I'm wondering if someone can explain to me why, with inflation averaging 1% over the past year, we are going to be stung for an average price rise from PTP/IRIS of 5% in the coming renewal season (CT package up 7.42%). Perhaps someone with more time can write an article on it and ask other providers for their increases too to see how the industry as a whole views it's 'customers'. Prisoners, more like, with a 3 month renewal notice period that ends at the end of January...
Every year the price has jumped. I don't want or need 90% of the features and probably 100% of whatever they tacked on this year. Most of the cost in developing software was in that first stage, now they are just tinkering every year to adjust for tax changes etc but the fundamentals remain the same.
For my small practice this is a major cost, but I feel as if they have me over a barrel as changing would involve database transfers and garbled information! If only we could as glibly rises prices as much as the software providers have over the years...
I managed to get a quote from IRIS for OpenTax (which is bundled with the PTP software that I use).
Total cost of PTP software excluding accounts production, £1,543.50 plus VAT.
Total cost of IRIS OPENtax for PT100 etc. £1,165 plus VAT
I've never asked for or wanted IRIS OPENtax. Stripping access to that out the PTP software is valued at £378.50!
No wonder the price of PTP software keeps rising so much- I wonder if they will offer me a price excluding IRIS OpenTax??
If they do I'll be sure to post about it!
Got a reply. No option for a lower price without it as it is included whether you want it or not. What a way to run a company.
The attitude seems to be 'take it or leave it'. Guesses as to which way I'm leaning this year, even with all the extra work that will entail...