The last few months has seen our Product Team working on ways to provide a clearer and more targeted collection of Saasu subscription plans. We are pleased to announce that these new plans and changes will come into effect in the April Product Update (3rd April 2012 at 9.30pm AEST).
We will still have 4 plans but instead of the current ones – Accountants Edition, Professional, Global and Enterprise – the new plans will be Extra Small, Small, Medium and Large. The existing Accountants Edition will be renamed Small and will now be available to all customers. The current Professional and Global Plans will be consolidated into the Medium Plan. The existing Enterprise Plan will be renamed Large. The newest addition to our subscriptions will be the XS (Extra Small) Plan which is targeted at the sole trader or micro business.
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The existing plan names had sometimes been confusing for customers and the move to more generic naming should allow new and existing customers have a clearer idea of where each of the plans is positioned. The software, clothing and food industries have all adopted this globally understood model.
Full details of the pricing and functionality of the new plans is available on the Saasu website.
On January 1st this year the Free Plan (Less than 20 Transactions/Month) was replaced with a Trial Plan.
Free files that were created prior to 1st January, 2012 will be migrated to the Extra Small Plan. The expiry date for this file will be set to your current subscription expiry or, if you don’t have any paid files, the expiry will be 1st January, 2013.
In order to defer the price changes and extend the expiry you have the option to renew your subscription between now and April 3rd, 2012.
Free Trial files created between 1st January and 30th March this year will have the expiry date set to 30th April, 2012.
So why the change? Saasu feels that accounting with bank and other data feeds is now essential for efficient bookkeeping. We want to focus our development energy on supporting products backed by this kind of feature. Getting this data has real costs for Saasu. We feel this is still an extremely cheap alternative at $9 per month. We believe if you value your time you will appreciate this.
The 30-Day Trial option lets prospective customers trial the Saasu application at whichever level they wish (Extra Small, Small, Medium or Large). Previously if a customer wanted to trial the functionality of the Enterprise or Global plan they were required to sign up and pay for 1 month. This is no longer the case.
The consolidation of the Professional and Global Plans into the Medium Plan allows customers on this plan to turn on multi-currency in the Settings area, if you wish to use it.
After 3 years of price stability Saasu has added a lot of features. This change will also provide broader customer access to Saasu’s renowned passionate phone support, where previously this was limited to higher plans. Saasu continues to be a lot better value than competitor products for our feature set.
We are keen to provide the functionality available in the Large Plan including serialised inventory, customised reports, KPI reports and consolidated reports to a broader range of customers. As such we have made the price of this plan more accessible.
As always the Saasu Service Team are available to answer your questions and you are welcome to contact us if you require any additional information.