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How long will it take to develop an ERP /CRM/ E-Commerce on the CodeIgniter framework

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We are a team of 2 people, experts in PHP/MySQL/Jquey/CodeIgniter. Our company wants to develop a software that integrates these three aspects: CRM, ERP and E-commerce. The requirements are pretty much the typical:Clients, Products, Stock, Suppliers, Different User Profiles, Potentials. I know are vague, but let's just say we need at least, the minimum typical requirements each aspect ERP CRM E-commerce needs to function decently.

Now, he have never made a software this large before, we know it wont be easy. Having full time to work on it, 2 people, 40 hrs per week, using the CodeIgniter Framework. Is there someone who will help us estimate how long such a system will take?

Thanks in advanced.
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These are huge technologies. Companies like Oracle and MS make a hefty profit off of some quite expensive software in this area.

With 2 fulltime programmers, writing from scratch (not stealing any open source code) you can probably bet a year to 18 months of work, after all of the testing & QA.

That is about as good a guess, given the vague requirement. Good luck!
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Frankly, I'd think it more depends on the way you interact with your clients than on the programming - how well you can ineract with them,
how good is their specification, would not they want to change it in the middle of development (they don't have right, but they may want)
and these things have more variability than devlopment itself. If you need to name a timeline, about a year or little less is probably  a good
number to start.
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