Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation Criteria for ColdFusion Development

Adobe's ColdFusion scripting language is popular among websites that connect to databases and run actively on the internet. Many web development companies focus on ColdFusion as a means to design and develop vast websites with different types of functionality. Development in ColdFusion is generally quick using the advanced features set in for development and the benefit of the language being closely related to HTML.

Our evaluation criteria is based on industry standards and what the customer expects from a ColdFusion development company. We talk to customers both past and present to understand their experiences with different ColdFusion development agencies to better understand their needs and expectations and to understand the services provided.

The first criterion reviewed is application performance. We evaluate the vendor’s ability to produce a quality product and their ability to recognize if it is ready to deploy or if it needs more time spent on it to prevent unwanted issues.

Next we focus on the database performance of the development work. How is the code able to communicate with databases and how fast is it able to send and receive information on the website?

Our research team then focuses on customer support to review how a vendor interacts with their clients and how they deal with issues that arise with their customers. We base this on our evaluations obtained from past and present clients of each vendor.

Consultation service is the fourth aspect of our evaluation. We assess the vendor’s use of consultation to develop an effective strategy and to gain an understanding of the client’s needs.

Finally, the speed of development is also a key factor reviewed by us in application development. Is the vendor able to provide services at a pace of speed that provides quality in a timely fashion?

General Queries:


  • What type of needs analysis was conducted before work initiated?
  • What type of a ROI were you anticipating, what was achieved and in what time frame?
  • What would be 3 things you would change about your experience?
  • What was your total investment?
  • Rate your overall experience (1-10; 10 being the highest).


Project Specific Queries:


  • What form of planning and strategy was undertaken by the agency before they started on your project?
  • How much guidance did the web development company provide during the planning stages?
  • How long did it take for your website to reach final completion?
  • Did the web development company provide an analysis of features and make suggestions for improvements?
  • Did the web development company assist with implementation or hosting for the project?  



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