The Problem: Software Cost

Tony Unfried Blog

There is a cost problem that a lot of companies aren’t even aware of as they enter into contracts with Software as a Service (SaaS) providers. Unexpected costs.

As a growing company, it isn’t workable to pay a per a user license rate. To encourage company growth, you want to be looking for a per module contract, versus a per user contract. It doesn’t matter how many employees are using the software because of the costs the same regardless of the number. With Cirrus Security, it no longer matters where locations are, or branches you have because growth is a possibility with our software. When you go with a company that allows you to buy by module, it becomes easy to understand your total software cost.

We want to focus on growth enablement which means not becoming cost prohibitive for the companies who need Cirrus Security most.

It’s a yearly cost regardless of how heavy your software use is. It doesn’t matter how many employees you have, how many forms you submit, there is no sliding scale for cost. It’s a set price per year, or can be broken down by month. you don’t want the cheapest product available, but you don’t need to go with the most expensive software either. We are the most cost competitive with the most functionality available for the money.

The cost kept going us as they added employees, the usage upped to costs. The software was hard to understand. We’ve entered into SaaS contracts ourselves, and have been surprised when we received our first bill. The number wasn’t what we were expecting. The company wasn’t being deceitful in their practices, they explained what they could, but it was hard to understand. If I can give you a flat rate or a yearly fee, that is easy to understand, that’s what I’m going to do. It doesn’t matter how you scale up your company and use the software. We are seeing customers switch to us not only because of how much is easier our overall software is, but because we are so much more cost efficient in the long run.