What and how is the best way to upgrade office 2003 to 2010

Im in the healthcare industry and i am trying to upgrade my MSoffice software from 2003 to 2010 is there a upgrade available from microsoft ...as you know times are financilly hard and i am trying to save money for the company. I am interested in a multi user license.
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qbakiesCommented:
You will only get upgrade discounts if you are purchasing volume licensing or can find a reseller that is giving a discount.  How many copies are you needing to purchase?

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
See if you qualify for a charitable license - I don't know for certain, and health care may not qualify. Check, as that would be the most economical way for you to upgrade.

The next most economical way is to approach Microsoft or your local vendor (local vendor is probably best) and get the price for a volume license.

You can also check if the upgrade price for 2010 at retail (2003 is ok to qualify) is less expensive than the volume license.  

Check all three approaches.  ... Thinkpads_User
MerceneAuthor Commented:
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MerceneAuthor Commented:
Question is can i upgrade from 2003 to 2010 or do i have to to do a uninstall 2003 before installing 2010?
I guess volume license is the only way i think i need around 15-30
qbakiesCommented:
According to the following article you can do an in-place upgrade.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17342/upgrade-office-2003-to-2010-on-xp-or-run-them-side-by-side/
MerceneAuthor Commented:
thank you
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