When you look into purchasing a new car you know that you can either buy it outright or lease it for the duration of the contract. The same principle applies with a License, you can either buy the license to use the software outright or lease it for the duration of the license agreement.
Purchasing software via volume licensing is different to buying software via a retail outlet. A retail software license is normally sold in a box with instructions, product support and a floppy disk to install, whereas with a Licensing model, a license is purchased only.
A license bought via volume licensing does not include an individual disk, CD or DVD with a set of instructions and product support. However, there is the option to acquire additional media, documentation and product support separately at much less cost compared to buying a retail packaged version.
The benefits of obtaining a License are:
It is cheaper and easy to administer.
You can receive software upgrades if you have taken out Software Assurance.
The more licenses you buy, the cheaper it becomes.
A software license provides the user with the rights to use the software. This can include whether or not software can be transferred to other users - if so how many, and whether it is possible to downgrade the software to earlier versions of the license.
In order to decide what license to buy it is necessary to establish the following:
Know what license is needed.
Decide the best option to purchase.
Decide where to purchase.
Port-P is a licensing specialist. We have a number of accredited licensing sales specialists on our team. Contact us today on 0121 262 6240 to discuss Licensing further.