Snag it vs Snip it

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I need a document that tells me why we should use Snag it instead of Snip it.  Getting push back from leaders who say we don't need to spend the $ for something we have that is free.  PLEASE tell me you have a comparison document?  We are Instructional Designers and need Snag it!  I am in a rush!  Please anything will help.
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hello,

We do have this video available.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zi9mNNsnxk

I hope this helps!

Kelly
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Rick Stone

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Nice video!
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Nancy McNulty

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Thank you.  I saw the video, but I need a document.
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Troy Stein, Employee

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As a side note... you and I probably drive to work, right?  Even though walking to work would be free, right?   I think that things that are free (snipping tool & walking to work) usually come at a cost:  time.    
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Troy Stein, Employee

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I've spoken with a couple dozen Snagit customers this week that had previously used the snipping tool.  They spoke about the difficulties they had making a screenshot that was good enough to go into their documents or presentations.  They *could* do it using snipping tool and Paint, but it took way too many tries and wasted time.    

FWIW, if someone makes $60k a year, that means that the company is paying $1 per minute of your time (when you include in all the benefits, insurance, etc).  So, if Snipping tool is wasting even 1 minute of my time a day (over what it would take to do the same in Snagit), then the snipping tool is costing the company approximately $200.    It is the same with me walking to work.  Its free, but walking 60 miles a day would be ridiculous.    Saving $50 by not buying Snagit, only so you can waste 4 hours a year (or more) of your time using free, but insufficient, tools, seems like a short-sided trade off.

Moreoever, if I can use Snagit to record something that otherwise would have required a meeting, I can save my company a ton of money.  Case in point:  I had been asked by our executive team to report back on some findings from an event.  I summarized my findings in a presentation and began setting up the meeting in outlook.  I was inviting the execs, plus our product leaders and some folks from marketing.  Roughly 20 people.  It was going to be 30 minutes.  Now most of these people make more than $60k/year.  some of them were probably closer to $180..  So, that's $3- per minute of their time.   I was looking at 20 people x 30 minutes x $3/minute.  That was going to be an $1800 meeting.  

Instead, I recorded a video which took everyone 9 minutes to watch.  Some sent me questions, so let's say that was 6 minutes of their time .    I took a 30 minute ($1800) meeting and turned it into a 9 minute movie which saved the company $900.  Not a bad return on a $50 product.