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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.