Bitrix publishes white paper and license system to ALEXANDRIA, VA. / KALININGRAD – April 8, 2010 between supporters of open source and in mutual rejection of consensus followers of proprietary software for years. In a white paper deals with the advantages of both systems the Russian software house Bitrix and drew his conclusions from it: Bitrix licensed its products immediately after a new hybrid-licensing model. It combines a moderate licensing fee includes support and updates, with the benefits of open source. The customer receives the source code, and an API, for example, own adjustments to the system and to integrate extensions.
Many reasons can play a role in the decision between proprietary and free software. The software price should be actually beside the point here finally it accounts for only seven percent of the total cost of the software operation according to studies. Indeed, should the customization of the software to your own needs, extensibility, and service at the Acquisition of new solutions in the Centre of the reasoning. We have observed the development of these two Lizensierungsmodelle for some time. The choice is not easy for companies, a financial advantage is actually created in any of the models,”says Nikolai Zotow, technology evangelist roof, Bitrix Inc.
for us the conclusion was clear: the market needs a license form, which combines the advantages of both licenses. Therefore we have packed service, extensibility, customizability and security for costs together and offer a very attractive license system so just for small and medium-sized enterprises.” Hybrid license allows the modification of the codes, create customized modules and the commercial and non-commercial distribution of such modules in the Bitrix marketplace or through other channels. Bitrix products are designed for easy installation and comprehensive support tailored to the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises. A sample calculation in the white paper shows that one visit based Bitrix Site Manager in shorter Time and thanks to the new Lizensierungssystems to significantly lower cost can be implemented, as with proprietary or open-source solutions. Therefore saves compared to open-source implementation of 13 days and more than 11,000 euros. The white paper can be found here: Bitrix_Hybrid_Licenses_White_Paper.pdf short profile Bitrix, Inc. Bitrix is a provider of high-performance platforms for business communication, helping medium-sized companies, to stay with their customers (Internet), partners (extranet) and employees (intranet) in the dialog. Founded in 1998 with headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, and product development in Kaliningrad, Russia, has more than 70 employees, over 30,000 customers and approximately 4,000 partners worldwide. The customers include Hyundai, Volkswagen, Panasonic, Gazprom, Xerox, PricewaterhouseCoopers, DPD, VTB, Samsung and cosmopolitan.