Originally Posted by DelectabilityCakes
So what happens when you make a new release each year... just going to up the price again or once you guys have all the features it will settle on something?
I want the software but I don't want to buy it and then have a bunch of new things come out but I guess if the upgrade price is the difference between the new and old customers then it's not a big deal.. it would be if new installations were 150 and upgrade was 150... or even 100...
Are we planning any new developments or changes? Or taking suggestions on it?
I really really want an office inventory system in there.. I don't know if it has that feature.. where I can keep track of all of the pans, tools, cutters, etc..
I can't really speak for Kelley, BUT I can speak from experience with this company...
Cake Boss has been around for a few years and this is the first New version they have produced, it is almost a totally new program so yes the new fee is justified. I can also say that I bought the original verson and there were quite a few minor upgrades and one major module created and updated at NO CHARGE! Not to mention you do not have to pay a separate fee for tech support. That in of itself makes it the most economical bakery management software on the market.
Before I purchased Cake Boss, the only bakery management software I found cost over $3000 and was designed for mass production bakeries, so not what I was looking for or even able to afford. The beauty of Cake Boss is that large bakeries and the home hobbiest can use this product and it is an amazingly affordable program. If you have the old version you can continue to use if and elect not to upgrade. Just like Quickbooks, every year Quickbooks comes out with a newer version, most times the only change is the esthetics and nothing more, and they want to charge you $300 for it. But you don't have to purchase the new one. I have been using the same Quickbooks program since 2000 no need to upgrade. You aren't being forced to upgrade from the first version of Cake Boss, but you expect to get a major rewrite (which by the way was requested by most the users of CB asking for these improvements and Kelley listened) out of which a phenominal product emerged for free is unrealistic. I can equate that to a cake client wanting to purchase a 3 tier cake with all the bells & whistles, but only wanting pay your base price that is quoted before all the embellishents are added. Can you see the correlation? Also, It was 3 years before they came out with a new version, and this one is so complete it might be a few more years before there will be a need to rewrite a new version completely.