The software offers money back guarantee for 45 days. When it comes to selecting software product, buyers are primarily concerned about its cost. In fact, it is the cost that determines whether a potential buyer would go with the product. It's critical that you account for all of these costs to gain an understanding of the system's "total cost of ownership. There are primarily three common pricing models — Perpetual License, Subscription, and Commercial open source.
Relevant for Backup Exec Under this software pricing model, the software is accessed over the Internet, as opposed to installed on-premises. The payment is made either on a per user basis or subscription basis. Ideally, customers are required to pay a recurring monthly fee until a specific period for using the software. Subscription pricing model is more common with Software-as-a-Service SaaS apps. Upfront cost for customization and integration is less compared to perpetual license cost because there is not much flexibility with SaaS systems in this area.
Recurring cost is greater as customers are required to make monthly payments as subscription fee. Additionally customers using premium support services must pay an extra fee. All in all, the total cost of ownership in the both cases is almost the same and may span over a period of years, though you may have to pay a higher perpetual license fee upfront.
The software cost may vary from starter to mid range to enterprise level apps in both cases. Perpetual license: Not relevant for Backup Exec A common pricing model for on-premise applications, perpetual license requires a customer to pay an upfront sum to own the software or other intellectual property on-premises for a fixed term.
Upfront cost involves the fee for installation, customization, integration with existing systems, besides perpetual license fee. Recurring cost is low in this pricing model and may include cost for updates, maintenance, upgrades, and patches.
Some vendors do offer premium support services, which come for an extra price. Commercial open source: Not relevant for Backup Exec The customer can acquire the software free of cost without having to incur any upfront license fee. You are on your own for providing end-user support, since you are not locked in with a vendor-supplied software solution. Backup Exec - cost of customization: If you need specific features in your software catering to your specific business requirements, the vendor will charge customization cost, depending on your needs and feature requirement.
Ideally customization cost is more complex to calculate compared to licensing cost. Some apps allow you to easily combine data from multiple sources, without any complicated query requirements, while some others can be embedded into different applications to provide enhanced reporting.
If you seek products that support customizable dashboards and predictive analysis to identity possible trends and facilitate decision making, you may have to pay higher for all the customization features. Additionally, the following factors may affect the cost of customization: User interface changes Data elements required for tracking Forms to collect additional data Dashboard, management and operational reports that are needed.
Workflows and how complex they are. Forms to collect additional data. Here are some questions to answer: How much customization is needed? How many system you want to integrate to? Does your company work like industry standars or has it's own customize processes? What kind of special reports are needed?
In order to calculate the cost of customization you can use the following estimates: Minimal customization - integrate with systems: Relevant for Backup Exec Most companies opt for data migration services from a vendor, which raises the cost of product ownership. If you choose to transfer data on your own, you can avoid paying the cost of data migration. Data migration cost depends on the amount of data to be transferred, your current software, availability of migration tools, complexity of data, and gaps between the existing system and the new system.
If your data is stored in excel spreadsheets, then it may incur you a lot of time and money to migrate data from excel. By involving a software services provider in data migration, you are asking them to offer additional services, for which you may have to pay extra. As a rule of thumb the cost of data migration depents on how many records you want to migrate.
Records can include number of Customers, invoices, financial transactions, products, versions, etc. Here is a list you can use as a rule of thumb:
The central console has seen a few minor cosmetic changes since the last release, and opens with a customisable dashboard offering a choice of widgets showing details such as job status, VM backups, storage usage and alerts. We started by defining our backup storage - you can choose from disk, cloud, tape or pools. Disk-based storage options can include standard hard disks, deduplicating stores, network shares and removable devices such as RDX cartridges. Advertisement Advertisement - Article continues below We also had no problems setting up Amazon S3 as a cloud backup destination. Choosing the network storage option, we had to provide our account ID and key, pick a bucket and decide on the number of simultaneous write operations to permit. The latter two were running as VMs, but this was no problem: Backup operations are further simplified by BE16's resource-centric model. This speeds up the creation of protection plans by reducing the number of steps required and makes it easier to include multiple backup stages using different media.