Why open source solution might cost you more than you think! – 5463

Today, many open-source solutions are used not only by small and medium firms but also by some large organisations. The decision whether to choose commercial software or open-source software is often driven by the perceived fit between the tools capabilities and the organisation’s testing needs as well as the budget for test tooling. This choice is not always as easy as it seems, especially when one considers the hidden costs of using open-source solutions. In this presentation, we are going to walk through some business case methods, such as Total cost of ownership (TCO) and payback, to better to calculate the actual cost of test tooling for an organisation.