The Proposal is actually a refinement document
usually proposed by the provider. This consists of the compromises and
fade-offs made, so that the final output comes out in accordance with
the buyers requisites. Time related matters like the winding time for
the project development are fixed before the commencement. This stage
also witnesses, both parties making their views crystal clear to each
other, about their ideas, capabilities, risks, etc. This document
The overall scope
This entails the picture of the buyers software applications from the
service provider's viewpoint, e. g. how he has perceived the project
and related requisites. It may also contain the views, limitations and
suggestions from the part of the provider.
The payment amount depends on two factors namely time and money.
Normally offshore software development firms follow these
- The provider charges for the man-hours spent on
- Both the outsourcing firm and the client agree on
bulk payment for the completion of the entire application. Most of the
firms handling offshore software outsourcing follow this method.
- Both agree to pay at various deliverable stages.
Even if a proposal in English will be accepted by the buyer, a
flawless proposal in German language can make the difference. It simply
proofs that the provider is able to communicate clearly in the buyer's
language of choice.