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Open Source Compatibility Mess!!

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 5:20 AM

Like we've always said, document compatibility is the most important factor when creating and sharing docments with the outside world.

Here is prove that not even open source software is the way to go when it comes to document compatibility. The following article was posted on Slashdot, a news website for geeks and the like.


Italian City to Dump OpenOffice for Microsoft After Four Years - Read More...


Between 2011 and 2014, the municipality of Pesaro, Italy, trained up its 500 employees to use OpenOffice. However, last year the organization decided to switch back to Microsoft and use its cloud productivity suite Office 365.

According to a report from Netics Observatory, the city administration will be able to save up to 80% of the software's total cost of ownership by going back. The savings are largely due to the significant and unexpected deployment costs.

In particular, having to repaginate and tweak a number of documents due to a lack of compatibility between the proprietary and the open source systems translated into a considerable waste of time and productivity. The management estimates that every day roughly 300 employees had to spend up to 15 minutes each sorting out such issues.

So if you want to stay compatible with everyone without getting stuck with proprietary or open source document formats, have a look at our true open and compatible document format philosophy:

Stick to the Rich Text document format!!


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