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"I suggest using the concurrent user licensing scheme.""A perpetual enterprise license costs approximately $300 USD.""The Citrix licensing scheme is really straightforward and simple. It doesn't have hidden costs. You get what you pay for. It is easy to understand what is on the product, so it's simple to get a clear idea of how much it costs. Licensing is not an issue.""Based not only on the cost of Citrix, but additional costs like firewalls, IPS, and other solutions, the total cost of switching users from using normal laptops with VPNs to connection via Citrix were so huge that the CEO of our company decided to postpone the deployment process.""The licensing, in general, is expensive. A lot of customers battle to pay the amount. It's very difficult to ensure that your solution provides the business value that the customer is after.""The cost of the Citrix software reflects what I would expect a product of that nature, in that market, to be. Understanding the licensing is quite a bit more complicated, because one of the things about Citrix is that you can buy licensing at different levels... Yet I still like the idea because it means that if all you need is a basic load balancing solution, then you don't need to buy an advanced or premium license.""Citrix is a mid-range cost solution compared to some others out there.""In terms of pricing with the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, I think it has gotten better over the years. Citrix has found more dynamic ways to be able to revive licensing models that fit many different scenarios that organizations have. We have been able to evolve our own licensing over the years to accommodate our situations between concurrent versus user device licenses. Now, when we move into the Citrix Workspace realm, we definitely have some awesome options there."

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Top Answer: In terms of scalability, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops have a lot of technologies baked in there that allow an organization to scale up or down, as required. Further, leveraging Azure for… more »
Top Answer: In terms of pricing with the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, I think it has gotten better over the years. Citrix has found more dynamic ways to be able to revive licensing models that fit many… more »
Top Answer: I think improvement around the Analytics piece is super important. There has been a lot of maturity over the last year in that area, though a lot more needs to be done. Also, a lot more of the value… more »
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XenDesktop, XenApp (Citrix Virtual Apps)
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Overview

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops provide granular access control, advanced system monitoring and an inherently secure architecture by providing remote access to Windows and Linux apps and desktops secured in the datacenter. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops enable IT to deliver on-demand apps and desktops to any device.

VMware ThinApp accelerates application deployment and simplifies application migration with agentless application virtualization. Deploy ThinApp packages on "locked-down" PCs and allow end users to run their favorite applications without compromising security. ThinApp eliminate application conflicts by isolating applications from each other and the underlying OS into a single executable file that can be easily deployed to many endpoints.
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Sample Customers
Exelon, Aeronamic, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Alameda County Medical Center, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Aloysius Stichting, Amarchand Mangaldas, AmBev, Amnet Technology Solutions, Arval
Delhi International Airport, Telus Communications Company, Mansfield District Council, St Edmunds College, Sydney Adventist Hospital, ITSAM, Hertz International, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. , ASVZ, Appenzell Ausserrhoden Informatik, MTF, Stadt Hattingen, €sterreichisches Verkehrsbªro AG, DER Reisebªro GmbH & Co OHG, Thomas-Krenn.AG, BFI Wien, Metal One Pipe & Tubular Products Inc., NTT Neomeit
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Financial Services Firm15%
Computer Software Company15%
Insurance Company12%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company7%
Government6%
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Comms Service Provider22%
Computer Software Company21%
Government9%
Educational Organization8%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise56%
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Large Enterprise68%
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Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is ranked 1st in Application Virtualization with 21 reviews while VMware ThinApp is ranked 5th in Application Virtualization. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is rated 8.6, while VMware ThinApp is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops writes "Allows the end user device flexibility when remotely accessing my organization's resources". On the other hand, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is most compared with VMware Horizon View, Amazon Appstream, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Citrix Workspace and TeamViewer, whereas VMware ThinApp is most compared with Microsoft App-V, Numecent, Inuvika and Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS).

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