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One of the annoying things about a lot of the web apps we cover is that as the size of your team or number of clients changes, you have to keep upgrading or downgrading your plan. So it’s refreshing to see that Cashboard, an invoicing and […]

logoOne of the annoying things about a lot of the web apps we cover is that as the size of your team or number of clients changes, you have to keep upgrading or downgrading your plan. So it’s refreshing to see that Cashboard, an invoicing and time-tracking app we’ve covered previously, has just unveiled a dynamic pricing structure that can adjust as your requirements change. The plan costs a base level of $10 per month, with one employee and one active invoiced client included. Thereafter, each additional active employee costs $5 per month, while each additional active client invoiced costs 25 cents.

Not only does this mean that you no longer have to upgrade or downgrade plans as your client base or team changes size, but it’s also cheaper than comparable offerings from competing products like Harvest and Freshbooks. Hopefully, other web apps will take note and follow suit.

What do you think of Cashboard’s move to dynamic pricing?

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  1. Or you could just use a free one like invoicejournal.com ;-)

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  2. James Jensen Thursday, May 21, 2009

    Extremely innovative! If you think about it all of those price levels can be a rip off.

    I like the idea of paying for only what you use.

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  3. I like paying for what i use and using apps that don’t make me have to think about upgrading/downgrading. Cashboard makes both a reality with the new pricing structure. Automatic scalability is the way all these apps should work. It benefits everyone.

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  4. LiveTimer, the time and expense tracking service, has featured a similar, but even more straightforward and affordable, pricing model since we started charging for our service over a year ago. LiveTimer costs $5 per active user per month, with no limits on clients, projects and tasks.

    I believe that fine-grained, usage-based pricing is the most fair model, and expect other companies to follow suit.

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  5. Different ideas are either innovative, or dumb.. This one is dumb. If I’m making an Invoice, I don’t want to think about whether I’ll be charged 25 cents or not. What if the invoicee is just for testing? What if I later delete it? I agree with Ryan, Free is the way to go, not nickle an diming business owners to death. Stick with Freshbooks or WorkingPoint.

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