October 1, 2018
Dear Valued Client:
We are adjusting pricing on January 1st.
As of January 1, 2019 we will be adjusting our pricing for Design Manager Cloud software as follows:
Pro Cloud Monthly will increase slightly from $49.99 per month to $54.99 per month
Pro Cloud Yearly will increase slightly from $539.99 per year to $593.99 per year
Pro Cloud’s pricing has seen one decrease and one increase in its ten-year history. Eight years ago, in 2011, we decreased the price by 13% and three years ago, in 2016, we increased the price by 9%. Overall, the new price for Pro Cloud Monthly is the exact same price that we launched our cloud software with back in Q2 of 2008. This proves our dedication to keeping these prices as low as possible.
This past year has been tremendous for us in terms of growth. By the end of the year we will have released a native iPhone app, a Product Clipper, a Whiteboard, Autocomplete Searches, an API, and many smaller features along the way. We didn’t stop with just upgrading the software though as we also were able to accomplish a complete overhaul of the cloud infrastructure. We built a new environment from the ground up to be able to accommodate the intricate database and API structure that DM is now built upon. All to bring you the best features, integrations, and speed daily. Accomplishing these goals was aggressive, time consuming, and costly, but we were able to do so by having loyal customers like you by our side.
In addition to these changes, we are incurring increases to the products we license for our infrastructure under Microsoft’s SPLA. Microsoft SPLA prices increased 10%-15% on January 1, 2018 and are increasing 10%-15% again on January 1, 2019.
We will continue to invest in product innovation in the years to come, and we will remain committed to offering both the best product and the best value on the market. We thank you for your loyalty to our software and our company. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Design Manager, Inc.