Alloy Software's licensing is based on the number of databases (data repositories), number of users directly working with the software, and number of audit nodes tracked with the product.
A Database is a repository where information (data) is retained. One Database License allows you to install the Software on multiple computers that share a common database. If more than one database is required, you must purchase additional database licenses.
Alloy Software offers two user license models - Named User and Concurrent User.
The Named User license identifies the number of database users (technicians and managers) that use the software. Every individual user requires their own license. If this number increases over time, additional user access licenses should be purchased.
The Concurrent User license identifies the number of database users (technicians and managers) that use the product simultaneously. This model allows customers to purchase license equal to the largest number of user likely to be using the software at any given time, rather than the total number of users that have access to the software.
Audit License identifies the number of nodes (computers) that can be audited or tracked in the inventory repository. The number of audit nodes should at least equal the number of computers in your organization. If this number increases over time, additional audit node licenses should be purchased.
Alloy Software licenses its products with two license choices: perpetual or subscription.
A Subscription License entitles the customer to use the software during the subscription period, minimum subscription period is 6 months.
A Perpetual License entitles the customer to use the software indefinitely. This is a one time fee.
Updates and Upgrades
Software Updates include bug fixes and minor software enhancements, and are made available at no cost to customers in a support contract. Version 7.1 to version 7.2 is an example of an update.
A Software Upgrade is a purchase of a newer major version of software you currently use. Version 7.2 to version 8.0 is an example of an upgrade.