically choose between productivity software based on how many work-related tasks they can accomplish with that software. For example, if a company is already using Microsoft Office for email and document management, then they are likely to use Google Docs for word processing. Because of this, it's important for office suite apps to highlight the specific types of users who will benefit from using their platform instead of one of the incumbents.

Risks and challenges of building a office suite application

An office suite app faces risk related to the collection and storage of sensitive business or personal information, and the exposure of that information to third parties through data breaches. In addition, users may be vulnerable to malicious software or user impersonation when accessing cloud-based services from a mobile device. It is recommended that businesses take steps to protect themselves from security breaches by encrypting data when in transit, and storing sensitive data in secure databases.

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