Open-source office software is increasingly proving to be a worthy alternative to licensed office software suites, say analysts and industry experts.
According to Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief analyst, founder and CEO of Greyhound Research, a lot of organizations are using open source tools because they are ad-free, and cost-effective. “Different organizations have different reasons to go open-source. While the cloud-based Office 365 suite is very powerful, it costs a lot of money for an organization when the number of people using it end up in thousands, unlike on-premise licence-based tools such as Office 2019, which in terms of unitary prices (per license per device per user pricing) costs less,” he says.
“Microsoft”, Gogia concludes, “will claim it (Office 2019) costs less than a cup of coffee. But…when we look at in at the totality of numbers, it (the cost) is much higher.”
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Sanchit Vir Gogia: Sanchit is the Chief Analyst, Founder & CEO of Greyhound Research, an award-winning global research & advisory firm. To read more about him, click here.