Beware of lite software

Back in the 1990s software companies embraced lite versions of their software as a means of selling a product for a lower price. To make the lite product they usually took away some valuable facilities. We experimented with this in the early 1990s but dropped it after a year because we found that in vertical markets, such as newsagencies, lite software was no solution.

Small Business owners are not what I would call sophisticated IT purchasers. I don’t mean that in any derogatory way. They do not buy based on a specification or functionality sheet. They buy on sales pitch. This is why newsagents and small businesses generally ought to be very wary of lite software. What is it which has been removed from the regular software to enable the lite version to be sold for so little?

At Tower Systems we do not sell lite software. Our commitment to business outcomes demands that we provide the best solution and this is the complete solutions.

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