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#1 markusvonkaenel

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 06:17 AM

is there a possibility to rent (like office 365 oder Adobe CC) accordance?

I would like to pay a monthly fee for all hebrew and or rabbinic resources instead.



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Posted 06 August 2016 - 06:39 AM

I think providing this option for those who like it would be fine, but I sure hope I'm never forced into a payment model for Accordance like that for Adobe's products or Microsoft's.


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 07:32 AM

Eric, I agree!


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 07:39 AM

There is a big difference!

 

The MS Office, Adobe CC, etc. is only an App. There you didn't buy contents. In Accordance the App itself cost only ~50$ (with content), the rest is copyrighted content.

 

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 11:18 AM

Our licensing agreements with the publishers do not envision or cover a "rental" program, and renegotiating them all would take a lot of work and time.


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 11:40 AM

thanks, Helen, for explaining the situation.

 

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 04:42 PM

is there a possibility to rent (like office 365 oder Adobe CC) accordance?

I would like to pay a monthly fee for all hebrew and or rabbinic resources instead.

 

I don't understand why anyone would want to pay to not own something.   If you want small monthly payments you could get a credit card, or you could use the instalment plan available through Accordance right? And if you did it this way, you can keep the product for life!



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Posted 09 August 2016 - 05:20 PM

Unfortunately a number of software organisations see it as a way to make money as there are people who dont want to upgrade every time there is a new version.

Avid and adobe have gone down that route so you cant actually buy their software now and subscribing to a monthly rent is the only way, and you loose the ability to edit files if you stop paying. While enough people subscribe, its unlikely they will change their mind and too many people will subscribe, even if reluctantly..

Currently i have the last versions but am worried when i have to upgrade because of new hardware with a later os installed.

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 07:14 PM

Not just that, but the subscription fee for those products, works out the same as if you had purchased the full-product+upgrades as they come out. (so you may as well just have been buying the product full price anyway, except now, you don't own it!)


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 01:16 AM

Honestly I paid a fraction of the cost of 365 for one year to buy the software forever and until the next major release I don't think I'm missing anything.

Seriously though the subscription model is simply a way to get you to pay a lot more for the same stuff you could have bought. Just look at how much other companies cost and then find out how much that would cost you every year and the products you could own for that same price. If you just want access to the Hebrew titles, do you really want to pay a fee for the next 30 years to use them instead of just buying them outright?
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Posted 17 August 2016 - 12:40 PM

I'm actually on a subscription model for MS Office. Yes, it works our about the same as buying an upgrade every two years, but it came with additional advantages. I got Office 365 on my phone, I get updates and new features first, etc.

 

Now, if it turns out the MS doesn't keep adding features or doesn't come out with a new version every two years, I'll reconsider. (I own MS Office 2011.)


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Posted Today, 12:49 AM

Yeah, but I don't need outlook and there are free versions of office for android. So I paid roughly the price for one year of 365 for something I could use the next four or six years without upgrading and I don't have to worry about paying for the subscription forever to keep the software. I think that is the biggest drawback is that once you start the subscription you are forced to continue with it or give up the software. Personally for me the perks never outweigh the need to continue to pay every year. Another benefit is that should something happen that would make it impossibly to pay for a subscription, I still have the program and can use it, whereas if I had a subscription I would lose the ability to use it. (assuming the subscription must be done on a year by year basis.)

It works great fine if you are one of those people who must update every time a new edition comes out and if there are really great features and improvements. But even then I don't think I would participate.

I have made an assumption that it would not be feasable for Accordance to provide their entire library of modules for a reasonable fee. If that could be done I would have to reassess my statemets.

Edited by SimpleTheist, Today, 12:55 AM.





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