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

May 5, 2009

How do we make choice decisions when faced with many alternatives?  The reality is that almost all of our choices are driven by compromises as 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 its cars absolutely reliable and over time they effectively took away the hassles and stress out of car ownership.  Only then did they made the cars bigger and more comfortable, more attractive etc. Toyota’s dominance come from the ability to deliver a highly desirable product with the lowest total cost of ownership.

Software is another area where there is 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 and that is the cost of training, software and hardware upgrades and the most hidden of all the cost of security including hackers, viruses, data theft, back ups and data restoration.

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 about software or hardware upgrades, hackers, viruses, 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 and yet still be able to use 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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