Planning for Success

 

Projects succeed when everyone is on the same page - when everyone knows what's expected of them, and what they can expect

That's why Aegora is designed from the ground up to ensure all parties have a mutually-agreed, well-defined foundation for success. We do this with contracts, milestones, and payment hold.

Contracts define the scope of work, and the reward

Client interviews consultant
Client offers contract terms

Create a contract with a single click, or add customizable clauses to protect both parties.
As project manager, clients offer contract terms to the consultant they want to hire, during the interview. The consultant can then accept the contract, decline it (ending the interview) or propose modified terms for negotiation. All contracts are protected by Aegora's Universal Contract Terms.

Milestones split the job into bite-size chunks

Contract agreed
Consultant proposes milestones

Milestones minimize risk for client and consultant, as only a fraction of your budget or time is on the line at any one time. Create as few or as many milestones as you like!
As the expert, the consultant proposes milestones to the client after a contract is agreed. The client can then accept the milestone schedule, decline it, or propose modified milestones.

Payment hold secures milestone funds until successful completion

Milestones agreed
First milestone securely funded

Aegora's payment hold system provides peace of mind for everyone. Once milestones are agreed, the client funds the first milestone before the consultant starts work. The funds are held until the consultant completes the milestone.

Consultant completes milestone
Funds released

Once the consultant has completed the milestone satisfactorily ("claims" the milestone) the client releases the funds. The client funds the next milestone, and the cycle repeats until the job is complete.
Clients fund milestones immediately and securely from any credit card. Released funds are sent to consultants as soon as the client accepts the milestone!