Pricing for On-Site Training for Office 2007

June 18, 2009

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This fall we are deploying Office 2007.  We’re planning on doing some internal training, focusing on the differences between Office 2003 and Office 2007, but for the nitty-gritty of the training, we are considering bringing someone in.   I’ve acquired quotes and information from several well-known and lesser-known IT training companies, and the pricing varies.  Below is a table of costs for six different vendors:

TOTAL COSTS PER NUMBER OF DAYS
5 days 7 days 10 days 15 days Cost Per Day
$9,750 $13,650 $19,500 $29,250 $1,950
$19,500 $27,300 $39,000 $58,500 $3,900
$26,500 $37,100 $53,000 $79,500 $5,300
$7,500 $10,500 $15,000 $22,500 $1,500
$19,000 $26,600 $38,000 $57,000 $3,800
$10,000 $14,000 $20,000 $30,000 $2,000

Pricing is based on 10-20 students per class.   Each vendor offered both full day one session training and half day two session training.  This includes materials and travel costs, but does not include providing computers for hands-on work.

I wanted to share this info in case there is anyone out there wondering what the costs are like for on-site training.  Basically – around $1,500 to $5,000 per day, or $7,000 to $10,000 per week.

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Microsoft Sharepoint Standard vs. Enterprise

June 4, 2009

We are considering implementing SharePoint and I’ve been tasked with comparing the different editions available.  We already have a pilot of Windows SharePoint Services, so mostly I am just showing what you get when you upgrade to SharePoint Standard or Enterprise.

Here are my findings…

Standard adds…

  • additional personalization to the user experience, including audience targeting (displaying content specific to a user or group)
  • many more site/page templates, including the portal template
  • improved search capability (management of search, searching file shares and Exchange)
  • true document management capability (with additional templates for this, and includes retention, auditing, email content as records, legal holds, archiving, logging, etc.)
  • improved forms (browser based forms, centralized management and control)

Enterprise adds…

  • Business Intelligence tools
    • Business data search
    • Integrated, flexible spreadsheet publishing
    • Share, manage, and control spreadsheets
    • Web-based business intelligence using Excel Services
    • Data Connection Libraries
    • Business Data Catalog
    • Business Data Web Parts
    • Business Data actions
    • Integrated business intelligence dashboards
    • Report Center
    • Key performance indicators

More details here:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointtechnology/FX101758691033.aspx

A quote from one of our vendors gives the following pricing information:

MOSS 2007 Standard

  • $2450.92 server license
  • $51.57 CAL license (per users)
  • Total for 100 users = $2450.92 + $5157.00 = $7607.92

MOSS 2007 Enterprise

  • $2450.92 server license
  • $51.57 CAL license (per users)  PLUS $41.19 additional Enterprise CAL license (per users)

For the record…

Performance Point Server 2007 used to be a separate application / license, but as of this year, if you have an Enterprise license, your SharePoint includes Performance Point.