In this post, we will compare SoftMaker Office Professional 2021 for Windows, Mac and Linux with Microsoft Office Home & Business 2019 and Microsoft 365 Apps and help you decide which one is actually more cost-effective for your small business needs. We use 10 user license options in this calculation, but be aware that SoftMaker Office Professional 2021 is also available for 5 users or 1 user, and each license can be added to each other (e.g. 20 users company can purchase two 10 user licenses). BinaryNow also offers custom volume licensing for organizations with 50+ computers, just ask for a quote here.
SoftMaker Office Professional 2021 and Microsoft Office Home & Business 2019 are per-PC one-time purchase. This means you will pay upfront and you can use software as long as you like it. Price for 10 user license for SoftMaker Office Professional 2021 is $378* and price for Microsoft Office Home & Business 2019 is $2,499.90* ($249.99 per user).
Your saving with Softmaker Office Professional 2021 is $2,121.90*.
Microsoft 365 Apps is a per-user subscription. You can install the Microsoft Office 2019 apps like you would normally, but you have to pay an annual fee to use it. Annual subscription for 10 users for Microsoft 365 Apps (formerly Office 365 Business) is $990.00* ($8.25/month/user).
Your saving with SoftMaker Office Professional 2021 is $612 during a first year and $990* for each year after.
SoftMaker Office Professional 2021 for Windows, Mac and Linux is not only more cost effective for a small organization, but it also uses the Microsoft formats DOCX, XLSX and PPTX as its default file formats to skip the annoying import and export. Includes TextMaker, PlanMaker, Presentations and BasicMaker (Windows only). User licenses can be shared on three different operating systems in the same time. 30 days free trial is available, so give it a try.
*Pricing comparison as of Dec. 10, 2020. Prices are subject of change. Following resources were used:
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