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Subscriptions FAQ

What the difference between the Forever Free account and a paid license?

The OutSmart Forever Free accounts have all the features you need to setup a fully automated scheduling and online booking system:

  • Calendar / Scheduler
  • Online Booking with Magnetic Booking
  • Confirmation and Reminder e-mails to clients
  • Intake Forms
  • Patient list management
  • Basic notes (a Scratchpad to keep notes on the patient)

With the above tools, you can set yourself up with a professional online booking system and scheduling interface.

When you purchase a paid subscription, you get access to all the other features required to create medical charts and run your clinic.  These additional features include medical charting, invoicing, inventory management, document uploads, etc.  The calendar is also upgraded to allow further customization, waiting lists, and SMS reminders.

The other main difference is support.  With the Forever Free accounts, support is only available via e-mail, and there is no one-on-one training included.  Paid subscribers get access to live support and a generous amount of training time.

You can get more detailed information about our accounts on our pricing page.

What is a ‘Maintenance’ Subscription?

What Is A Maintenance Subscription?

A Maintenance subscription, also called “Maintenance Mode”, is  a low-cost subscription that allows you to suspend your regular monthly billing in favor for a lower-cost monthly charge in case you are not going to be using your account for at least 3 months.

Maintenance mode allows you to access all your information, documents, charts, etc, with the only restriction being that you cannot use the paid portions of the system, like uploading documents, or creating new medical charts.  But if all you need is a “view-only” access, then Maintenance mode is what you want.  There are restrictions, however:

  1. Maintenance mode cannot be used for periods shorter than 3 months.
  2. Terminating maintenance mode earlier than 3 months after having set that up will result in the full charge of the regular subscription being added to the account.

The above restrictions are important to note because maintenance mode is only intended for extended absences, or retirement of the account.  It is not intended to be used for things like vacations, holidays, and other short-term events which may result in your absence from using your OutSmart Account.

Full Subscription Cancellations

There is no cost to cancelling your account with OutSmart, and you can do so at any time.  A cancelled account will only have access to the data within it for a short time before it is archived and/or deleted, based on your request.  You must request an export of your data from a cancelled account within 3 months of cancelling the account.  Requests for data export made after 3 months of cancellation may incur a charge.  When you cancel your account, your account will revert to a free account where you will be able to use the free portions of our system.

Short Term Subscription Cancellation (Less Than 3 Months)

We do not have any options for short-term cancellations.  The monthly fees that are paid to OutSmart cover the cost of maintaining your account, support requests, and ongoing development of the system.  Cancelling and reactivating your account over short periods of time is a major drain on the efficiency of our support staff, and will incur no benefit to you as your regular subscription price will be billed to you when you re-activate the account.

If you wish to change your subscription to “Maintenance”, or to cancel your subscription altogether, please contact our technical support staff for assistance.