Hi Prezi users
I am a prezi user for years now and appreciated the added value it had compared to power-point.
Lucky I don’t have an automatic payment of my subscription and received a mail to extend my subscription.
But current price level of prezi did wake me up !!! So I went looking for the price evolution, because I expected a lower price due to the benefits of Cloud based software delivery for the supplier.
You have to know that in the past you could buy a license for a specific product and you could use it for years if it suited your requirements. If you were interested in new features you could upgrade or by a new license for the more extended or new product. Licenses were costly at that time. But you, as a customer had full control.
Then came the Cloud evolution. You could use a product based on annual or monthly fee base. Expecting reasonable prices for using the software as the cost of development and deployment using cloud and devops would dropped a 10 fault.
As a prezi customer you become locked-in twice:
- prezi content not reusable elswhere (This point was against my buying principles (would normally never buy it as not “open” but prezi’s features won)
- prezi pricing (higher due to keep developers busy making features only a few % will ever use)
The pro version price evolution:
2015 - 192 per year 2018 - 275 per year
–> in three year we have an increase of 43% !!
While the intention of moving to cloud was to diminish the TCO of the client.
Something is wrong with your pricing strategy.
Anyway, due to this I decided to stop my account after years as you priced yourself out of my league.
Will return back to Power-point (Office 365 Home, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access, for installation on up to five PCs/Macs and five phones – is $100 per year) or a more a honest alternative for prezi
Anway, it was good fun with prezi and enjoyed it a lot using it past years, but now it is time to move on.