How We Engage
Every Client Project is Unique, So Our Engagement is Too
Here at TotalSim we work with you in the way that makes the most sense for your success. Our engagement can be tailored to meet any type of client, whether they are a small R&D shop, a large OEM with thousands of international employees, an individual using their garage for racecar work or even a branch of the US Military.
Our team is highly collaborative and we view ourselves as an extension of your company. Regularly scheduled conversations are the norm for every project and our agility and proactivity keeps you actively involved in the collaboration process.
How To Engage With Us
Time & Materials Project Based
Ideal Use: Projects are generally well defined, but the scope may change as project progresses
Example: Projects with some unknown complexities or the development of a new product or service
Fee Structure: Hourly - typically a blended rate
Benefits: Allows for flexibility in scope and timing no matter the unknown
Project Costs: Range from $8k to $150k; Average: $25k
Fixed Fee Project Based
Ideal Use: The project parameters, technical requirements and scope are fully defined.
Example: Projects with few complexities; a fully defined statement of work and clear deliverables
Fee Structure: Fixed total fee
Benefits: Predictable budget, scope and timeline with well defined deliverables
Project Costs: Range from $8k to $80k; Average: $20k
- Starting prices may be lower for returning customers or continued projects
Ideal Use: Onsite service to identify workflow strategies and conduct gap analysis; improving staff efficiency
Example: Guidance on R&D best practices and methods to streamline automation for improved efficiency; staff training
Fee Structure: Set fee
Benefits: Receive expert guidance that will improve your workflow long term
Project Costs: Range from $8k+; Average: $7.5k
Ideal Use: Our self-service tools/apps allow you to run complex simulations on your car, truck, UAV, etc.
Example: Use our app to upload your CAD, set conditions, run simulations and interpret the results on your own
Fee Structure: Fixed cost per run; pay as you go
Benefits: Cost effective and easy to perform; On demand service with computing power, scalability and storage for large complex simulations
Project Costs: Range from $225 to $2,000; Average: $400
Ideal Use: Serve as a long-term extension of your team; provide ongoing support to your internal resource
Example: Long term strategic consulting where we provide recommendations, troubleshooting and solutions as an integrated part of your team
Fee Structure: Recurring fixed fee (monthly, quarterly or annually)
Benefits: Provides your internal team the ongoing ability to collaborate with experts
Project Costs: Range from $100k to $1M+; Average: $250k
Ideal Use: Provision and support of TotalSim suite of CFD tools and templates using your computer facilities or Cloud
Example: Augment or replace commercial license based tools with license-free, open source tools
Fee Structure: Fixed fee – annual
Benefits: Lower cost option to commercial tools ; Pre-templated examples ; Often used in conjunction with TotalSim outsourced project based work and transitioned to internal work
Project Costs: Range from $20k+; Average: $27.5k
Communication Tools Used to Simplify and Encourage Collaboration
We use the latest collaboration and communication tools to keep you engaged through the CAD creation, simulation and presentation of results. It is our desire to use the tools that you are most comfortable with. These include email updates, file sharing, conference calls, video conferencing and - when appropriate - TS Results: a TotalSim designed app that shares final results.
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