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Bitrix24 is a solution for business communications and collaboration inside organizations of any size. The system unites tools classically belonging to the corporate intranet with social collaboration elements to form an optimal virtual work platform.
In this article we won’t go deep into the descriptions of the functional capabilities of the product; they are highlighted in the video that you can find here
or on our site
If, when searching for a virtual workspace for your business you chose Bitrix24, you may not have realized that Bitrix24 can be used as an online service and as a ‘box’ product – that is, installed on your own server (or that of your hosting provider).
Depending on your business nature, company size, and requirements to an intranet solution, you can choose between the flexible monthly payment available from the Cloud version of Bitrix24 or the purchasing and owning a life-time license of the Self-hosted version. Both versions have their benefits and trade-offs associated with deployment and maintenance.
Whether the cloud or self-hosted is right for you depends on a number of factors.
Below we will discuss several advantages of the two options, noting technical and economic factors along the way.