Curious what is T&M? The time & material (T&M) contract is based on real-time spent on a project and is an hourly basis or man-day rate. T&M is a different approach to a project than using a fixed price model contract. The fixed price contract look less risky; for, you know the aggregate cost of the project before it goes to the next level – development. However, in reality, it’s not beneficial for the employer/owner/investor.

What is T&M

Benefits of a T&M Contract:

The Final Product can be Modified as Needed 

In the T&M contract, as the employer/owner/investor, you can get the product modified as you may require. Because of constant changes in products, it’s important to make the necessary changes in the product to suit the needs of the end user. If the work involves developing a product, there is enough scope to adjust the functionality, or simplifying the product.

Because you Finalize the Product, it’s Per Your Will 

The investor considers the suitability of the product at every stage. This will make it possible for the contractor to make the product exactly what the investor/employer/owner desires.

It Enables Saving 

The employer needs to pay only for the actual project work executed. This will help save time as well as money spent on the project.

Transparency 

A T&M contract allows transparency. The details sent by the contractor with respect to work such as invoices can be easily verified by the employer.

In Which Case Should I Choose a T&M Contract?What is T&M

If you’re an independent contractor, consider T&M contracts if:

If you are a client/employer/investor, and going for a T&M contract, consider these carefully:

Bottom Line

So, what is T&M? Time and Material contracts allow you to pay for materials and labor to be done in a certain amount of time. This is different than fixed-labor contracts because those don’t limit to a certain time frame. DataStreet provides solutions to subcontractors in the field for their T&M contracts and any change orders necessary.