How much does it cost to build a system management app?

Standard price for a system management app: $37,500

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What is a system management app?

A system management application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to monitor and manage large fleets of computers. System management apps typically provide interfaces for viewing hardware status information (such as uptime, power state, and memory usage), viewing performance metrics (such as CPU load and disk I/O rate), booting remote computers, managing operating systems (OS) configuration settings across the fleet of machines (such as installing Microsoft Windows updates), configuring user accounts on each machine in the fleet, shutting down or rebooting an individual machine via command line interface (CLI), setting up routing rules for network traffic between machines in the fleet based on custom criteria, sending email alerts when hardware fails or changes occur within the fleet of machines, etc.

System management apps are comparable to other utilities and system apps. system-monitoring apps, and security apps. These types of apps offer a variety of features, from activity monitoring to firewall management. Popular examples of system management applications include ESET Mobile Security & Antivirus, Norton Security & Antivirus, and McAfee Mobile Security.

Here are some recent system management app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A system management app that helps dental offices keep track of the subscription membership plans for discounted services that they offer patients that lack dental insurance.

  • A system management app with a Stripe integration, Google Maps API, and e-sign and background checking features that allows students to find and utilize people in the local area that would be willing to store some or all of their dorm gear while they are away.

  • A system management app built for the healthcare industry specifically for citizens of Africa. Users register for app and provide basic information and then receive a hyperlink to a local pharmacy and a resource page containing a list of local hospitals and doctors in their area along with a breakdown of the services they provide. In the second version, this app will also feature medical chatbot that allows users to input symptoms and receive potential causes and doctor recommendations and the ability to schedule appointments directly in the app.

What is the typical cost to build a system management app?

A system management 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 system management 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 system management app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $25,000

  • $20,000

  • $30,000

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

How long does it take to build a system management app?

A system management app usually takes 333 hours to build. However, a system management app can be built in as few as 133 hours, or in as many as 1,200 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 system management apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 333

  • 267

  • 400

How to successfully grow your system management application

An app for system management, such as a workspace management app or knowledge base, can increase user engagement by providing a simple and intuitive user interface. In addition to making it easy for users to quickly find the information that they need, an app in this category should also provide users with a way to interact with each other, such as a forum or chat room.

Risks and challenges of building a system management application

A system management app faces legal and reputational risks related to the handling of sensitive corporate information and employee privacy. System management apps should take strong measures to encrypt and protect data and verify the identity of users before revealing privileged information.

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