The Office 365 SaaS offering from the software giant Microsoft has some serious flaws according to industry experts and research firms.
‘’The cloud based offering comes with a hassle of a complex licence transfer between the existing eternal licenses linked with Microsoft’s software server and new subscription based licences offered via offices 365,’’ says research firm Gartner.
Industry experts too believe that since the software package is mounted on cloud it gets difficult for the enterprises to purchase the suite.
Agreeing on the issues front Tarun Pathak, analyst at CyberMedia Research says that Microsoft needs to customise the Office 365 offering to avoid trouble for the enterprises.
‘Enterprises have been facing issues regarding the transferring of licences for the Office 365 suite and Microsoft will have to focus on the customisation of the software for businesses to save their cost,’’ says Pathak.
‘’The rental costs associated with Office 365 subscription licensing can add up over time such that organizations may be paying more over five years’ time for an Office 365 subscription than they would if they had purchased perpetual licenses,’’ adds Gartner.
Also applications like Yammer in the Office 365 package, which is a cloud only service may not work for some organizations. SharePoint Online and Lync Online lack some of the features found in the server versions, according to Gartner.
With pre conditions like the subscription of Office 365 for editing documents with the new Office for iPad. it appears that Microsoft has shifted its focus from a Pull to Push model even though the new software suit doesn’t match up the complete requirements of an enterprise.
Source: ITVAR News