Software Development Costs
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2017
|Software Development Costs [Abstract]|
|Software Development Costs||
4. Software Development Costs
The Company has capitalized certain costs for software developed or obtained for internal use during the application development stage as it relates to specific contracts. The amounts capitalized include external direct costs of services used in developing internal-use software and for payroll and payroll-related costs of employees directly associated with the development activities.
The following table presents details of our software development costs for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016:
Software development costs are being amortized on a straight line basis over their estimated useful life of two years.
During the years ended December 31, 2017, we recorded amortization expense for software development costs of $315,663 and $469,937, respectively which is included in depreciation and amortization in the consolidated statement of operations.
During the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, we recorded impairment charges of $0 and $417,816, respectively, related to our software development costs as a result of customer contracts that became impaired.
The estimated future amortization expense of software development costs as of December 31, 2017 is as follows:
The entire disclosure for research, development, and computer software activities, including contracts and arrangements to be performed for others and with federal government. Includes costs incurred (1) in a planned search or critical investigation aimed at discovery of new knowledge with the hope that such knowledge will be useful in developing a new product or service, a new process or technique, or in bringing about a significant improvement to an existing product or process; or (2) to translate research findings or other knowledge into a plan or design for a new product or process or for a significant improvement to an existing product or process whether intended for sale or the entity's use, during the reporting period charged to research and development projects, including the costs of developing computer software up to the point in time of achieving technological feasibility and in-process research and development acquired in a business combination consummated during the period.
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