Software by the month

Recognising the difficult economic times, a business software provider has made a monthly payment plan via direct debit available to end users
Sage has announced changes that will allow businesses to pay their annual software assurance renewals on a monthly basis. The company introduced the new flexible price structure in response to feedback from its business community that customers are looking for a more cost-effective and flexible option for software payments in the current economic climate.
The current economic climate has made cashflow management a priority, thus adversely affecting opportunities tied to substantial up-front payments. Customers are requesting pricing plans with greater flexibility that allow businesses to continue to invest in software solutions to prepare for growth times.
Under the new program, customers can pay annual fees via direct debit, with the program available immediately. Sage products eligible include: Sage Accpac ERP, Sage Pro ERP, Sage ERP X3, SageCRM, Sage SalesLogix, and Sage Timberline.
“Our business partner community told us that customers are looking for more cost effective and flexible options for software payments in the current economic climate” said Mike Lorge, managing director of Sage Business Solutions Australia and New Zealand.
“The greater flexibility, now incorporated in our software assurance renewals payment plan option, will help businesses preserve cash flow, crucial in the current economic climate.” Lorge said.
Key details of the Software Assurance monthly payment plan include the following:
  • The renewal price will be calculated on the full value plus a 10% admin fee, with payments pro-rated over 12 months.
  • The program will feature an automatic roll-over at the end of the term.
  • Direct debit payment is available for Australian end users only – direct debit payment availability for New Zealand end users is planned for the 2nd phase of the program.

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