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Apr 9, 2019

How much does ClickShare cost? (spoiler alert: less than you think)

CLICKSHARE 3 min read

We often get questions about the price for ClickShare and how it compares to competitive presentation and conferencing solutions and more in particular to fixed UC rooms. But before we start comparing apples and oranges, let’s look at the total cost of ownership.

Collaboration is essential to make a business run like clockwork. Fortunately, businesses are absolutely not averse to investing in futureproof, agnostic room solutions and collaboration tools, like ClickShare Present or ClickShare Conference.

But we do understand that technology buyers want to scan the market and look for the best price. However, it’s clear that not all price tags are created equal. Some prices may seem attractive at first, but they do not reveal the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), which also includes things like license fees and updates.

 

Do you know your TCO?
 

Nobody likes surprises, at least when it comes to pricing. If you need to make a substantial investment to boost efficient collaboration in your organization, you need to know upfront what you are getting yourself into. You need to know your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Let’s have a look at what you need to consider when evaluating the TCO of a collaboration solution:

ClickShare: no surprises
 

As for Barco’s ClickShare solutions for hybrid meetings, the pricing guideline is simple: what you see is what you get. In other words: the total cost of ownership is what you pay at your initial purchase and no extra additional investments are needed. What you get in return is much more than a piece of hardware and software. It’s a total package that makes management, maintenance and security of ClickShare units throughout your enterprise a breeze.

This package includes:

  • Quarterly firmware updates: unlike with many competitive solutions and fixed in-room systems like an MTR, ClickShare firmware updates are free. 
  • Management tools like XMS Management Platform allow you to securely and remotely configure and manage ClickShare devices. XMS gives you insightful analytics and dashboards to further improve your collaborative meeting room solutions. Tools like this allow you to save on IT resources for extra support.
  • Enterprise-grade security: Unlike many competitive solutions, the security of ClickShare is impeccable. With the ISO 27001 certification for ClickShare, Barco is showing that the processes and infrastructure that help develop ClickShare are secure. Users can be sure that every ClickShare communication is authenticated and encrypted by default, harmonizing with your network and governing security principles.
  • 5-year SmartCare maintenance: SmartCare is a service package that provides ClickShare owners with budget predictability, swift hardware replacement and expert support from both Barco and its partners for up to 5 years. SmartCare is included in the purchase of each ClickShare Conference and Present unit and needs to be activated by registering the unit via the XMS Management platform within 6 months of the purchase. 
  • Ease of use: ClickShare is so easy to set up and use that users hardly need any training. It’s truly plug and play in any meeting room. With just one click, they can wirelessly share their screen or start a video meeting.
  • Interoperability: With a truly agnostic solution like ClickShare, there's no vendor lock-in when it comes to UC&C platforms and no need to invest in additional, and costly yearly licenses or subscription fees. In addition, it works seamlessly with your existing AV solutions and display. 
 


What you pay for ClickShare

 

ClickShare essentially comes in two flavors. ClickShare Present is a wireless presentation solution that allows you to enhance collaboration and content sharing in any meeting space, even in a fixed conference room, such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams Rooms. ClickShare Present allows you to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and make your meeting much more interactive

ClickShare Conference is a wireless conferencing solution that allows users to host video calls from their own laptop, use their own UC&C solution, and wireless connect to the meeting room display and AV peripherals. We call this Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM). This solution also allows switching from BYOM mode to fixed room mode in fixed UC rooms.

 

Here’s the total cost of ownership for both ClickShare product lines


ClickShare Present - wireless presentation and content sharing

 

Purchasing cost

Annual depreciation (over 5 years)

C-5              

850 EUR/USD

170 EUR/USD

C-10

1,325 EUR/USD

265 EUR/USD


 

ClickShare Conference - wireless conferencing

 

Purchasing cost

Annual depreciation (over 5 years)

CX-20

2,050 EUR/USD

410 EUR/USD

CX-30

2,575 EUR/USD

515 EUR/USD

CX-50

2,950 EUR/USD

590 EUR/USD

CX-50 Gen2  3,450 EUR/USD  690 EUR/USD

 

 

Want to talk numbers?

 

Still not sure about the price for ClickShare? No worries, we are happy to do the math with you. See how the ROI of your meeting rooms increases. What is the amount of time and money you save in the long run?

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