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    Monthly subscription Connect Pro

    Hi!

    Short message to sales/headquarter:

    Call me "old fashioned", but...
    Microsoft will not get me to use Office 365...
    Adobe will not get me into Creative Cloud apps...
    I want to pay once for software. I want to own it.

    Therefore "thumbs down" for the decision to introduce a monthly subscription fee for Connect Pro.
    I really would have been ready to pay for otherwise.

    Sorry for not having a positive feedback this time...

    Best regards,
    Matthias

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    They do offer a one time purchase option in the store.

    https://store.newtek.com/index.php/ip/connect-pro.html
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    'the write stuff' SBowie's Avatar
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    Different strokes for different folks ... I also prefer to own my software, though some in the office use (for example) Adobe CC and Office 365. That said, so long as I can buy my software, I see why some prefer the alternative - for example, their need may be temporary, some short term project or other, and the cost of ownership of a given item may not be considered justified.

    In other cases, some institutions simply prefer to budget items on a recurring periodic basis, for their own economic reasons. I can easily foresee a case where I might prefer to 'rent' something for a short term rather than pay the full cost up front for something. I don't think this is a moral issue, just a practical decision each individual should be free to make.

    BTW, obviously for NewTek, in most respects it would be preferable to have your full payment up front; viewed from a certain perspective, this is really just another way to make it possible for more people to have access to the tools when budgets don't allow an outright purchase.
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    Short message to sales/headquarter:

    "Thumbs up" for making the Connect Pro available both as one time purchase and as monthly subscription!
    That covers the different needs and preferences perfectly...

    Role model for other companies! :-)

    Best regards,
    Matthias

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