"With open-source productivity suites getting better and better,
the cost of Microsoft Corp.'s Office is looking higher and higher
to FN Manufacturing LLC.
"Last year, FN Manufacturing began testing OpenOffice.org 1.1.1
with the hope of mitigating the costs associated with an
enterprisewide upgrade to Microsoft Office 2003. FN Manufacturing's
goal was not necessarily to entirely replace Microsoft's Office
suite, but to find and deploy a more cost-effective office solution
where and when possible. And for Ed Benincasa, an eWEEK Corporate
Partner and vice president of MIS at FN Manufacturing, the more the
OpenOffice.org suite matured, the more compelling he found the
open-source alternative to be..."