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What are the advantages of used software?

If you are considering buying or selling your software used, this page can help you decide. We have summarized the advantages for you and presented them clearly.

The purchase of used software makes particular sense in the following cases:

Uniform release status

Would you like to license new departments/employees and have a uniform release status?

Case study 1: You need 50 licenses for new workstations. You are currently using Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016. If you want to buy this “new”, you can only purchase Office 2019. Although you have the option (with volume contracts) to downgrade to the desired version, you pay the full price for a product that you do not need as such.

Case study 2: Windows 8 instead of Windows 10. New computers are usually equipped with a Windows 10 license, which often costs more than €100. If you are aiming for a uniform release status with the PCs you are already using, you must downgrade to Windows 8. In this case, it makes more sense to buy the PCs without an operating system and equip the computers with used Windows 8 Professional licenses. This can save you time and money.

Savings potential

You need to migrate to a newer version of Microsoft Office, e.g. B. from Office 2010 to 2013 or 2016, but only have a limited IT budget? In this case, too, you can save resources with used software. In addition, we are happy to take your used software in part exchange.

If the purchased software also includes an update right, you will of course also purchase this in your usage rights and save additional money. Because you have saved on the old version, but you can still update to the new version.

Training costs

New software means higher training costs. And training expenses are always at the top of the cost ranking. Anyone who has already organized training for their employees knows this very well. If you are using an older release, the training costs are usually lower or can even be eliminated altogether.

Used software is not subject to wear and tear

One reason that often speaks against buying used goods is that the objects in question suffer from wear and tear. So you have no problems with software! Even if the licenses are second-hand, this does not degrade the performance of the software. The goods themselves are as good as new like the original purchase, but you save money with it!


We have now listed some of the advantages that buying used software can bring. One of the main reasons is cost savings. Finally, we can give you another incentive. “Never change a winning team”. If you are satisfied with your previous version and everything has been imported well, let me tell you: Older, more mature software often causes fewer problems than the most up-to-date version. The latest versions often have teething problems when they come onto the market and which are only gradually corrected by the manufacturer.

You see – the use of used software pays off!

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