How much does it cost to build a reporting app?

Standard price for a reporting app: $71,936

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What is a reporting app?

A reporting application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to collect data from different sources and store it in one central location. Data can then be viewed in charts, tables, graphs, or maps. Reporting apps are usually used by companies to track metrics related to their business performance.

Reporting apps have diverse functionality and allow users to be notified of a wide range of events, much like alert/notification apps, messaging apps, and news apps. One of the most popular reporting app is Waze.

Here are some recent reporting app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A tracking and reporting web app with QuickBooks and Salesforce integrations that takes the guesswork out of determining commissions.

What is the typical cost to build a reporting app?

A reporting app usually costs $71,936 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $35,968 or as high as $107,903. A reporting 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 reporting app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $71,935

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

How long does it take to build a reporting app?

A reporting app usually takes 959 hours to build. However, a reporting app can be built in as few as 480 hours, or in as many as 1,439 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 reporting apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 959

How to successfully grow your reporting application

A reporting app can grow rapidly by demonstrating that it provides a high level of value for a specific type of user. In order to compete in the market, reporting apps need to clearly differentiate the value that they offer from established apps like Waze and Google Maps (for example, by being locally operated or specific to a certain user type). Reporting apps must be able to accurately track their users' locations in order to provide relevant information about traffic and accidents.

Risks and challenges of building a reporting application

A reporting app should focus on protecting the privacy of sensitive information that is collected and shared with third parties. It is important to implement strong encryption methods, employ user authentication for data access, and utilize secure third-party APIs for sharing data. A reporting app should also take great care to ensure that it does not overstep its regulatory boundaries or violate consumer privacy standards.

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