We been looking several times on the plugins in the SuiteCRM app store and one thing that strikes me is why is the plugins so extremely expensive, (comparing to other CRM system and their plugins/app extensions)?
For example one plugin for keeping your currencies live updated charges the insanely ridiculous price of $2000 per year and it really feels like a rip off.
This is something that easily could be implemented with a few lines of code (Hint hint SuiteCRM devs), and many currency exchanges offers free calls for live updates of currencies (and it certainly won’t cost you $2000 for a year).
We already use that totally for free with our invoicing app Invoice Ninja:
where you just connect it to a currency exchange API (which is free).
This case over really over priced plugins is of course not limit to this app but many others in the plugin store.
Sure; SuiteCRM is free if you chose to self host, but if one wish to extend functions through plugins the cost of ownership will fast go beyond the cost of the vanilla cloud hosted CRM apps even with additional purchased apps.
Due to the hefty prices it also seems counter productive as I think these plugin developers would sell way more if the prices were more reasonable.
We would definitely put some more dollars into the store if it wasn’t for these huge prices for example.