Amion users may see small ads on schedule pages over the coming weeks. These ads will
be from Concentrica, a medical software company who asked to advertise with us. They
have developed a communication tool for physicians which Amion customers might find
Why are we experimenting with ads?
We are committed to offering great scheduling tools at an affordable price. Amion
customers get a lot of features for a modest price, especially when you factor in
the cost per physician. An Amion license at $249 per year is the same as nearly a
Today support for Amion is more complex. The popular online features such as calendar
subscriptions, online requests and swaps bring a much higher support cost. More and
more we find ourselves supporting not just schedulers, but all medical providers!
We've looked at ways to offset support costs without raising the base license fee.
We've considered charging support per scheduler, adding a premium to large licenses
or offering "full support" to individual accounts in line with what we offer Enterprises.
But carrying on as now - offering what is effectively a lower price each year with
free support for all - is not sustainable over the long term and ultimately not best
for our customers.
Advertising revenue is one way we can offset some support costs. We've solidly rejected
displaying google ads open to anyone. When Concentrica asked to advertise with us
we decided to experiment with small ads from select companies only.
What will users see?
Any ads at Amion will be subtle and limited to some users. If an ad appears at Amion,
we will have looked at the services the company provides, spoken with people who run
the firm, and determined as best we can that they're reputable and potentially of
interest to the physicians who visit Amion.
Again, not everyone will see the ads. No enterprise account will have them. And if
enough people dislike the ads we may offer customers the option to sign up for full
support and have the ads removed.