[Evangelism] cost comparison
Ken Wasetis [Contextual Corp.]
ken.wasetis at contextualcorp.com
Wed Dec 9 04:27:52 UTC 2009
I had mentioned this Sharepoint cost calculator link when adding to
Francesco's blog post comparing Plone and Sharepoint too. Besides the
cost factor, it couldn't hurt you to re-read his (two-part?) blog post
regarding the Plone vs. Sharepoint comparison.
I had helped a for-profit university evaluate commercial CMS tools a few
years ago and they chose RedDot. At the time, the price for their
.Net-based CMS plus their Java-based personalized portal delivery
engine, plus a 'Quick Start' where a small portion of the website was
themed/implemented was to run about $330K in US$.
Teamsite was in that evaluation as well, and their offering is broken up
into many modules, so it's harder to compare, but this client would have
paid a bit more for what they needed from IWOV than what the RedDot (now
OpenText) price was, even. Probably not a lot more, though.
Seems like the bigger players such as Autonomy/Interwoven/Teamsite,
OpenText/Vignette, etc. are in the 350-500K US$ range by the time you
buy licenses for not only your production servers, but also development
Not to mention that the per-hour integrator rates I was seeing were in
the $175+/hr range US$, which is 30-40% more than most Plone shops will
Plus, you should build a comparison that looks at year 2, 3, etc. With
the commercial tools, the client will be paying 20%/year of license cost
just to keep up with patches/upgrades, no on-site services, just
emergency support, access to the online knowledge base, forums, etc.
If you do a 3-year Total Cost of Ownership comparison, I can't imagine
the other tools, even Sharepoint, coming close to Plone on a financial
basis, but others would disagree.
Nate Aune wrote:
> i don't know about Reddot or Teamsite, but the Sharepoint calculator
> can be used to determine the total cost of ownership if you have to
> buy all the user licenses and software licenses for the other
> dependent Microsoft products.
> found via Cynapse blog:
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 9:05 PM, Virginia Choy <virginia at pretaweb.com
> <mailto:virginia at pretaweb.com>> wrote:
> Does anyone have any documentation about total cost of ownership
> or general cost comparisons between deploying Plone, Sharepoint,
> Teamsite,, RedDot or any other proprietary enterprise solution?
> Thanks Virginia
> Virginia Choy
> Business Development Manager
> PretaWeb - Plone Open Source Enterprise Web Solutions
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