I’ve had many conversations since Timeslips recently announced policy changes. After 30 years of being a “Perpetual” product that is owned by the users, Timeslips has announced that moving forward Timeslips Premium (subscription based) will be the only product sold through its direct sales channel. This has caused some confusion for folks. What are the options?
Here’s a quick summary:
Stay with your current version of Timeslips. Currently, Timeslips only supports Timeslips 2019, Timeslips 2020, and Timeslips Premium. Your older version will still work, however you cannot get additional licenses, purchase add-ons, or get official technical support. Timeslips Solution Providers such as Borek Consulting Group can still provide support for your older version. We can generally handle your issues (though there are exceptions, especially with newer Windows or servers.). And if the software breaks due to a Windows Update there may not be many options available.
Upgrade to Timeslips 2020. For a limited time, we can upgrade your existing Timeslips to Timeslips 2020 – the latest (and last) version that is Perpetual (owned) and not subscription. Only Solution Providers can offer this option (not Sage direct). Contact us with the number of licenses you currently have, and we can assist with a quote.
Upgrade to Timeslips Premium. This requires an annual subscription, it includes new features being added to Timeslips Premium several times a year (vs. the once a year upgrade). This is a good option for those who want to be able have a consistent budget each year for software, and/or those who like having the newest features available.
Consider Alternatives to Timeslips. If you are considering cloud based software, or would like to have an all in one solution that has both practice management, and time & billing or accounting, this is a great time for a software evaluation and selection. Borek Consulting provides software selection as a service and we’d be happy to review available options. The initial call is complimentary.
As always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions!