How much does it cost to build a proposal generation app?

Standard price for a proposal generation app: $37,500

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What is a proposal generation app?

A proposal generation application is web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to generate proposals for business ventures. Proposal generation apps typically include interfaces for creating a custom proposal template, adding sections and subsections to the template using a form-based interface, organizing information into slides within the template using a drag-and-drop interface, and viewing and editing previously created proposals. The app may also automatically format the output of these steps based on the document type specified by the user. For example, it may automatically format each slide as an HTML page when generating an HTML proposal.

Proposal generation apps are similar to many other consumer finance apps, such as investment tracking apps, budgeting apps, and expense management apps. Popular proposal generation applications include Proposify, Proposify Plus, ePropositions, and Proposal Maker.

Here are some recent proposal generation app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • An enterprise global pricing web app. Their client is currently using spreadsheets to bid out large scale projects. They are often skipping out on bids because the process takes so much time.

What is the typical cost to build a proposal generation app?

A proposal generation 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 proposal generation 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 proposal generation app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $30,000

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

How long does it take to build a proposal generation app?

A proposal generation app usually takes 400 hours to build. However, a proposal generation app can be built in as few as 267 hours, or in as many as 533 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 proposal generation apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 400

How to successfully grow your proposal generation application

A proposal generation app can grow rapidly by gathering a large amount of user feedback about the different types of proposals that are submitted. The more data that an app has about how proposals are created, the easier it is for matching algorithms to match users with similar interests. By analyzing patterns in user behavior and providing a variety of different messaging options, proposal generation apps provide users with tools to craft their ideal proposal.

Risks and challenges of building a proposal generation application

Proposal generation apps can face legal and logistical challenges related to the formation of new business relationships, the preparation and protection of intellectual property, and the maintenance of secure data storage. The owners of proposal generation apps should ensure that they are compliant with all applicable laws in every market in which their application will be used. It is also recommended that proposal generation apps utilize a secure third-party storage API for storing sensitive information such as client financial data.

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