AGS Online account differences

Discussion created by bill3648 on Dec 6, 2012
Can you use ArcGIS Online and maintain groups?  I don't see the need to use the Organization account, just for this feature.  It seems that it is for people who want to use the cloud, don't have ArcGIS server, or don't have secured map services.  I have server, secure map services, and don't want to use the cloud.  Are people who want to use groups being forced to pay for an organizational account?  I was told last year at the esri UC by staff that you didn???t if you owned AGS server, because it would be like paying twice.