Palisade offers a range of software licensing options designed to help businesses and organizations meet their risk and decision analysis needs in the most efficient manner possible. Most Palisade software uses industry-standard FLEXnet licensing technology for maximum ease of deployment and flexibility.
Stand-alone licenses are intended for use by one person on one computer. They may not be run from a server or accessed via remote desktop connections. Every stand-alone license comes with its own serial number and activation ID which unlocks the software for perpetual use. Software activation can be done with a single click over the Internet or manually via e-mail. Stand-alone licenses may be transferred from one computer to another once every 90 days, but may never be used one more than one computer at a time.
Concurrent network licenses are intended to serve multiple users from a network server. The software is installed on a single server, but may also be installed on an unlimited number of client computers. The restriction is placed on the number of users who can access the software at the same time, i.e., concurrently. Concurrent network licenses are a very cost-effective way to serve many people who need to use the software occasionally and “log off” when finished.
Concurrent network licenses utilize FLEXnet technology and come with one serial number and activation ID, regardless of the number of users. Software activation is only required for the server license, not the client installations. Activation can be done with a single click over the Internet or manually via e-mail. The same installer may be used on all client computers, so scripting is very straightforward. In addition, concurrent network licenses support Terminal Services and Citrix environments. The server license may be transferred from one server to another once every 90 days, but may never be used on more than one server at a time.
Concurrent network licenses also allow “borrowing,” or temporarily taking one license off the network server and putting it on the client computer. This lets someone use the software even if their computer is disconnected from the server (e.g., taking a laptop on a trip). When a license is borrowed, an expiration date must be set by the user. At expiration, the license is automatically returned to the server license pool and ceases to function on the disconnected client.
Enterprise Activation Server
Enterprise Activation Server licenses use FLEXnet technology to allow you to grant and manage stand-alone licenses of Palisade software from your own server instead of the Palisade license server. Rather than requiring every stand-alone user to contact the Palisade license server to activate their software, each user would instead contact your own server once to activate. A single activation ID may be used for all license installations. You can expand the number of users on the license by purchasing additional users for the same server without having to use a new activation ID. If users wish to transfer licenses from one computer to another, the deactivation and reactivation of licenses can be managed on your local server as well. Enterprise Activation Servers are a great option for companies with strict firewall or security protocols, and make license management easy.
The Most Cost-Effective Solution
Palisade corporate licenses are purchasing options that enable you to get the most software for your money, deployed in the most efficient manner possible. Using the concurrent network or Enterprise Activation methods (though they may be customized however you wish) and are structured according to your organizational needs and volume.
Investing in a Palisade corporate license is the most cost-effective path to better decisions enterprise-wide. By switching from haphazardly purchasing individual copies to adopting a corporate license, many companies have found that the return on their software investment dramatically improved. Not only was their investment outlay reduced compared to buying individual copies, but widespread access to the software encouraged better decision-making throughout the organization.
There are two kinds of Palisade corporate licenses:
Site Licenses – Provide software access to everyone at a particular physical location.
Enterprise Licenses – Provide access to the software throughout an organization or division regardless of physical location.
Benefits of corporate licenses include: The latest software version - for everyone
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With current maintenance, all users work with the same current version, and upgrades are handled on the same corporate level to maintain this consistency and avoid compatibility issues.
Elimination of IT compliance issues
A corporate license relieves IT personnel of having to monitor software usage to ensure compliance with software license agreements.
Streamlined procurement process eliminates red tape
By procuring software through a single purchasing contract, you can avoid departmental budget constraints, differing purchasing procedures, and other administrative hurdles.
Benefits of corporate licenses include:
The latest software version - for everyone