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Old 4/20/18, 5:48 PM
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Default Hey Spectora.... what's it cost and what do I get?

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Old 4/20/18, 6:54 PM
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Default Re: Hey Spectora.... what's it cost and what do I get?

Here is what you get (I'm quoting many of our users)

Time - Spectora inspectors say they get time back with their families since they are writing most of their report on-site. Others are doing up to 4 inspections a day.

Money - Save money by not having to use multiple platforms to run your business.

Innovation - We've been around for a year and a half and look what we've done. We're going to continue to innovate and push the industry forward.

Online scheduling and business tools - Everything you need to run your inspection business. Online booking, metrics, automated emails, and report delivery.

A clean user experience - We've invested significantly in a modern, easy-to-use experience on mobile and desktop.

Unlimited cloud storage - Included in our flat-rate, grandfathered-for-life pricing.

Marketing tools - We are constantly making articles and videos to help you market to agents and clients.

Responsive customer service - We pride ourselves on quick responses and solutions.

A vibrant, positive community - We've tended to attract the positive, upbeat, competitive inspector. New or experienced, our inspectors are first-class. They help each other, share templates, ideas and most importantly support each other to become better. They're pretty funny too.

Check out our pricing page for our latest pricing. We grandfather pricing for life so no matter how good the software gets or how many inspections you do it's the same price.
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Old 4/20/18, 9:21 PM
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You don't seem to offer a own-it-outright option.
I hate subscription based software models.

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Old 4/20/18, 10:44 PM
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You don't seem to offer a own-it-outright option.
I hate subscription based software models.

Dom.
Me too. They're a HUGE Money Pit.
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Old 4/20/18, 11:28 PM
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You don't seem to offer a own-it-outright option.
I hate subscription based software models.

Dom.
So you bought your software once and never upgraded for a fee? Or do you use cloud services that have a monthly fee?




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Old 4/21/18, 7:01 AM
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I've seen mention of "referral" money. What's that all about?



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Old 4/21/18, 7:55 AM
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So you bought your software once and never upgraded for a fee? Or do you use cloud services that have a monthly fee?
Yes, I use a cloud delivery system.
That system does have an annual fee. However, I can end that component anytime, and still use the inspection software without perpetual monthly fees.

Additionally, after more than 15 years with my current software, all the updates and fees I have paid pale in comparison to the staggering $14,000 Spectora would cost for the exact same timeframe, based on the current rates published on their site.

They may make fantastic software, I don't know. I do know that I hate subscription based software models, with no way to stop paying the vendor.


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Old 4/21/18, 1:16 PM
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They may make fantastic software, I don't know. I do know that I hate subscription based software models, with no way to stop paying the vendor.

Dom.
Fair enough. We all know now that you won't be using Spectora. Cool.




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Old 4/21/18, 3:18 PM
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Fair enough. We all know now that you won't be using Spectora. Cool.
Well that's a bit antagonistic, isn't it?

I only commented about the pricing model, never said "boo" about the actual product. There are days when I would love to get rid of the system I use now.

I imagine the owners of the software appreciate the feedback, at least a bit more than you do anyway.

Try to keep an open mind...



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Old 4/21/18, 7:16 PM
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Well that's a bit antagonistic, isn't it?

I only commented about the pricing model, never said "boo" about the actual product. There are days when I would love to get rid of the system I use now.

I imagine the owners of the software appreciate the feedback, at least a bit more than you do anyway.

Try to keep an open mind...
Kind of interesting how defensive a 'user' gets over a differing opinion. Sounds like someone is too heavily invested with no easy way out, or... could it be the momma bear defense of the 'referral' fee that nobody wants to admit to or talk about?



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Old 4/21/18, 7:21 PM
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Try to keep an open mind...
I have quite an open mind, especially when responding to someone who is passive aggressive in his comments. You now have spent several posts claiming about some underlying motive to positive reviews and how the subscription model will never work for you. Not exactly productive there Dom.

But you keep on with your insinuation and cloaked negativity while trying to make it like I'm doing the same. You will never see me in other software forums posting why I hate something about it or its business practices.




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Old 4/21/18, 8:07 PM
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I have quite an open mind, especially when responding to someone who is passive aggressive in his comments. You now have spent several posts claiming about some underlying motive to positive reviews and how the subscription model will never work for you. Not exactly productive there Dom.
You're wound up way too tight, it seems.
There's no "passive aggressive" here; and no "underlying motive" other to express an opinion about pricing models.

As to it being "productive", well I imagine if enough inspectors feel the same way, and the owners listen, perhaps they will offer an alternative pricing option. And if not, maybe I'm in the minority and market forces will dictate the outcome. Who can say.

Other than that, and with no hidden agendas and passive whatever, you can carry on.

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Old 4/21/18, 8:30 PM
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You're wound up way too tight, it seems.
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I had a good laugh at that.




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Old 4/21/18, 8:46 PM
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The cost is worth every penny! I do not mind a monthly service it makes my business better!



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Old 4/21/18, 10:32 PM
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The cost is worth every penny! I do not mind a monthly service it makes my business better!
Better than what? What were you using before?



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