InfoAnywhere was priced with the limited budgets of not-for-profit organizations in mind. The cost is quite reasonable and will pay for itself many times over, once your organization realizes how much time is saved by using InfoAnywhere.
We understand that we are working with not-for-profit organizations who work hard to bring in their revenues. We also want as much of that money to stay in the hands of hospice organizations as possible. To that end, we have implemented a no-nickel-and-diming policy when it comes to pricing. When you acquire InfoAnywhere for your organization, you get everything, not a single function is held back. Client and Volunteer management - included. Fundraising module - Free. Advanced reporting functionality with 3rd party integration - no extra cost. Access from home for Volunteers to enter their hours - no cost there either. There are no additional "modules" to buy, no add-on pricing, no overage charges, no additional charges based on use or number of records in the system -- there is even no extra charge when you use features that cost us money, such as faxing, sms, emailing and document storage! Our simple pricing model: we charge a small monthly fee for each administrative user, and a reasonable fee for each residence bed at your hospice. Small hospices pay less - larger hospices pay more. The pricing scales with the size, budget and value delivered to your organization so its affordable for all.
Enterprise Grade Technology And Support, Without The Cost
Being the primary information management solution for your organization, we need to make sure that the system is secure, always available, backed up, and well supported. To do this, we incur large expenses related to server infrastructure, backup servers, data storage, 3rd party communications integrations, 24/7 storage, security audits, enterprise grade software licenses, and more! Even though we incur all these costs, we still bring InfoAnywhere to you at a price that your not-for-profit can afford.
Return On Investment
When deciding on a price that would be sufficient to cover the costs in providing the service, while being affordable to individual organizations, we decided to approach from the view of the hospice organizations using the system. If using the system enables a coordinator to spend another 30 minutes a day with clients (or administrator is able to save this time using the admin features of the program), that equates to 2.5 hours a week or 10 hours a month. What is the the cost of 10 hours? Lets choose a conservative average hourly wage of $40 per hour after benefits, holiday/sick days, payroll costs, etc. That is at least $400 per month worth of additional time spent with clients PER STAFF member. So it would make sense then that if the system was $400 per month per coordinator, it would be a worthwhile investment. We wanted to make the system far-cheaper than this, however, to ensure it would remain in reach of all hospices: so we made it less than 1/8th of this cost.
Development of InfoAnywhere started in 2002 as a volunteer project and was never created to be a money-making venture. Every year thousands of hours of maintenance, support and continued development are required for the continued operation of the system. Considering the tens-of-thousands of hours of development effort that went into this system, it is important to consider that if this system were to be designed for a for-profit commercial venture, the cost would have been absolutely prohibitive. Due to the fact that this system has been built specifically for hospices, using HPCO procedures, OHRS/MIS reporting, and CRA receipting, there is a relatively small potential-user base for the software. This explains why there are no competitors to the InfoAnywhere software. It is not a commercially-viable software to create as its true costs and value are not affordable to any not-for-profit hospice organization.
Through dedication and belief in the hospice cause, development, support and maintenance work is done as economically as possible so that any hospice can afford the small financial contribution required to sustain the software.
Even though the system is in use by over half of Ontario hospices, it exists now as a system that has the potential to help many more organizations, staff and clients, if rolled out further across the Hospice community.
InfoAnywhere is developed and maintained by a full-time IT consulting firm: Exabit Consulting. This speaks to the high quality of service and the high-availability of service that you will receive from the InfoAnywhere system. Continued development of this system is done as time permits while Maintenance and support of the system is done as-required, which results in having to reduce our commercial client load to accommodate InfoAnywhere. Additionally, since this is a mission critical application for all hospice users, we want the data to be available and secure, which requires expensive servers and high quality internet connectivity for those servers.
These costs add up to an amount that necessitates sharing amongst the users of the system in order for it to be properly maintained as a system that can be reliably used for years to come. We felt that the best approach is by user whereby larger hospices will contribute more based on their larger user population (and proportionately larger benefit) and smaller hospices will contribute less. All will benefit from this state-of-the-art system - it will become, we hope, "a tide that raises all boats" regardless of size.
We believe that InfoAnywhere will be a great tool for your organization, and do not want anyone to miss out on its benefits due to financial constraints. We recognize that hospices are not-for-profits with limited budgets and have priced the system as aggressively as possible in order to make it affordable for organizations of all sizes. Making the system too inexpensive, however, would compromise our ability to be able afford to bring you the level of support, service stability, upgrades, and product quality that you expect from a mission-critical system such as this. That being said, if the reason your organization is not able to implement InfoAnywhere is purely financial, please contact us to discuss alternative payment solutions, discounting/waiving of set-up fees, deferral of payments, or other adjustments to make the system fit within your budget. .
This fee can vary based on how the training is done, where it is done, and how long it takes the individual members to become comfortable with the system. A reasonable estimate for this would be to budget for one full day of training at a cost of about $1000 per day plus travel expenses where applicable. For typical estimates of how much training time is required please see the training page for details. To save costs, multiple organizations can share one training session and split the cost. Remote-training is also available for those organizations who are far from the GTA and would like to save any travel / accommodation costs. Using our remote training service, we would remotely control your computer so that we can both share the same screen at the same time and demonstrate what is happening (this screen may be connected to a projector on your side for training in a group). Additionally, we will speak over the phone (we will pay the long distance charges) so we may have a 2-way dialog and ensure that the system is well-understood. This is a great alternative for training new staff, or having a refresher for existing staff, as there is no minimum-time requirement and no travel expenses. See training page for details.
We are happy to offer reasonable amounts of phone, email or forum-based technical support service to all our organizations' internal support users at no cost!.
Data-Import Costs (Optional)
If your hospice is currently using a computerized database, spreadsheet, or tracking system, we may be able to extract the data from that system and import it into InfoAnywhere. Costs for this service are billed hourly, and time consumption may vary depending on the quality of data exported and the amount of data requiring import.
Customization/Enhancement Costs (Optional)
These costs are now EXTREMELY rare. The system is so robust already that it is rare that we do not have a feature that you may be looking for. If desired, certain parts of the program can be changed, enhanced, or entirely new components can be created for your use. Development time for these customizations will be quoted on a case-by-case basis. One of the benefits of a shared system like this is that if any organization pays to have part of the system modified or a new portion created, in true Hospice spirit, these enhancements will be available to all other organizations at no extra cost. This way, the system will be constantly being improved and enhanced, and since there is no disadvantage to the one paying for the enhancement, all will benefit from its creation.
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The price of the InfoAnywhere system is tailored to each individual organization based on how many users it has, what kinds of services are being provided and what kind of training/integration is needed. To get pricing information, please click here.
Thousands of happy users!
Just see what these users have to say about how InfoAnywhere has improved their role and organizations.
"Let me say I love the InfoAnywhere platform! Our volunteers are finally being introduced to their ability to log their own hours, and sign agreements online... brilliant!"
"Award Winning Innovation"
"Proud Recipient of The Second Annual David Chilton Memorial Award Recognizing Leadership and Innovation in the Hospice Palliative Care Movement for the development of Hospice InfoAnywhere"
David Chilton Memorial Award
Recognizing Innovation for Hospice
"Amazing addition to hospice care!"
"I am truly grateful to all those that have helped create and maintain this system! It has made documenting so much faster and more organized. This allows the staff to spend more time with our patients and their families which is one of the key components to the hospice philosophy. Looking forward to growing with this system!"
Vancouver Hospice Society
"Attention to detail"
"I'm accustomed (in the past) to dealing with huge software developers, whose attention to detail and willingness to give flexibility to the client in terms of fields, labeling, process etc is simply not as responsive as you are."
Oak Ridges Hospice
"I love it!"
"I find the more I use the system the more I love it... huge thank yous."
Home Hospice North Lanark
"WOW!!! What a great system"
"We are very impressed with the system as a whole and are getting used to finding our way around. The dashboard is great as a launch pad and the staff think it’s great how little paperwork they seem to be doing (writing as well as re-stocking forms) Everyone is cautiously optimistic that in a few weeks, they’ll be old pros. WOW!!! What a great system you have created. I and the trees (paper) thank you! Oh ya-and patient safety."
St. Joseph's Hospice London
"The best database system for hospices"
"I truly believe it is, by far, the best database system available for hospices. I have been following its development from the beginning and am thoroughly impressed with its capabilities."
"InfoAnywhere keeps coming up with these amazing and helpful tools!!!"
Philip Aziz Centre
"I love it ... I am a true fan"
"Thank you so much for making it! It is so clear, intuitive, relevant and the training videos are great! I previously had used [a competitive product] and this is just so much better in every single way!"
"So comprehensive and thoughtful"
"I just wanted to congratulate you on your amazing library of instructional videos. You have done a great job - they are so informative and helpful! Thank you for creating these great references. You have done great work in the development of this software - so comprehensive and thoughtful."
Oak Ridges Hospice
"Your software will help to create our process infrastructure"
"You have so obviously paid attention to the needs and process flows of hospices, it really shows. For us in particular, when we don't have any previously established procedures, I dare say that your software will help to create our process infrastructure!."
Oak Ridges Hospice
"Enabled us to open the Hospice"
"I appreciate all your support, patience and assistance with regards to InfoAnywhere for the Hospice and enabled us to open the Hospice on 2 November as scheduled."