Would love to gather some comments here!
1. I'm curious about the story behind Orgzit's development. Was it built for inhouse use or a client or speculatively? What technologies does it use?
2. I'm also interested in Orgzit's current use because that provides some idea about its sustainability. I am always concerned with business products that anchor their pricing to free (and here the paid plans are anchored to free as well).
The reason I get concerned is that the price of the software is not the major cost for a business. The major cost is investing time and effort into building the platform into their process and the risk of "betting" on a the sustainability of a company like Orgzit as a viable business. It's hard to get to $1,000,000 a month revenue using free plans.
Of course if Orgzit already has tens of thousands of paid users, then the low cost of plans is probably not so much of a risk.
Anyway, an interesting project.
Thanks for your useful insight. Will put it up on Show HN.
1. You got it right! Orgzit was built for inhouse use (as a simple field data collection app for engineering services companies that could be used to collect operations data from various infrastructure assets).
But it was evident that SMBs were spending a lot using multiple 3rd party apps to manage projects, assets and finances. And Orgzit realized it's scope was in working with such teams and help them structure Orgzit according to their M.O than the software's.
Currently, we use SQL in combination with NOSQL, Django, Celery, RabbitMQ, Backbone.js
2. Orgzit is currently used by engineering project companies and entrepreneurs looking to save on time and enhance their team productivity.
Today, the primary mission is to make people realize Orgzit's usefulness in terms of its ability to organize data, collaborate with colleagues, and analyze the information - all from a single window. (all from the purview of setting up a lifestyle business)
Tomorrow, the pricing plan can be modeled to sustain Orgzit's finances as well as make it more suitable for its users.
It will be great if we can give you a short demo and see if it's worth the hours we put into it.