Software pricing can be tricky especially if your are a newbie in the system. Countless time people often feels that they know don’t what they are paying for. Pricing model are low on start but accrues over time making us feel trapped in something we don’t even understand how it works. Quickly i will show you all the school management software pricing model and their benefits, so you can make the right choices.
1. Per student
Most school management vendor uses this model. Mostly in Nigeria, schools pays a specific fee on each students per term, to gain access to the software. With this model, school will bother less about maintenance and updates, and focus really on what matters. This model makes the vendor more proactive in responding to support, because of the ongoing relationship between the vendor and the school, that gives school much right to terminate the program any time it feels it’s purpose is no longer served.
In monthly payment, you pay a specific amount every month. This model is very tricky. Schools don’t understand how the cost are measured, this make them prone to sudden price hike that may not be attributed to anything. The advantage of this model, it comes with full support, like Per Student. Schools will worry less about maintenance and update because they are controlled by the vendor.
3. One Time
You own the software. In this model you outrightly buys the software from the vendor. To buy software outrightly cost much at first but it’s cost effective over time, because you don’t have any accrues payment over time. In this model, your school takes care of most of maintenance and the update are not regular. Support also might not be very proactive, because the vendor feels he has handed everything over to your school.
There are really no easy model, all have it’s disadvantage which ranges from cost to maintenance but i recommend Per Student model, you are not left to maintain and support the software all by yourself, you just leave that to the vendor so you can focus on doing your job better.