Overall happy with how they're conceptualizing the pricing, but it seems like it needs tweaking.
VT>> Glad you liked it. We spent a lot of time to make things both simple and flexible and have a really good step-up model.
They need to break analytics into standard and advanced somehow. Any business needs analytics. Standard analytics needs to be available to SMB & Standard.
VT>> Read above. It's almost 100% certain that Analytics will be available in all versions so not much to worry about on this item.
Standard I'm sure is where they did the most work trying to figure out the right price point - $1999 seems high for the jump from $499. $999 or even $1499 would be better. Maybe with less than unlimited support.
VT>> Changing the price is not an option. $999 or $1499 does not make sense for us, especially in light of our good will to add additional features such as Analytics and Granular Permissions.
As for the Pro editions - Does anyone know the difference between Standard and advanced workflow? I don't have any commercial clients that could afford $8k just to get analytics and "advanced" workflow. (Probably don't have any clients that would pay $8k period :-) )
VT>> Basic workflow – you work with the workflows we ship out of the box. Advanced = you can go wild and create your own workflows, tweak existing ones, etc. We’ll soon make a video/webinar on advanced workflow to give you an idea. You will be blown away. That said, most customers don’t need advanced workflow. And if they do, then they would need to move to the Pro edition.
And I assume for the community edition that "commercial use" would exempt any charity that could tolerate the functionality of CE? How do we define commercial?
VT>> I will try to put it in really simple terms. The basic idea is really simple and fair - if we don't make money, you don't make money. So, if you don't charge for the work done and you are not on salary in the given org amd your customer doesn't make money - Community edition is fine. Examples - you want to create a website for the boy scouts or your kid's soccer team, or you want to create a site for the local community, etc. If you are billing the customer for work and/or the customer is not a non-profit, you need one of the commercial licenses.