Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) Pricing and License Cost

Jim Carlton
IT Director at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I feel the product's pricing is of good value. We have reviewed pricing on other software products, Citrix and products like that, and we realized that for the same basic functionality, we're paying pennies on the dollar, so we do appreciate that pricing level. In terms of licensing, I don't want to call it an "issue" but the one thing we've run into is, sometimes not having enough licenses. So you have to be on top of that, be ahead of that game. Don't wait until you've completely run out. Always stay five ahead. View full review »
Devraj Dedhia
IT Analyst at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
It justifies the price. In terms of licensing, initially when we got the product it was an unlimited licensing strategy. We knew would grow in the coming years. So initially, we took a plan which had no limit. After a year or so the strategy changed and we were being limited to 105 licenses, that was the minimum. So that affected us. If there was flexibility for increasing the number of licenses that would be great because you never know how much you are going to grow in the next year. To start, we took 20 or 30 licenses and then we went to 70 and now we are at 105. If there was flexibility, that I could grow as much as I need, so I could take 20 more tomorrow, and 30 the next month, that would help. But I don't think that it is the case right now. View full review »
Network Administrator
Pricing is a little steep, but I really couldn't go to anyone else because it is so integrated into our system. View full review »
Founder and CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
I think the new pricing is a little bit high. If the price was lower, we could use it for many more customers. If there was one improvement to be made to this product, it would be a small-business version, at a much lower price point. Licensing should always, in my opinion, be on a per-user, per-month basis. I would like to be able to add one user, take one user off. That would be the ideal, to be able to supply this as a service. View full review »
Systems Administrator at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Work with the vendor, as this is a fairly new product and they want use cases. Deals can be made. View full review »
Christophe Jurdan
System Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Pricing is good. View full review »
Professional Services at a tech services company
The pricing has always been competitive, and the new SPLA licensing model works great for our business and clients. View full review »
CIO at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Pricing is clear and there are relatively few options or other pricing considerations when compared to similar products. Just be sure not to forget the Microsoft licensing that goes along with a Parallels deployment. View full review »
Technical Operations Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Parallels is a cost effective alternative to Citrix. View full review »
Operation Manager Servers and Central Infrastructure
I recommend testing Parallels and comparing it to your needs. Compare the prices against what you are able to do with the product and its alternatives. Parallels is not a cheap product. View full review »
Senior System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Just compare it to Citrix and you will see the value in it. View full review »
Project Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
Everyone's circumstances are different. Therefore, I cannot provide advice. View full review »

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