We here at SNAPPS has outlined plans to convert our entire line of AnyPlace™ for Quickr and QuickPlace to free licenses.
From Rob Novak’s blog:
Our products, especially AnyPlace Administrator, have been an entry point for many enterprise customers who have then become high-value consulting or development clients. Making the AnyPlace products free brings down the price barrier to realizing the value of these powerful tools, while expanding the reach of the SNAPPS name throughout IBM’s Lotus Quickr customer enterprises. Our goal is to expand the use of these products by 50 times their level as paid licenses. It’s about giving back, and it’s about ubiquity.
The four products are detailed on the SNAPPS website under “Solutions”, and have trial versions available.
At the same time we are announcing the immediate availability of fully supported subscription versions of the template applications for as little as $1 per user, in addition to new support options for the free versions.
A subscription entitles the subscribing company to benefits usually associated with fully paid licenses – for a fraction of the price – including:
- Unlimited technical support, a helpdesk and escalation system
- A new blog, wiki and documentation site combined with the template website
- Guaranteed first release with new features, and a feature request mechanism
- Guaranteed compatibility with new IBM Lotus Quickr versions within 30 days of their release
Subscription pricing is between $1 and $2 per user, per application, per year depending on the number of subscription units purchased. Custom subscription options are available for modified or combined templates, and QSite is priced at 2x the normal subscription price (QSite includes 10 applications in one).
Is that not great news just before Lotusphere?