Industry Updates

Is SaaS cheaper than licensed software?

Jason offers a way to think about pricing differences between hosted software for collaboration and inside-the-firewall products for collaboration; note that he works for a hosted services provider.

“It will take over 4 and a half years before the license software is cheaper. By that time, I’m quite sure there will be another solution that replaces SharePoint and the cycle starts again. We can dither about the numbers but you get the point. Plus, the numbers don’t reflect that the SaaS solution is likely to improve and innovate faster than the licensed software by a significant amount.”


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