In 2022 BVSTools will be increasing their software and consulting prices. As we all know, the last couple of years (and still some to come) have been very out of the ordinary causing quite a bit of inflation increasing the prices of most things, especially the cost of doing business. That on top with the ever changing Sales Tax laws in each state, and the monitoring, paperwork and investigation of this since the Wayfair vs. SD ruling, our accounting costs continue to be a large burden to stay compliant.
In order to be transparent we are letting customer know a few months ahead of time in case anyone will need a quote for future budgets in 2022 and beyond.
Right now the prices are 99 cents a day for the majority of software titles. Beginning in January 2022, as of now and depending on where and how fast inflation continues to climb, we are estimating that this will go up to $1.15 a day, an increase of about $54 dollars a year per title. We feel that this is still a very low price and easily competitive with the industry prices and will help us continue to be able to offer the excellent software, support and updates that most of you expect from BVSTools.
As for consulting, currently we are charging $150 an hour and this will increase to $165 an hour. We will also begin billing for support that is related to systems operations and not our software. For example, library list manipulation, job log creation, troubleshooting, etc. These instances will be billed at a minimum of 1 hour for each instance via phone or email contact.
Of course, we also still allow customer to purchase licenses for up to 3 years in advance, so that is also an option if you wish to renew before the coming new year.