Licensing Models

NetLicensing is sophisticated enough to cover even the most outlandish licensing models: from single-user to network overflow licenses. NetLicensing provides software vendors with the ability to map/combine numerous licensing models.
  • Try & Buy

    Try & Buy

    Evaluation, Demo, Trialware, Functional-limited demo version, Time Limited Evaluation

    This licensing model is useful in case you want to distribute secure trial or demo version of your product. Trial licenses are granted for a short time and allow customers to try the product before buying it. Usually, production-level work is not allowed and some features may be limited or disabled in demo mode. The product is completely disabled after trial license has expired, unless full-featured license is granted.

  • Subscription

    Subscription

    ABO, Time-limited, Time-Based, TimeVolume

    Subscription licensing model allows user to enable product for a specific period of time, with the possibility of the subscription renewal. Different subscription periods can be offered each with its own price. Support for auto-renewal with recurring payment is planned.

  • Floating

    Floating

    Concurrent, Network, Shared

    Floating licensing model authorizes the use of an application with the given number of sessions (users, hosts, etc.). The number of concurrent sessions is tracked, and the total number of running sessions of the licensed application at any time is limited by the maximum allowed sessions in the floating licenses purchased by the licensee.

  • Rental

    Rental

    Leasing, Feature with TimeVolume

    This is a complex licensing model, useful in the case you want to license multiple instances of some entity, each instance for a certain period of time. In other words it can be described as a bunch of independent subscriptions, where customer decides in addition for how many instances he wants to subscribe.

  • Pay-per-Use

    Pay-per-Use

    Pre-paid, Post-paid, Pay-per-click

    Limits the quantity of the license uses, in addition to the license validity. License fees are based on the actual usage. The usage may be defined by various metrics such as CPU load, network bandwidth utilization, or something related to the nature of your application. The billing is tied to the usage model, which can be:
    Time based: billing on the duration of use
    Count based: billing on the number of uses
    Volume based: billing on the amount of resource use.

  • Standard

    Standard

    Permanent, Single-user, Perpetual

    This license is a non-transferable license allowing product use on a single computer and/or by a single user. Once purchased, the product can be used without limitations.

  • Multi-Feature

    Multi-Feature

    Pay-per-feature, Feature-based, Modular, Multi-Module

    This licensing model allows enabling or disabling product features on the user's needs and budget. It may be used to create an upgrade path from a “lite” version to “standard,” “pro,” “enterprise” etc. versions without modifying the software or uninstalling the existing version.

  • Node-Locked

    Node-Locked

    Named host, Local

    Software is licensed for use only on one or more named computer systems. Usually, CPU serial number verification is used to enforce this type of license.

  • Named User

    Named User

    Personal License

    License rights are granted to specific user IDs. The software may be used on any computer by a user ID that is on a list of licensed users.

Need a special Licensing Model?

With NetLicensing, complex software licensing models can be created that fit your business needs.