If your business is looking to cut costs and reduce licensing fees, you might want to consider cost-cutting alternatives like the free office suite, LibreOffice. Not only is it feature-packed for a free office suite, it also offers connectivity options for tying into your existing (or future) content management system (CMS).
With their latest release, LibreOffice 4.0, which was just announced, the connectivity options and features this suite provides make it a great alternative to traditional office suites such as Microsoft Office.
Here is a list of some of the features within LibreOffice 4.0:
LibreOffice 4.0 offers a large number of new characteristics, which are listed on this page: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/4-0-new-features-and-fixes.
“LibreOffice 4.0 is a milestone in interoperability and an excellent foundation for our continued work to improve the User Interface,” explains Florian Effenberger, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Our project is not only capable of attracting new developers on a regular basis, but it also creates a transparent platform for cooperation based on a strong Free Software ethos, where corporate sponsored and volunteer developers work to attain the same objective.”
So if you are in the market for a cost free alternative or a method of reducing your existing licensing fees but still need to retain interoperability with Microsoft Office formats and connectivity with your CMS, you should take a look at LibreOffice and see if it fits the needs of your organization.