Software Maintenance Agreements in the East Bay
Software maintenance is a part of software engineering; it’s the modification of software that has been delivered to correct any problems and to improve performance or anything else that could go wrong with the product.
When people think about maintenance they usually assume that it means that something has to be fixed. This, however, is not the case and it has been shown that a greater percentage of maintenance is done for non-corrective reasons. Maintenance is done in order to make the software better and evolve it, not just to fix a problem, the more that software grows the more complex it becomes and therefore the more maintenance it will need.
What is Software Maintenance?
Software maintenance is a very broad job that covers things like correcting errors, enhancing software's capabilities, deleting old and unusable capabilities and optimizing the software. So, anything that is done to the software after it is already being used is considered maintenance. Software maintenance agreements are important for you to get so that you know exactly what you will be getting, any restrictions and terms and conditions of the agreement are up front! If you need a business lawyer that can help with software maintenance agreements in Walnut Creek or the East Bay area, give me a call.
One of the most important parts of software is the maintenance that it requires; it must be accurate and prepared well during development. It should also state how the users of the software will ask for modifications or report any problems. The budget for software maintenance should also include cost estimates and resources. Software maintenance can last an extended period of time, anywhere from 5 to 6 years or sometimes even longer after the development of the software which means that it needs a plan which will be effective in addressing all of the software maintenance that will be needed, such as, adaption of post-delivery or deployment, who will provide the maintenance, and how much overall it will cost.
Software maintenance takes more time than any of the other phases that software goes through but is not viewed as important as it should be. It has been shown that approximately 70% of software time is spent on maintenance and development.
All of these factors are why it is so important to have an attorney draw up your software maintenance agreements to insure that you are getting everything that you need and want from your software maintenance in the best possible terms.
If this is the kind of document that you need help understanding or need to get drawn up then do not hesitate to contact Armand Estrada today to set up an appointment, he is here to help you!