Software Development Agreement

A contract for the development of a software application.

£99.99

Description

Bespoke software is often essential for business and when developing software, the parties concerned need a considerable scope for negotiation but also certainty throughout the development process. Clients will also require considerable control over the development process and will require frequent testing and evaluation opportunities.

A software development agreement will provide for these and many more essential elements in a software development contract between software developers and the clients for whom they are developing the software. Such software may be fully-bespoke, standard software developed by the developer, modified software made by the developer, or a combination. Third-party software may also be included.

Detailed provisions in this agreement set out the parameters of the development project including the specification of the software to be developed, price and payment, the project plan, changes to the software, and acceptance testing. Proprietary rights are carefully guarded with provisions including a detailed confidentiality clause, and comprehensive assignment and licensing provisions which allow the developer to licence and/or assign different parts of the software as agreed.

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