Web based draft control services Vs Auper
We have been in the business of manufacturing top quality flow meter systems since 1985. Our systems are designed to last 20 years or so with very little service if any. We have the track record to prove it since we have been in business for 30 years! Our control system is on your computer. The draft beer metering system and your POS are connected directly to this computer by wire (Network/USB). Reports or alerts are sent by email, saved on disk and can be printed to a bar printer. You can log in your computer from anywhere on an iPad or smart phone using remote access software such as Teamviewer or Logmein.
The newer web based draft control companies are in the business of selling you a subscription. To them, equipment is secondary. The fee they charge to install their equipment is to cover their cost. The equipment provided will transmit the counts to their web site by Internet. The control system is on a cloud.
Web based draft control
Our web based competitors charge an installation fee usually around $100 per draft line to come and install their system. Their monthly fee is a basic fee for the service (around $100) and they will charge around $5 per beer tap per month.
For 12 beer taps, our web based competitors will propose something like $1200 down to get the equipment in and will charge approximately $160 a month for the service ($1920 per year).
* Please note that you may not be able to use their equipment without the service. If you stopped the service, the equipment may become useless.
Assuming their equipment will last 20 years, equipment cost and service combined, your yearly cost for metering your draft beer can be broken down as follows:
To buy an Auper metering system for 12 taps will cost you around $3550 USD.
You can finance your purchase for about $115 per month with no cash down for 36 months.
At the end of the term, you own the equipment and stop paying.
You will pay $500 per year for the software subscription so you end up with a monthly payment of $156 per month for only three years.
The fourth year will only cost you $41.66 per month.
For 12 beer taps, equipment and software combined, your yearly cost for metering your draft beer can be broken down as follows:
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