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Effective after August 1, 2015

"Perpetual License plus Support" vs "Software Subscription"

There are two main ways to license the Verba platform:

 

Perpetual License plus Support

Software Subscription
Right of use
  • perpetual license (not time limited)
  • you can use the product, even without
    valid support and maintenance contract
  • time limited license
  • you can not use the product without
    valid software subscription
Support
  • support will only provide help for customers
    with valid support and maintenance contract
  • support will only provide help for customers
    with valid software subscription
Maintenance/Upgrades
  • minor and major upgrades are available as long as your
    support and maintenance contract is continuous since license purchase
  • minor and major upgrades are available as long as your
    subscription is valid

Payment
  • license is purchased upfront
  • at least 1st year support must be purchased upfront
  • software subscription is paid monthly, quarterly or yearly
  • minimum 1 year commitment is required
Discounts
  • 3 and 5 year prepaid support provides discounts
    (6 month free with 3 years, 1 year free with 5 years)
  • quarterly payments are much more favorable than monthly
  • yearly payments are much more favorable than quarterly

Product variants

The following article code postfixes are used on the Verba price list to signify variants of licenses and services related to a product:

Perpetual License Plus Support

Postfix (Article Variant)DescriptionIn article names
Licenses
-LPerpetual licenseLicense
Support and Maintenance (9/5)
-S1Y1 year support, maintenance, minor/major upgradesM&S 1YR
-S3Y3 years support, maintenance, minor/major upgrades (last 6 months free)M&S 3YR
-S5Y5 years support, maintenance, minor/major upgrades (last 1 year free)M&S 5YR
-S3A3 years annually paid support, maintenance, minor/major upgradesM&S 3YR An
Support and Maintenance (24/7)
-S1Y241 year 24/7 support, maintenance, minor/major upgradesM&S 1YR 24/7
-S3Y243 years 24/7 support, maintenance, minor/major upgrades (last 6 months free)M&S 3YR 24/7
-S5Y245 years 24/7 support, maintenance, minor/major upgrades (last 1 year free)M&S 5YR 24/7
-S3A243 years annually paid 24/7 support, maintenance, minor/major upgradesM&S 3YR 24/7 An
Upgrade Licenses (for customers without continuous support and maintenance contracts)
-UPerpetual upgrade licenseUpgrade

Software Subscription

Postfix (Article Variant)DescriptionIn article names
Software Subscription with 9/5 support
-MMonthly paid subscription (license, support and maintenance)Subs Month
-QQuarterly paid subscription (license, support, maintenance)Subs Qtr
-AYearly paid subscription (license, support, maintenance)Subs Year
Software Subscription with 24/7 support
-M24Monthly paid subscription (license, 24/7 support, maintenance)Subs 24/7 Month
-Q24Quarterly paid subscription (license, 24/7 support, maintenance)Subs 24/7 Qtr
-A24Yearly paid subscription (includes license, 24/7 support, maintenance)Subs 24/7 Year

See the details of product articles in Verba Article Descriptions.

Learn more about Quoting a Verba solution.