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Price of forensic software
Am I missing something? I'm just trying to avoid buying the standard version and later regretting it.
Douglas A. Brush, CFC, EnCE
- Senior Member
When I decided to build a real business around my products, I had to wake up and recognize my development costs and the current market values. Some of my current customers questioned 10-25% price increases each year. I decided to make the increases gradually, rather than all at once.
Having started small, I recognize that a one man business can produce a quality product and higher value than the competition. When a bug is discovered, they take it personally and have more incentive to be responsive to their customers. They also have the flexibility to change a product's direction on a dime and kick out a revolutionary product quickly. If their revenue dips, they can fall back on their day job if they still have one. The business may actually be more stable than a startup, because it doesn't cost much to support a side business.
Unfortunately, it can be hard to tell the difference between a hobby product and a well supported product with a company behind it.
I think $250 is a reasonable price for a product like this. When the product supports more types of files, then it should increase towards an eventual price around $500. $3,000 is for products from large companies that need to support their inflated overhead. You don't always get what you pay for.
Forensic Innovations, Inc.
Rob.Zirnstein @ ForensicInnovations.com