Very interesting! Timing is poor, so tell them to hurry. By the end of August, folks in the north country are ready to do everything they should have done during the summer.
It is a "cloud" type of solution. You will have to explain that to the old guy:).
A pay as you go software package, as long as it isn't too expensive, is a great way to get started and when you consider the renewal costs or upgrade costs of other packages, it is an easy way to pass on a fixed cost to our customers. If I go the purchase route and only do 10 audits a year, my cost per audit is huge compared to another auditor who does 100 audits or a company that does 1,000.
Currently there are few programs that are approved by RESNET, although I'm not sure that will be a required benchmark for long. Will this new software be attempting to become an approved package? I almost hope not, as that would dictate much of the complexity and it is the unnecessary complexity that I would like to avoid.
If there is anything like a beta testing phase I would be interested.
Did you pick up any information on how they will be handling libraries, like labor and material costs?
Any extra information they can release would be welcome,