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Database Management App Cost Estimate

What is a database management app?

A database management application is a software app that enables users to create, modify, and maintain relational databases. Users access the app in order to enter data into their database tables or view existing data. The app may also allow administrators to make changes to the database schema (i.e., modify how tables are organized). Database management apps share features with other apps in the business intelligence (BI) category like customer relationship management (CRM) apps, business intelligence apps, and analytics tools. Microsoft Access is one example of a database management app. Examples of database management apps built with Crowdbotics:

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

A database management app usually costs about $37,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $25,000 or as high as $50,000. A database 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 previous database management app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

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

A database management app usually takes 314 hours to build. However, a database management app can be built in as few as 133 hours, or in as many as 800 hours. The exact timeline mostly depends on how complicated your specific app is. As a general rule, it will take longer if you require highly custom designs, niche features, complex logic, or non-standard release platforms. For example, some previous database management apps build with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

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How to successfully grow your database management application

A database management app needs to be simple and easy to use in order to appeal to new users. The app should also be flexible enough to support the complex data storage needs of large enterprises, while remaining affordable for small businesses. For example, a database management app might start by offering a free trial that limits the number of users, but which unlocks all of the features after the user reaches a certain threshold.

Risks and challenges of building a database management application

Database management apps can face liability for the security of their users’ data, the improper disclosure of confidential information, or violations of privacy rights. Before building out your database app, you will want to research the privacy laws in your target market to determine whether your app will be required to protect user data with encryption, anonymization methods, or other data protection techniques. You should also conduct regular vulnerability scans to ensure that your app is not susceptible to common web vulnerabilities such as SQL injection attacks.