- Your software will always remain current – You will constantly have the latest version available to you within the monthly cost that you’re paying. Businesses that renew their software regularly and have to have the latest version will usually be much better off.
- Ability to add and remove licences – Licences can be added or removed on a monthly basis, if you business is expanding or you are not to sure if you will have the need for the software in a few months time then this can be a fantastic option.
- Cash Flow – With no hefty up front cost, the subscription model is much better for cash flow or businesses that can’t afford the upfront cost of some software.
- Not every one needs to upgrade – Many companies don’t actually upgrade their software that regularly, if you only upgrade your software every 4-5 years then you are financially a lot worse off with the subscription model. Some companies just simply don’t need the latest version, or can’t be bothered with the hassle of upgrading and the change involved.
- Payment Issues – Many software vendors cut you off pretty quickly if they fail to collect payment, meaning that you are left unable to access your files.
- Internet goes down – Most subscription software is reliant upon connecting back to the software vendors server to check your licence and subscription is still valid, if for what ever reason your computer is offline for a period of time you may well find that your software will stop working.