Cost To Build Route4Me – Thinking About Cloning Route4Me And Running It In-House?

What Would It Cost to Build Route4Me at Your Company in the USA or Europe (Personnel & Staff Expenses)? Additionally, learn more about the Route4Me route planning software infrastructure hosting and maintenance expenses.

How much it costs to develop an in-house last-mile route optimization software solution like Route4Me.


The annual total cost to build the Route4Me Route Planner as an in-house proprietary system is $6,293,754. In contrast, the cost to subscribe to Route4Me as a SaaS (software-as-a-service) averages about $500 per month, or about $6,000 per year.

It will take 3-5 years to get anything comparable to a production-grade system such as Route4Me. Averaging a minimum annual cost to build a mini-Route4Me business route planner software as an in-house proprietary system will cost at least $20M with a 3-year wait time. In contrast, the cost to subscribe to Route4Me as a SaaS (software-as-a-service) averages about $500 per month, or about $6,000 per year.

The table below provides the average monthly and annual personnel and staff expenses required for developing Route4Me at your company in the USA or Europe (without the cost of finding, hiring, and training new personnel and staff).

Role/PositionCountAnnual HoursDomestic Salary15% Markup10% BonusFully Loaded Annualized Cost (1)Fully Loaded Cost for AllTotal Annual Hours
Chief Technology Officer or VP Engineering12,000$250,000$37,500$25,000$312,500$312,5002,000
Chief Algorithm Scientist12,000$200,000$30,000$20,000$250,000$250,0002,000
Sr. Algorithm Developer12,000$175,000$26,250$17,500$218,750$218,7502,000
QA Manager or Director12,000$125,000$18,750$12,500$156,250$156,2502,000
QA Tester42,000$75,000$11,250$7,500$93,750$375,0008,000
QA Auto testing22,000$110,000$16,500$11,000$137,500$275,0004,000
Sr. Programmer – Front End22,000$100,000$15,000$10,000$125,000$250,0004,000
Sr. Programmer – Backend62,000$150,000$22,500$15,000$187,500$1,125,00012,000
Sr. Programmer – API22,000$150,000$22,500$15,000$187,500$375,0004,000
Database Architect / Enterprise Architect12,000$175,000$26,250$17,500$218,750$218,7502,000
Technical Writer – Customer Documentation12,000$65,000$9,750$6,500$81,250$81,2502,000
Technical Writer – Internal Documentation12,000$65,000$9,750$6,500$81,250$81,2502,000
Sr. UX and UI Designer22,000$110,000$16,500$11,000$137,500$275,0004,000
DevOps Engineer (Backups, Infra, HA, DR, etc.)32,000$120,000$18,000$12,000$150,000$450,0006,000
SecOps Engineer or CISO12,000$180,000$27,000$18,000$225,000$225,0002,000
Sr. Product Manager22,000$125,000$18,750$12,500$156,250$312,5004,000
Sr. Project Manager / Scrum Master22,000$125,000$18,750$12,500$156,250$312,5004,000
Data Analyst / Data Scientist / BI22,000$150,000$22,500$15,000$187,500$375,0004,000
Mobile Programmer (iOS/Android/Both)42,000$125,000$18,750$12,500$156,250$625,0008,000
Annual Costs Without Stock Grants------$6,293,75478,000
Average Hourly Rate------$80.69-


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About Route4Me

Route4Me has over 40,000 customers globally. Route4Me's Android and iPhone mobile apps have been downloaded over 2 million times since 2009. Extremely easy-to-use, Route4Me's apps create optimized routes, synchronize routes to mobile devices, enable communication with drivers and customers, offer turn-by-turn directions, delivery confirmation, and more. Behind the scenes, Route4Me's operational optimization platform combines high-performance algorithms with data science, machine learning, and big data to plan, optimize, and analyze routes of almost any size in real-time.