Starting a Project
If you require hardware or firmware, we can help. The first step is to contact us.
We will begin by asking some questions about your needs. If you are
concerned about confidentiality, we will happily sign a non-disclosure
agreement at any time. You can provide your own NDA or
we can send a generic form for your review.
Our goal is to understand more than just the functional needs of your
application. A more complete understanding of your interests will help us
to formulate the best possible proposal. We will generally want to review
any relevant documentation you might have. This information will help
us to provide our most accurate estimate.
We will provide an estimate to you as well as a proposal, depending on
the level of formality you require and the urgency of your request. Our
goals throughout this initial process are to demonstrate to you that we
understand your requirements and that our proposal is technically and
financially feasible. Perhaps the most important goal, however, is to
provide you with the information necessary for you to begin to feel
comfortable and confident in working with us.
Generally, Forthright Solutions will undertake all of the above as part of our sales
process. On occasion, in place of an estimate for an entire project, we
might present an estimate for a detailed design phase, which would
culminate in a carefully researched quote and one or more design
documents. This would be the case, for example, if the requirements
were extremely complex or not completely defined at the onset.