We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
Pricing is good.
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.
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.
Everyone's circumstances are different. Therefore, I cannot provide advice.
Parallels is a cost effective alternative to Citrix.
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.
Pricing is a little steep, but I really couldn't go to anyone else because it is so integrated into our system.
Just compare it to Citrix and you will see the value in it.
Work with the vendor, as this is a fairly new product and they want use cases. Deals can be made.
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.