Jamie wrote:Its really not that hard to build a much much better system. But a lot depends on how the data interacts with the club and its existing systems. A new build would be roughly 2/3 month turn around and probably 5k-10k with a smaller/local company or more with a bigger agency.
Honestly it’s probdbky double that quote, and the rest. Especially when it’s integrating with third party systems for ticket management and seat allocation etc. And then the flexibility of the system and You then have to factor in training.
If the club do it, they should do it right and invest with a company that has built systems similar and not go with the cheapest option. There’s only one local company that have done it, and they built Derby’s ticket system
Or they use something like Eventbrite
I do this stuff for a living... Its a £10k project. I already included the caveat about interacting with the existing systems. It would be double that amount, and more, if they wanted to go with a "flash" sales driven agency where you're extra fees help pay for directors to drive a very fancy car and so you can visit them in offices with glass walls and sit around on bean bags drinking expensive coffee.
I know the company who did Derbys. I've also sat and listened to a number of local companies do nothing but complain about them.
To pretty much talk down local companies, or suggest that if you don't pay a premium price you don't get an excellent product is just wrong and doing a disservice to some excellent local businesses. I agree they shouldn't go with the cheapest option, but 10k wouldn't be the lowest price they'd get if they put this out to tender. I also don't like the suggestion that if you haven't built a ticking system before, you couldn't build this. If you know how to correctly plan a project, code to a good standard and how to deliver a good system, it doesn't matter what the subject matter is.