When choosing software – look for the lowest total cost of ownership

How do we make choice decisions when faced with many software alternatives? The reality is that almost all of our choices are driven by compromises. We trade off price and attributes and we largely underestimate all the hidden costs.

In the automotive world, Toyota has risen to number 1 in the world by dominating this trade-off sweet spot. They started by making their cars absolutely reliable and over time they effectively took away the hassles and stress out of car ownership. Only then did they make the cars bigger and more comfortable, more attractive etc. Toyota’s dominance comes from the ability to deliver a highly desirable product with the lowest total cost of ownership.

Software is another area where there are always trade-offs between functionality (all the bells and whistles that one can wish for) and price. However, in software, there is a huge hidden cost that most people do not see until it is too late. That is the cost of training, software and hardware upgrades, and the most hidden of all the cost, security including hackers, viruses, data theft, backups and data restoration.

Have you heard about the software QuickSchools?

Quickschools.com has been designed and priced  to sit in the  software “sweet-spot.” Quickschools aims to deliver the lowest total cost of ownership by eliminating all of the hidden costs.  Once you are on QuickSchools.com you never have to worry. Not even about software or hardware upgrades, hackers, viruses, or even backing up and restoring data. All of that is done for you by QuickSchools.  Quickschools goes so far that you don’t even need to hire “IT” people or be “IT” savvy. Yet they can still be able to be a world-class school management system.

The role of a school is to educate and not to spend a moment more on worrying about your IT systems. Leave the IT to Quickschools.

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