LogMeIn Pro price increase 2018
If your looking for a LogMeIn Pro alternative, you’ve come to the right place! Many IT people who use their Central product come to RemoteToPC looking for a LogMeIn alternative, but many small business users of LogMeIn pro are also starting to discover us as a much more affordable remote PC access alternative. If you need unattended remote computer access for remote support, or if you just need because you need remote access into your computer at work, RemoteToPC will do the job, only for a lot less than those other guys.
The LogMeIn Pro pricing increase :
Following their widely publicized purchase of GoToMyPC last year, we were on the lookout for LogMeIn to raise their Central pricing this year like they did last January. We were hearing new customers complain about the cost of LogMeIn going up back in December, but kept checking in and seeing that their Central pricing was not changing. We thought they had decided to not raise prices. We were wrong.
Some internet searching again this week brought up a short post that Splashtop had made. It turns out that they were not going to increase price of the LogMeIn Central product this January, but instead they had a LogMeIn Pro price increase. According to their research into LogMeIn pricing history, this January was a 40% increase over last year. From $249.00 in 2017 to $349.99 starting in 2018. For accessing just a few computer systems, this no doubt seems an onerous jump in price to many corporate and small business users.
Since RemoteToPC is made by IT people for IT people, most of our former LogMeIn customer base who decided to “LogMeOut”, comes from the LogMeIn Central product standpoint. However, we do attract a fair share of accounting firms, and other small businesses that just need remote access to PCs at a reasonable price point. For those small businesses that use PC’s we believe that RemoteToPC is an excellent and much more affordable LogMeIn alternative.
LogMeIn cost vs RemoteToPC :
RemoteToPC offers our Basic remote desktop solution to up to 10 remote PCs for $99 per year. We don’t anticipate that pricing changing anytime soon. While this is enough for most small businesses, we also offer 20 computer plans for small business. Our Enterprise level plans start at 100 endpoints per year. Enterprise plans come with additional features such as user management. User management allows you to assign which users can access which computers.
As we’ve mentioned previously, LogMeIn began its rapid ascent into its current pricing levels back in January of 2014. That’s when they first started charging for their formerly free product. They added another increase in Jan 2015, skipped Jan 2016, and added another in Jan 2017. So, it seems obvious why everyone starts looking in January, because that’s the big month for upping their prices. Last year they bought fellow remote access product GoToMyPC (Go To My PC) for 1.8 Billion. This is sure to place them at over 1 Billion in annual revenue making them the 800lb gorilla in the industry. The move seems to have had the desired effect with LogMeIn stock prices continuing to go up.
Those who’ve sought a LogMeIn alternative :
With those who jump off the LogMeIn ship, there are a number of products like Splashtop, or TeamViewer. We’d like to think that as far as more of a LogMeIn Central alternative, we have them all beat. RemoteToPC’s Command Center offers a clear view to IT people of all of the remote systems that they’re responsible for. System metrics give them alerts to troubled systems, and the way rows are laid out, access is quick and simple. The system metric monitoring that RemoteToPC does makes it more like the LogMeIn premium product. Splashtop and Teamviewer cost in the same range and yet don’t offer that kind of monitoring and alerts built into them.
We’ve recently added Android support, along with Remote Reboot, Wake-on-Lan, and 2-factor authentication. When combined with other native features such as monitoring and alerts, file transfer and user management, RemoteToPC has a lot of premium features for a fraction of the cost of those larger competitors. Starting with the RemoteToPC Enterprise 1 plan multiple user accounts can be setup with specific access to specific computer systems. We don’t limit the number of sessions, so as many people as need to be can be logged in using RemoteToPC simultaneously.
We believe that small businesses that are looking for a LogMeIn pro alternative should look at us. IT businesses, in-house IT staff, and MSPs should also look at us as a potential LogMeIn central replacement. We’re committed to high quality product support, and customers service, as well as adding new features, and continually improving old ones. Mac support, faster remote sessions, and remote printing should be coming later in 2018, along with more system information greater control over alerting, and remote remediation options.
We want to provide you with the best product we can at an affordable price. We know what IT people need, because RemoteToPC is built buy IT people for IT people.
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