Software being a non-physical product, it is sometimes hard to guess prices. And while consumer-grade software has price listed, for most enterprise software (for instance Documentum or FileNet) you have to contact the editor or a reseller to get a price.
Is there an open database listing prices of enterprise software?
Each entry should probably detail:
- Country of purchase
- Year of purchase
- Educational establishment status
- Support level
- Limitations, for instance seats limit, users limit, volume limit, number of servers/cores limit
- Other applicable conditions
- Whether actually bought, or just received a quote
Of course, the same thing can be sold at different prices depending for instance on delays and on the negotiation strategy of the sellers and buyers. So the database should allow several prices for the same thing.