By Steve Andrew, VP of marketing, North America IFS, www.ifsworld.com
Subscription-based pricing shouldn’t be your only option when choosing cloud-based software.
Legendary retailer Marshall Field attributed his success to the philosophy of “giving the lady what she wants.” Decades later, in the world of enterprise software, the importance of customer choice remains paramount.
And one important choice is whether you pay for your field service management software on a subscription basis or buy it outright. Just because your software is located on servers in the cloud does not mean you need to pay for it by subscription. Field service management software vendors ought to give you a choice: subscription or buying the license outright. There are pluses and minuses to each approach, but your vendor should not make the decision for you.