Tool: To Buy or To Rent Software?

By Mel Duvall  |  Posted 2003-10-09 Print this article Print

Can you save money by renting applications instead of buying software? Compare the options. (Baseline)

Renting software can be a quicker and less expensive way to get a system up and running, but it may not be suitable when a high degree of customization is required. Baseline created this downloadable calculator through research and interviews with industry experts.

XLS Download Download this Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet to calculate your savings or losses.

Contributing Editor
Mel Duvall is a veteran business and technology journalist, having written for a variety of daily newspapers and magazines for 17 years. Most recently he was the Business Commerce Editor for Interactive Week, and previously served as a senior business writer for The Financial Post.


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