At AccountKit, we’re always looking for ways to innovate and provide more genuine value to the practices we work with. A key focus for us since day one has been to continually improve our offering through new tools, increased functionality and better performance – and we’ve worked hard to deliver.
As of Wednesday 13th March 2019, we’ll be changing our pricing structure in response to feedback from customers who want the ability to pick and choose the tools they use, and not be charged for the tools they don’t. This is a change that we deliberated on for some time before ultimately deciding it would allow us to offer the fairest and most flexible pricing options to practices of all sizes.
The new structure still includes four set pricing plans based on the size of your practice – which cover everything from boutique practices to large, established firms. Bookkeepers can also now benefit from AccountKit’s core CRM capabilities without having to pay for every tool in the toolkit.
With each plan, you get access to a suite of base features with the option to add additional tools to your toolkit for a monthly fee based on your practice’s requirements.
Every plan allows for unlimited users, so you’ll never have to worry about your team’s access as you grow – and you can test the waters with a free 30-day trial.
AccountKit’s new pricing plans
What are the benefits of the new pricing structure?
There are a number of key advantages to the new pricing structure:
You only pay for the tools you want to use
Separating tools enables you to evaluate each tool’s individual merits and do a cost vs. value analysis
Pricing is calculated by your number of business clients, so you won’t be pushed into a higher pricing bracket if you have a large number of individual (non-business) clients
You have greater control over the tools in your tech stack – if AccountKit has a similar tool to another software provider, you can choose between the two without having to double up
Sometimes it's easy to get stuck on price, but ultimately choosing a software provider should be an evaluation of the actual tangible and intangible benefits on a case-by-case basis.
Here's an example: Let’s say a large practice handles 650 equipment finance schedules a year. Using AccountKit enables the team to save an average of at least five minutes on every schedule per year. At $200 an hour, that equals $10,833 in tangible cost savings every year. While the annual cost of AccountKit on a ‘Large’ plan would be around the $2,880 mark, the time saved on this one task alone covers the cost nearly four times over.
Not only that, but having full visibility of real-time client information across each tool for the whole practice and client groups enables every user to access client information as and when they need it, enabling better, more personalised client service.
We're thrilled to launch our new pricing plans as they'll make AccountKit more accessible than ever for firms big and small.
I’m a subscriber on an existing plan. What happens now?
Your current pricing structure will stay as it is for the time being. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be in touch to discuss your options for moving to a new plan. In the meantime, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.
How will you select the pricing plan for our practice?
Our pricing is based on the number of active (not archived) non-individual clients within your database, which includes companies, trusts, corporate trustees, super funds etc. Because we don’t charge on a per-user basis, we use your full non-individual client count to gauge the size of your practice and apply a pricing plan that’s right for you.
For more info, please see our pricing page and the practice settings page within AccountKit.
Do I need to commit to a plan or tools upfront?
No. The base plan will be chosen for you based on the number of non-individual clients on your client list. From there, you can choose the tools you want once you’re ready to move to a paid subscription.
How will I be able to add a new tool to an existing subscription?
Adding a tool can be done within practice settings in AccountKit at any time.
How will I be able to remove a tool from an existing subscription?
To remove a tool from your subscription, contact AccountKit’s support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I try all of AccountKit’s tools during the free trial?
Yes! We want you to get the most of our AccountKit during your 30-day trial period, so you and your team can decide which tools are right for your practice. Once the trial period is over, you’ll still have limited access to all of the tools. After your available freebies have run out, you’ll have the option to start paying for each tool.
Do I need a credit card to sign up for a free 30-day trial?
No, you don’t need to provide payment details until the trial period is over – although if you want to take advantage of a current discount coupon, you will need to enter this and your payment details prior to the end of March.