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

Standard price for a workflow management app: $20,799

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What is a workflow management app?

A workflow application is an automated, business process management tool that enables workers to create and manage processes (workflows) for completing common tasks. The app typically includes an editor interface that allows workers to visually design workflows using graphical icons. These icons represent the different steps in the workflow, such as assigning tasks to team members, approving changes to documents, or sending notifications when a process is complete.

Workflow management apps, like business process management (BPM) apps, resemble project management and project collaboration apps. Workflow management apps help users to automate and track workflow between people or teams. Workflow software like WorkflowMax and TeamShare are examples of this app type.

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

  • A workflow management app developed for the child care industry that aids teachers in classroom management and communication.

  • A membership-based, mobile app platform with a format similar to Yelp that allows vetted childcare workers to view job listings posted by companies and have one-on-one conversations with job posters in order to schedule interviews.

  • A workflow management app that allows customers and workers to handle invoicing for common, recurring, or one time jobs easily and quickly, across multiple industries with a paper trail that each can use for necessary reporting/records.

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

A workflow management app usually costs $20,799 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $5,000 or as high as $40,000. A workflow 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 workflow management app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $35,199

  • $7,199

  • $20,000

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

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

A workflow management app usually takes 277 hours to build. However, a workflow management app can be built in as few as 67 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 workflow management apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 469

  • 96

  • 267

How to successfully grow your workflow management application

A workflow management app has a strong focus on workflows that connect together different pieces of information in the cloud. This type of app is used by both individual users and large enterprises to manage tasks, projects, and other pieces of information in the cloud. A workflow management app can grow by making it easier for users to create new workflows or edit existing workflows, since this will encourage them to use the app more frequently.

Risks and challenges of building a workflow management application

A workflow management app must ensure that its users are properly trained to use the tool, that its users have access to the necessary resources to complete their work, and that management knows that their workers are using the tool properly. It is also advised to store user information in a secure manner so as to protect it from disclosure in the event of a data breach. If your app involves confidential or proprietary information, you must take measures to ensure that only authorized users can access it.

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