Thursday, November 03, 2016

The Cost of Running Business on SaaS

Have you ever wondered what it costs to run a business exclusively on SaaS?
We have put together a fictional company with roughly 100 employees to see what they would be facing in terms of a monthly or yearly bill.  It came out to A LOT less than they would have to spend "in the old days", but maybe a tad more than some would have expected.

UsersPrice per userTotal / moYr
OfficeLive 36570$12.50$875$10,500
TelephonyRingCentral60$35$2,100$25,200
CRMSalesforce15$75$1,125$13,500
Support Zendesk (plus plan)10$59$590$7,080
CommunicationSlack60$13$750$9,000
AccountingQuickbooks5$69+2/employee$169$2,028
ExpensesExpensify50$5$250$3,000
DevelopmentAtlassian (JIRA & Confluence)20$125$1,500
CreativeAdobe5$80$400$4,799
SocialHootsuit5$35$175$2,100
HRZenefits75$35+$5/employee$410$4,920
SecurityWebroot75$225$2,700
File StorageDropbox60$15$900$10,800
Work PlanningTrello50$10$500$6,000
Total$8,594$103,127