Here is a quick run-down on what you will find in this bulletin: New GOWIN.EXE…
Unless you have made arrangements to purchase your diskettes, please return your “May disks” ONLY AFTER you have successfully installed this June 2000 Update. May disks are your backup in case you should have problems installing the June edition.
Before switching to updates by Internet we require that you complete a special addendum to the license agreement called the “Internet Update Endorsement“. Once you return that to us we will send you the “Internet Master Disk” which you will need to be able to process the “MONTHLY.CMP” file that you will then be downloading each month.
If you want to switch over to Internet monthly updates, please call our office at (800) 798-3488. Our staff will send you the Internet Update Endorsement.
Two year subscription prices have remained unchanged. A two year agency subscription is $599, which is $220 for the second year. A two year personal use subscription is $399. That’s $120 for a second year.
These prices are for those who receive diskettes each month and the older sets of disks must be returned EACH MONTH. To avoid returning disks, see the first part of this bulletin for details.
Frequently those who download and save a Compulife update file to their computer put that file in a folder (sub-directory) that is not the \COMPLIFE folder. The Compulife program only looks in the \COMPLIFE folder for update files when it starts. It would consume inordinate amounts of time if it searched the entire disk drive on every start-up. However, the “Find” feature allows you to initiate an entire disk drive search anytime the program can’t find an update file that you know you’ve downloaded.
Due to the way that this new feature has resolved most problems with downloading, and due to the fact this has cut our support calls, Compulife is going back to our original $50 Internet update reduction.
Two year subscription prices have also been lowered. The two year subscription price for an agency system has been reduced from $539 to $499. The two year subscription price for a personal use system has been reduced from $339 to $299.
For example, you paid the old $249 one year price for a one year Internet personal use subscription. The new cost of a two year Internet subscription is $299. You can pay $50 to top up to another 12 months.
How can we do this? Simple, most people don’t read these bulletins and most people will miss this top-up opportunity. The deadline of June 30, 2000 is firm.
Another top-up example: You paid $349 which was the old price for a one year Internet subscription. The new price for a two year Internet subscription is $499. $150 will top you up to another 12 months.
Once again, those who purchased a one year subscription after January 1st can take advantage of the top up option (but you must act before the deadline of June 30th).
Further, if you paid a two year Internet subscription since January you can call Compulife and we will bonus your account with additional months. But only if you do so before June 30, 2000. Note, anyone who bought a two year Internet update subscription from Compulife before January 1, 2000 paid the same price that we are now charging.
Any Compulife subscriber who is buying one system at the retail price, can obtain additional systems for the following prices:
An additional personal use subscription, updated monthly through the Internet, is $140 per year. Updated monthly by disk: $175 per year. Disks must be returned each month unless the extra $21 annual fee is paid.
An additional agency use subscription, updated monthly through the Internet, is $190 per year. Updated monthly by disk: $225 per year.
Compulife Lite’s can be purchased for $99 per year. Because bulk purchases of Compulife Lite are invoiced annually on a single invoice, for all sub-users under the same subscriber, mid-year purchases are invoiced at $8.50 per month for the balance of that year.
To X-ray an individual product from the comparison, you move your pointer to the product that you want to see and double click. I suspect there are those who don’t understand (even though we are using the famous “Windows standards”; right!) and so we have now implemented the DOS version’s keystrokes.
The up and down arrow will move the highlight line on the comparison results. The ENTER key will pop up the individual product window. Another ENTER key will pop up the Pick 5 windows file list and another ENTER key will file the product to the Pick 5 list. Sounds like the DOS version doesn’t it?
Now you may think you’re stuck. You have three windows all open at the same time. At that point you can click on the comparison window, and continue on as you do now with the DOS program.
That’s true for DOS and it’s now true for Windows. When your line is highlighting the product that you want (in the comparison), one right arrow key pops up the Pick 5 list window, and another right arrow pops the highlighted product into the next vacant spot in the Pick 5 list. Here’s an improvement in the Windows version:the Pick 5 list does not go away after the second right arrow. You can move the comparison highlight line to another product, and one more right arrow (or right click of the mouse) adds that product to the Pick 5 list.
Finally, the free month offer for being the first to find a rate error stands. This means that if you use the new Windows program, and find a rate quotation mistake, you get a free month for being first to report it.