Friday, June 8, 2012

Software companies should publish pricing

Why do software companies hide their pricing information? The cynic in me says they do this so they can size you up as a customer to figure out how much you can pay. Fine, whatever. But at least provide some sort of pricing information (server licenses, CALs, etc) to give me an idea of how this thing will be bought. And I shouldn't have to call you up to find this out.

Some vendors seem dead set against suggesting that you can even buy their software. Nowhere on the site is a link to buy the product. I guess they expect me to use their contact us link.