TRICS Consortium Limited are very pleased to inform all members of the TRICS Community that we have decided to freeze our annual licence fees for the third year in a row.
As our industry emerges and begins to recover from a difficult couple of years, we have seen use of TRICS increase to record levels, with 2021 also being an incredibly busy year for client-commissioned TRICS SAM surveys. We recognise that times have been hard for many within our community, and so we want to recognise this by not increasing the licence fees for use of TRICS in 2022, which we hope will encourage further use of the system and engagement in its development from our users. The only fees that will see a modest increase in 2022 are for use of the Bureau Service, to cover inflation and the increasing amount of work undertaken by our team. This of course means that obtaining a full TRICS licence becomes a more cost effective option in the longer term (an option that many of our Bureau Service users have taken up over the years).
The current 2021 TRICS licence fees are shown here http://www.trics.org/membership.aspx, so you will see no changes to these as we move through 2022.
There are many things to look forward to in 2022, including the long awaited return of our annual User Meeting in London and our Training & Development Forum at a regional location (watch this space for announcements), and the development of TRICS 8, which was put on hold in 2021 due to the need to get our full data collection programme back up and running (and also due to the unusually high demand for SAM surveys that were put on hold by clients last year, which have dominated proceedings in recent months). We are also looking to add a new member to the TRICS team, so that we can hit the ground running in 2022 and successfully deliver all elements of the project, including a bigger regional data collection programme across all parts of the UK and Ireland.
As always, we look forward to working with you all and to receiving your much valued feedback and ideas, as we move towards what will be a very important year.