More than two years into the Free-Procurement Project, we’ve given away more than 20,000 free Purchase Order systems to SMBs in over 100 countries, yet people are still skeptical.
Susan works in a Hospice in Florida, a non-profit organization helping families when they need it most. Hers is exactly the type of organization that we’re trying to help with this Project.
Susan kindly responded to the survey that we send out a few weeks after people download the free software, and wrote…
“The purchase orders are great. The problem I had was the inability to email the purchase orders out. I received error messages and determined that this software program really isn’t free. The act of misleading the end user is what I was most disappointed in.”
The message she is referring to says that the e-mail module needs to be set up, not that it needs to be purchased. I think perhaps Susan must have had an underlying assumption that a totally free Purchase Order System, worth literally thousands of dollars, is too good to be true, which led her to jump to a wrong conclusion.
And Susan is not alone. Despite our best efforts, people still think there’s a catch.
So for all you skeptics out there, I’m here to tell you that the free version of SpendMap it just that, totally free.
Trust is a pretty hard thing to earn on the Internet these days but we’re trying.