Easy Payment Options - Subscription & Rental


Easy Payment Options - Subscription & Rental

Software Subscription Model

Megabus elected to move to a subscription based pricing model in 2000. This decision in part was based upon Megabus providing to customers a more transparent view of the costs associated with the development of software products.

One of the main misconceptions in the market place is that purchase of a license for software means that you own that software. This is a false assumption as the license remains the property of the development company. For example, when you purchase a Windows application, you are buying the right to use that software into perpetuity, however as you know; the software quickly becomes obsolete and unsupportable, requiring the inevitable purchase of the latest version of the software to continue to operate when you upgrade new equipment from time to time. This equipment could simply be a new printer, or the latest backup device.

The challenge for Megabus is not only to keep pace with technological change in the underlying software operating systems, but to also continue to develop and supply leading edge POS and integrated Back Office functionality that provides a compelling solution to the marketplace.

Megabus can only do this with continued re-investment in its development of products specifically catered to the Australian market and its ever changing conditions.

Q. How long is the subscription period?

A. 48 months

Q. What are the benefits of the Megabus subscription model?

A. There are numerous benefits, including:

  • Megabus will not be knocking on your door in 3 or 4 years time to sell you the latest version; you'll always have access to the latest version of software.
  • The Megabus subscription includes SoftCare (see separate information sheet for detail).
  • Keep pace with technological change as all upgrades are covered by SoftCare.
  • Fast Return on Investment and you can expand the software as your business grows or needs change.
  • You have a fixed IT expense for the whole term of the subscription allowing you to properly budget your expenditure.
  • Low Point of entry with no up-front cost.

Q. Are Subscription payments tax deductible?
A. Yes, Subscription payments are in most circumstances tax deductible up to 100%, as long as it is for business use