Microsoft Office to OpenOffice.org/StarOffice Migration Overview
Cost Comparison of StarOffice 9, OpenOffice.org 3.x and Microsoft Office 2007Migrating from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice.org or StarOffice can be smooth and straightforward if there is a well thought out migration plan and pilot (or evaluation) strategy. This white paper provides a migration blueprint so customers can create an effective migration plan for moving from Microsoft Office to either OpenOffice.org or StarOffice.
Key topics include training users, analyzing and migrating files, converting macros and handling custom and 3rd party applications. There are also tips on setting up an evaluation strategy from forming evaluation teams to project management to overseeing post-deployment. A case study and scenarios are also discussed.
The costs covered are not just licensing costs but also include migration, training and system administration costs among others.