Subject: Re: offering pre-purchases
From: "Ben Tilly" <btilly@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 10:38:51 -0700

On 10/8/07, Michael R. Bernstein <michael@fandomhome.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-10-08 at 14:32 -0400, La Monte Henry Piggy Yarroll wrote:
> > >
> > I think I originally learned of this article here in FSB:
> >
> > http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/CamelsandRubberDuckies.html
> >
> > One interesting takeaway from the article is that there is almost no
> > successful software between $1000 and $75000. I don't think the numbers
> > have changed radically since the article was written.
>
> The gap itself hasn't changed much, but software-as-a-service offerings
> do typically scale smoothly through that pricing gap (assumption: the
> numbers are a roughly annual cost) and as a consequence have been
> filling that niche.

You also find per seat licensing costs that fit in that gap.  Of
course the companies involved would like to sell enough seats to an
organization to put them over $75,000...

Cheers,
Ben