Simply put – No, there are no obligated ongoing costs associated with your RepoMan installation. You buy it – you own it. Like most software applications, we occasionally release some feature upgrades or enhancements. Upgrades will vary in price depending on the amount of coding required to implement. Some upgrades are simple and we will supply them free of charge. Others are more complex and require time to implement. You have the choice to purchase upgrades or not and when and what you want. There is no obligation to purchase any upgrades if you choose not to – and your RepoMan will continue to run perfectly, as is. In the extremely rare event that a security patch may be required (say for instance; an otherwise unknown web vulnerability is discovered), we will upgrade your RepoMan free of charge.
NOTE: As with any application that requires web access, you will be required to renew (a) your domain name and (b) your web hosting. These are not costs directly associated to RepoMan but are necessary for you to access the RepoMan files hosted on the web server. Domain names can cost as little as $10 per year to renew (generally bi-annual for .com.au domains) and suitable Australian based business grade web hosting can easily be sourced for under $200 per year. We will discuss and assist you with all of the options prior to installation.
You may (very highly recommended) also opt for SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or https access to your RepoMan application. SSL is an additional layer of security encryption, as you would normally see with online banking or most e-commerce payment gateways. Whilst your Repoman application is perfectly secure without SSL encryption, it does provide one additional level of security that will bring you into line with standards used by most financial institutions. Cost of an SSL security certificate can vary dramatcally, depending on the nature of the certificate and from whom it is purchased. Whilst we may be able to source you a FREE SSL certificate (depending on your chosen web hosting), you could reasonably expect to pay around $100 to $200 per year for a quality SSL Certificate issued by a recognised company such as GeoTrust, VeriSign or Thawte. Again, we will assist you in the options available to you should you decide SSL is for you.