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Black Friday 25% discount code & License price changes

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Black Friday 25% discount code

License changes 1st December 2017

Single Property : up from 72€ to 82€
Portal : Adios
Developer : up from 174€ to 199€
Lifetime : up from 1092€ to 1399€

Subscription prices remain at 29€ per month

The longer story

First, let's do the good stuff

This year's Black Friday discount code is EMWQWCNLUZ

Use this when purchasing a Jomres Developer license to get a 25% discount on the cost of a license. The discount code is valid from 15th November 2017 to the 24th November 2017.

This year has been a tough year for Jomres.

The changing nature of the CMS marketplace has resulted in a slight downturn in the number of sales of Jomres and given that we operate on extremely thin margins this has forced me to try a variety of different strategies over the last 9 months to generate more business. One of the options that I experimented with was the Zero license, which offered Jomres without any support whatsoever. This was semi-successful in that it generated sales, however not enough to keep offering the license so I had to drop it.

Through some trial and error and analysis over the early summer I realised that the only realistic solution was to pivot Jomres to become primarily a subscription product.

Our userbase is split broadly into two groups. Those designers who purchase Jomres for single projects, typically for a client. Once the job is complete these developers then move on to pastures new, never to return. For them, one-off licenses are their best option.
The other group are the users who continue to use Jomres as it's intended, as a complete booking portal. These are the people who appear time and again on the tickets, forum and github. They're the users who offer suggestions, find bugs and request features and basically talk to us regularly. I value these users very highly as they help guide Jomres' future direction. They also want to take advantage of the latest and greatest versions of Jomres so for them a subscription license makes much more sense.

I came to the conclusion that a reasonable monthly cost of Jomres is 29€ per month. I arrived at that figure because (the old Starter license, which was the most popular ) 199 / 6 (months) = 33€, therefore it made sense to make the subscription 29€ because it'd be cheaper over the same time-period. Given that Jomres, when used properly, can make you a significant amount of money, that 29€ quickly becomes a tiny drop in the ocean for you.

To prepare the ground for the subscription, a new Developer license was set at 174€, and other licenses take their cue from that price. I made a variety of adjustments to our licensing software and changed some of the one-off licenses so that you can now have what's currently known as the Single property license ( which has plugins that are only relevant to sites with one property on them ), the Portal license, which has a number of both single property and portal specific plugins, and the Developer license, which is effectively the same as the old Starter license with all plugins but offers unlimited support. All of these licenses are valid for 6 months. The exception to this is the Lifetime license, which is currently available for 1,092€ ( 174€ * 2 (6 month periods) * 4 (years) - 300€ (discount) ).

At the same time I rolled out functionality that makes it extremely easy to get a trial and subscription license, both through Jomres Core itself and on the Jomres.net website ( it was also a great opportunity to experiment with the vueJS javascript framework ). This license offers a free 30 day trial which automatically switches over to a Developer Subscription license after 30 days. In a departure from the past, I decided that we would no longer use Ioncube encoders in subscriptions, so code downloaded as part of subscription licenses is 100% open source.

Now that the subscription price and functionality has been nailed down hard I want to give our users an incentive to switch to subscriptions instead of purchasing the one-off Developer license. To this end on the first of December I will be making some adjustments to the one-off license prices. The Developer license will be returning to the original price of 199€, and the Single Property license will rise to 82€. The Lifetime license will rise to 1399€. The Portal license will no longer be available, it's too similar to the Developer license and the majority of users purchasing it have not been aware that it doesn't offer the complete plugin set that the Developer license does. It makes sense to drop it altogether.

To further cement the fact that we want users to opt for a subscription instead of a one-off license, none of the one-off licenses have renewal options.


What happens with the older Starter, Business or Enterprise licenses?

When they purchased, purchasers were shown renewal prices. In my mind this amounts to a promise that they will be able to purchase renewals some time in the future and to not offer renewals to them would, for me, be a breach of trust. I will continue to offer these users renewal licenses until the end of July 2018.

 

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ABOUT US

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Developed and maintained by Vince Wooll and Aladar Barthi, Jomres was initially conceived in early 2005 as a Mambo based solution to a client’s hotel management needs. While it wasn't originally expected to be an online booking system it quickly morphed into one as users requested more and more features.

As the number of feature requests grew Vince knew that he would need to dedicate more time to the project and in July 2005 Jomres was formally released as a commercial project. Since then, Jomres has become one of Mambo’s, and now Joomla’s, longest running projects. It has survived various versions of Mambo, then Joomla 1.0, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.

Aladar joined the project in 2010 after using Jomres for his own projects. He was active on the forum, helping other members of the community and eventually Vince invited him to join the team. He has since become an integral part of the project and has contributed significantly to it's development over the years.

Whilst not formally part of the Jomres project, Rodrigo Rocco and the team have become firm friends. Rod is a freelancer who specialises in doing custom work for Jomres users and developing custom plugins for the system that take advantage of it's modular design. He has built many useful extensions including his fabulous new Valentina Template Package.

 

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