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2018-07-16T10:04:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for TFS?

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Sanjay Patankar - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager at Godrej Infotech Ltd.
Real User
Top 5
2022-06-17T10:59:09Z
17 June 22

You will need to obtain server and account licenses.

HS
Senior Soft Engineer at SECP
Real User
Top 5
2022-06-06T09:51:00Z
06 June 22

Our organization has an enterprise license with TFS.

CarlBrown - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President Engineering at Vertex Downhole Ltd
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-26T22:00:49Z
26 May 22

I believe we pay on a yearly basis. I don't know the current costs of them. We outsource all that to a third party. Each of the developers gets a Microsoft Visual Studio Azure DevOps license, which gives them access to the TFS server as well. We probably pay on average about 1,800 Canadian Dollars a year for every developer, but that covers a lot more than just TFS. The cost isn't prohibitive. We use a lot of different software in our company. We use a lot of engineering software. If I compare the cost of our developer team software to some of our other solutions, such as our CAD package SolidWorks or our PCB design software Altium, we pay orders of magnitude less for TFS than we do for those other packages. Microsoft's licensing terms are also much better. They're good. I would rate them a four out of five in terms of pricing. The only additional cost that you have is that you need to run it on a server, and you need a Windows Server software license. If you didn't have that to start with, you'd have to purchase it, but we already had that for other services within the company, such as file services, print services, etc. Other than that, there are not really any costs.

Ashish-Kamat - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Consultant at Wipro
Real User
Top 20
2022-04-06T17:00:52Z
06 April 22

Microsoft products are always expensive. Obviously, they are quality products, but it would be helpful if there was a reduction in price. But compared to other vendors, I think the cost is high. I've been doing the budgeting for clients, and I find that the costing part — when we are going for new environments or we are ordering new servers — definitely plays a big part. I would rate it between a 2 and 3 out of 5.

RC
Vice President at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-04T16:53:46Z
04 November 21

I am not in a position to comment on the licensing terms, as we are talking about an enterprise arrangement. I am not part of that.

TA
Process Manager at a marketing services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-03T10:05:50Z
03 September 21

We pay for the license yearly.

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KH
Program Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-03-05T19:20:20Z
05 March 21

The price of the solution is cheaper than other competitors and it is a per-user license.

Reza Sadeghi - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Developer at a non-profit with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-08T19:00:40Z
08 January 21

We are using the open-source version.

KK
Asst. Vice president, Applications Architecture at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-10-08T07:25:17Z
08 October 20

I wouldn't say that this tool is cheap or expensive but in the middle. TFS is definitely not as expensive as some other tools like Rational Team Concert. Basically, I would say that it is affordable. Professional Services is a separate cost from the standard licensing fees.

Amr EL Tahan - PeerSpot reviewer
Software QA Lead at Ajman Municipality
Real User
Top 10
2020-08-30T08:33:41Z
30 August 20

We pay subscription fees on a yearly basis and the price is reasonable.

Kumar Rajan - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at Havells
Real User
2020-06-18T05:18:35Z
18 June 20

The pricing is reasonable at this time.

KK
Agile Coach at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-06-17T10:56:06Z
17 June 20

TFS is more competitively priced than some other solutions.

PauloBorges - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior IT Professional at Novabase
Real User
2019-10-07T11:43:00Z
07 October 19

TFS licencing can be confusing, we have to read it well and have a good user management strategy and control.

it_user899448 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Quality Engineering Manager with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-07-16T10:04:00Z
16 July 18

It is pretty expensive compared to other project management tools.

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KulbhushanMayer - PeerSpot reviewer
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Hi @Netanya Carmi,  Both are good and in fact, TFS is now rebranded as Azure DevOps server. Now the point is about your requirement, if your requirement is to work closely with Cloud Services Cloud Application and you are Ok to manage your code and CI/CD plans over the cloud platform then go for Azure DevOps whereas if you can't move the data to cloud use Azure DevOps Server.  But for such tools my first choice is Gitlab. Rest you can call me at 9717996125 or drop me at kulbhushan.mayer@thinknyx.com to discuss further.
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