Do you want to start your own business, but are worried about the cost of expensive office management software? Do you already have a successful company, but are looking to save money and also boost productivity and efficiency? ONLYOFFICE could be the solution for you. ONLYOFFICE offers a complete productivity suite for growing businesses and individuals, complete with document management, project management, calendars, email and other features. It is already used by more than two million people around the globe, and everyday more than 100 teams deploy it on their private network. The company’s mission is to bring the most innovative web office apps to everyone.
Stumbling into Success
ONLYOFFICE was founded in 2009 by IT experts from Ascensio System SIA, which is based in Latvia. “Back then, the project was called TeamLab, and encompassed several social computing features (blog, forum, wiki, bookmarks, etc.) for an internal team communication. Simultaneously, we were working on an online office suite. Then we decided to merge these projects, and our solution received a warm welcome from the internet community,” said Galina Goduhina, head of the sales department at ONLYOFFICE. That solution went on to become a multi-featured office suite that features high-quality document editing and collaboration within a browser.
How it Saves Money
ONLYOFFICE offers a variety of product solutions, including cloud and server solutions for business. Goduhina said the products can save businesses a lot of money. “A lot of costs obviously come from the scale: the denser the system, the more automation is needed to reduce labor and corporate IT costs. With ONLYOFFICE, this process becomes easier.” The price of the SaaS solution depends on the number of team members, and starts from $1 a user per month. Goduhina said, “As for the server solution, we offer a lifetime subscription with one year of regular updates and support. Those prices start from $600. There is also a free server version – Community Edition – for teams up to 20 members. The desktop and mobile apps of ONLYOFFICE are provided free of charge.”
Don’t Forget a Thing
ONLYOFFICE offers a calendar, which allows a user to schedule appointments and keep track of deadlines. The spreadsheet editor helps a user organize data and offers approximately 400 formulas to make calculations. In addition, the documents module allows a user to store and share files. You can also edit and collaborate on them anytime, anywhere thanks to the company’s Android and iOS apps.
The company also features ONLYOFFICE Personal for personal users. This includes a set of tools for document editing, spreadsheets and presentations, along with a document management platform. “The great thing is that you can connect all the cloud storage services you use, like Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Nextcloud, etc., and organize a single workspace for all your docs stored there,” stated Goduhina.
ONLYOFFICE has stayed on top of the latest trends in document management. “We were the first to build online document editors using the HTML5 Canvas element. That allows us to keep ahead of our competitors by providing customers with the most complete and feature-rich online office suite,” said Goduhina. The company also offers a Docker script, which makes it easier to install the software. In fact, it takes just moments after registering for a user to get going with ONLYOFFICE.
A Grand Vision
In the past eight years, ONLYOFFICE has managed to secure an impressive list of clients including Oracle and the French Red Cross. It also offers its cloud solutions product to various non-profit organizations and schools free of charge. Other educational institutions can get a discounted rate.
Besides saving customers and corporations money, ONLYOFFICE has big plans for the future. “We continue fortifying and polishing our suite to make it serve the needs of every business and individual, to make it ideal. To reach this goal we must not only concentrate on extending the functionality of our solutions, but also sufficiently increase the security of the software, which is gaining paramount importance nowadays. We believe that the alternative approaches, the power of open code and the professionalism of developing teams can create even better, more powerful office products,” said Goduhina.