Niakwa On-Line News Brief
Volume 4 No. 11 Community News & Information May 31, 2000
In this Issue:
* PRICE CHANGE DELAY
As announced in On-Line News Brief Vol. 4 No. 7 of April 20, 2000, Niakwa intended to change our prices June 1, 2000. The price change is being delayed slightly to give us time to adapt our pricing model to certain requests from you, our resellers.
For example, we have decided to implement a much-requested change of our user counts from the current 1, 3, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, etc., to 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, 25, 50, 100, etc. This will bring NPL licensing more in line with most operating system licenses (Novell, SCO, and Microsoft). This will impact end-users in varying ways. For example, an end-user that just needs 4 users will have to purchase a 5 user license, which would be priced somewhat higher due to the additional user, so it may feel like a price increase. For others, it will feel like a price decrease. For example, an end-user who just needs 10 users can now purchase a 10-user license instead of a 16-user license. We have also decided to add a new 3- User to Groups 4 and 5, so that provides yet another option for your smaller end-users.
Some related details include: when a current RunTime in the field performs a revision upgrade, they may stay at their current user count if desired, and pricing methods for user count upgrades remains the same.
We hope that this change will eliminate confusion that may have been generated for the end-user (why do I have to buy a Niakwa 8-user when I have an NT 10-user?), and it will help you in your sales efforts.
We hope to have this and the other changes finalized soon. We will keep you informed.