Compare Mandarin and STAR/Libraries - Jun 2024

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Jun 02, 2024

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Mandarin or STAR/Libraries?

STAR/Libraries is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Mandarin, and Mandarin is rated higher (87/100) than STAR/Libraries (59/100).

Looking for the right Library Management solution for your business? Buyers are primarily concerned about the real total cost of implementation (TCO), the full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, and the pros and cons. In this article we compare between the two software products:

Mandarin Library Automation, Inc. Vs. STAR/Libraries

Mandarin Library Automation, Inc.: Building upon their success with SIRS, the husband-and-wife team of Elliot and Eleanor Goldstein acquired Mandarin Library Automation in 1995. The Goldsteins remain actively involved with Mandarin, with Elliot Goldstein continuing to offer strategic guidance in his position on the Board of Directors.

STAR/Libraries: For over 30 years, Ron Aspe has followed his vision and strategy of giving information intensive companies a full service partner that meets their special and unique needs in the knowledge management space. This strategy has included growing both organically and via acquisitions, and has enabled Lucidea to achieve double-digit growth and build a gl...

Who is more expensive? Mandarin or STAR/Libraries?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Library Management software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance and support and other related services. When calculating the TCO, it's important to add all of these ”hidden costs” as well. We prepared a TCO (Total Cost) calculator for Mandarin and STAR/Libraries.

Mandarin price starts at $750 per license , On a scale between 1 to 10 Mandarin is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Library Management software. STAR/Libraries accurate pricing info is available upon request (they don't share it publicly), however , On a scale between 1 to 10 Mandarin is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Library Management software.

Bottom line: STAR/Libraries is more expensive than Mandarin.

Which software includes more/better features?

We've compared Mandarin Vs. STAR/Libraries based on some of the most important and required Library Management features.

Mandarin: We are still working to collect the list of features for Mandarin.

STAR/Libraries: We are still working to collect the list of features for STAR/Libraries.

Target customer size

The typical customers are small, medium, and large businesses that deal mainly with library automation and management. and STAR/Libraries's target customer size include: Medium and large size businesses.



Mandarin

ITQlick rating
(5/5)

starts at $750 per license

Mandarin is a library automation software that delivers a fully-customizable system that can be deployed both on the cloud or on-premise. It was developed and built for the benefit of librarians. Mandarin M5 of...

Categories: Library Management.

STAR/Libraries

ITQlick rating
(3.3/5)

STAR/Libraries is a fast growing cloud-based Library Management software, it is designed to support medium and large size business. STAR/Libraries received a rating of 3.3 from ITQlick team. The software cost i...

Categories: Library Management.

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Mandarin: 0 Features

We are working to collect the list of features

STAR/Libraries: 0 Features

We are working to collect the information
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
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Mandarin
ITQlick rating
5/5
Score
87/100
Pricing
3.2/10
License pricing
$750 per license
Functionality
3
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STAR/Libraries
ITQlick rating
3.3/5
Score
59/100
Pricing
6.6/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
3
Liberty ...
ITQlick rating
4.8/5
Score
88/100
Pricing
3.4/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
6
Alexandria
ITQlick rating
5/5
Score
87/100
Pricing
5/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
3
Destiny ...
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
85/100
Pricing
5/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
3

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Shlomi Lavi is an entrepreneur and founder of ITQlick.com. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information Systems Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 17 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant and implementation expert for small, medium and large-sized (global) companies. Shlomi’s goal is to share the best knowledge and news about information systems so you can make smarter buying decisions for your business.