SharePoint Pricing, License Cost and Setup

Lewin Wanzer
SharePoint Architect at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
When choosing a platform, just be aware there are choices. The choice you make in the beginning can make or break your installation and your goals for your organization. Think clearly and meet with other departments. Don't let IT do it alone. You want the buy-in and input from all parts of your organization. View full review »
Caressa Naidoo
Technical Writer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Pricing and licensing options are structured according to the size of the organization. Good business leaders make the best decisions and choose the best fit for their organizations based not only on its business needs, resources and budgets; but also based on what people at their organization need and will use. Make sure that all areas of the organization buy-into it. Don't invest in a solution that you have not properly investigated first. Weigh out all your options first. View full review »
Michael Soliman.
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The cost is expensive, but worthwhile. View full review »
Monique Every
Technical Writer at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
I’m not able to offer an informed opinion about pricing, but if you are looking for a robust document management system, the Enterprise edition might be the better choice. The metadata features promise to improve the document search function. The built-in document management workflows seem very promising. These are the features motivating our desire to upgrade. View full review »
BizSystemsAnalyst574
Sr. Business Systems Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's Microsoft; empty your pockets. Seriously, if you obtain SharePoint under one of their blanket licensing agreements you really need to pay attention to the terms and conditions, especially if your acquisition is part of Office 365. It's typically not very easy to drop licenses for a particular subcomponent under such agreements if you find that you're not using that particular piece. View full review »
it_user339057
Sr. Manager - IT Security, Compliance and Administration at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We have an EA. It was easy to get pricing, but it is difficult to manage. When trying to use it as an extranet, we found issues with how expensive it is per individual user. We have 15,000 contractors who serve as staff at various locations. View full review »
it_user242187
Chief Information Security Officer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
It’s now available as a part of Office 365, but a local, on-premises install has some advantages if keeping everything inside your Intranet is important. View full review »
SharePointArch928
SharePoint Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Cloud is the cheapest, but less flexible. The cost of the product is quite reasonable considering the feature set. The larger portion of the cost of the product is getting good professional help in shaping it to the organization's needs. View full review »
it_user360681
Technology Manager - Applications at a local government with 501-1,000 employees
Really take your time in planning the needs you are trying to meet. The licensing is very difficult to get right, and not as easy as many other alternative. Add in about a 15% cost to the initial cost estimates. You will find yourself needing to add something. View full review »
ITAdmin906
IT admin at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Pricing is in line with other enterprise products. For a small company, the cloud version might be more suitable from a licensing cost standpoint. Bigger companies should take a decision based on the size of the IT department and the number of users involved, which can make an on-premises solution more convenient. View full review »
Wissam H
Change Management Consultant at a analyst firm with self employed
Don’t really know what to say here. I’d rather not answer. In general, we didn’t have any issues with SharePoint licensing. View full review »
Aaron Krytus
Network Manager / Senior Network Engineer at Warnock, Tanner & Associates
There are two options with SharePoint. They have an on-premises and a cloud solution as well. View full review »
Chaan Beard
Senior Data Center Solutions Architect at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Use volume licensing to get the best pricing from Microsoft for a customer. View full review »
it_user246930
Director of Development with 501-1,000 employees
For us, in terms of the project development and support tools and for a collaborative repository of live documents, there is nothing like this solution. View full review »
Erwin Fiebig
IT & PMO Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
You can always make a good deal with Microsoft, especially shortly before the end of their fiscal year (July). View full review »
Andy Sworan
VP, CRS Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It’s not cheap. Through version 2010, there was a "free" version called Foundation. All of the good features are in the Standard and Enterprise versions. Starting with 2013, the Foundation version was discontinued. Licensing can be by server or by seat. View full review »
it_user164916
Senior Manager, Business Intelligence at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's not the least expensive solution in the market but if your needs are great in terms of functionality, number of users and amount of data, it is worth purchasing it. View full review »
it_user224211
Web Developer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing and licensing is one of the most crucial parts of using Microsoft SharePoint. View full review »
J.V. Tuazon, CPM
Project Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Do your due diligence first and conduct an in-depth discovery session with stakeholders prior to designing your solution that uses SharePoint as a platform View full review »
it_user249759
IT Services Manager at a K-12 educational company or school with 501-1,000 employees
As a an education institution, we had a very favourable pricing policy. View full review »
AlexUreña
Sr DevOps Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
I cannot speak about this as our product comes in an MSDN package. View full review »
it_user87039
Manager of Operations at a hospitality company with 501-1,000 employees
Pricing on the server itself is acceptable, but CAL licenses could be an issue if you are not an Enterprise Agreement subscriber, or you are opening SharePoint 2007 to external users. With the new license model on SharePoint online, the issue here is not applicable. View full review »
SI811
SI with 1,001-5,000 employees
In SharePoint Hybrid Mode, Office 365 User SLs can be used to access your licensed servers deployed on third party shared servers/datacenters via License Mobility using Software Assurance. Check this possibility for saving money. View full review »
it_user118278
Senior Business Analyst at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
For non-profits, seek out non-profit licensing. View full review »
Bara' AL-Nsour
Lead Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
SharePoint is a suite of features and products within one product. Purchasing and implementing it needs optimal usage planning. I would recommend that you select the pricing or license type based on your usage. (In general, the internet license is the best). View full review »
Alexander Noot
Test Lead at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
There are two options with SharePoint. They have an on premises and a cloud solution. View full review »
it_user199146
IT Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
If possible, consider using what Microsoft offers in Office 365 as it includes all those features plus email. For a smaller organization, it makes a lot of sense and Microsoft will still manage the environment. View full review »
Syed Fahad Anwar
Principle System Developer at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
There are multiple licensing options available. You should select the one that is suitable to your needs. View full review »
ManjunathaS
Senior Technology Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The pricing is good. I have heard that MS gives very good deals on volume licensing. View full review »
ProjectMgr288
Project Manager at a tech company with 51-200 employees
SharePoint is embedded in our Office 365 license. The price is very competitive. (I believe it is one of the best.) View full review »
Wilson Venancio
Business Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
I am not involved with the purchasing decisions. View full review »
Martins Nwoseh
Office 365 Consultant at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Setup an initial trial account with a pilot group to ascertain what is best for your environment. View full review »
it_user247329
Consultant with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was not involved in the pricing and licensing activities. View full review »
Jennifer Rodrigues
Project Manager at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
I don't have enough experience with SharePoint's pricing and licensing to give my opinion. View full review »
it_user250926
Managing Director & Chief Technology Officer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
I recommend using Office 365. View full review »
Pete Calvert
Senior Technology Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Get help. Pricing and licensing is tricky. View full review »
Yatin Dalvi
Senior Industry Expert with 1,001-5,000 employees
Pricing and licensing is not as complex as some of the other MS suite products. View full review »
Monica Deshazo
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We have purchased add-ons to handle multiple site collections, form creation, and design. View full review »
cloudarc67895
Cloud Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The replacement costs for it are cheaper if you use only SharePoint. View full review »
it_user134346
Client Relations Coordinator at a tech consulting company
There are free versions that satisfy most needs. View full review »
Emrah ARICAN
Founder with self employed
It is very expensive. View full review »

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