[Athen] Equatio price increase

Leyna Bencomo lbencomo at uccs.edu
Thu May 30 08:56:27 PDT 2019

I am very disappointed in the TextHelp people right now. They have completely revamped their pricing for Equatio. They initially told me $1500 for 150 licenses per year. That was the minimum. I was planning to get our Math college, Office of IT and Disability Services to pay for it. After hearing how we Alternate Media departments are planning to use the licenses, TextHelp has changed their minds now and decided they have to treat it like Read & Write enterprise licensing. Since we have 12,000 students at UCCS and since we do subscribe to Read & Write they are now planning to charge us $3690 per year to subscribe. If we didn't have R&W, they'd charge $4920 per year. We can't afford that just to remediate a couple of math books a year. I'm going to recommend we don't purchase it.

We truly would only use 2 licenses in Alt Media and at this point 1 student license for a math student who can't use his hands to write. I can't justify the expense. Oh well, so much for new technology. Hopefully, one of their competitors will come up with similar tech soon at a more reasonable price. For now, back to MathType for us.

Leyna Bencomo
Assistive Technology Specialist
Office of Information Technology
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, EPC 215
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 255-4202 / lbencomo at uccs.edu<mailto:lbencomo at uccs.edu>
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