Number of network users that can access the software simultaneously.
|Number of Concurrent Users||License Fee: Initial Order|
|1||2 x cost of 1 Single-user PC license|
|2||3 x cost of 1 Single-user PC license|
|3||4 x cost of 1 Single-user PC license|
|4||5 x cost of 1 Single-user PC license|
|5||6 x cost of 1 Single-user PC license|
|6||7 x cost of 1 Single-user PC license|
|7||8 x cost of 1 Single-user PC license|
|8||9 x cost of 1 Single-user PC license|
N Concurrent Users means that N users on the network may access the licensed software at any given time. In order to obtain a license from the License Manager driver, user “N+1" must wait until one of the active users stops running the licensed software.
Following the purchase of an initial network license valid for N users, the cost to add one additional user to the license is determined by multiplying the price of a single-user PC license by (N+1/N).
What we mean by a Floating Network License?
A network version is convenient for scenarios where users in multiple offices, which may be in different locations, need to use the software. The amount of network bandwidth consumed with this arrangement is minimal since the software, which runs on local workstations, requires only a license file from the license server.
In environments where the software is used occasionally, a floating network license can provide flexibility and savings, even when the license is for only one network user. All potential users can install the software on their local machine at different physical addresses, and can use the software anytime by requesting a license from a server located anywhere on the network.
The network license is typically not the optimal choice when it is restricted to one floating license in an environment where multiple users need to use the software frequently. In this scenario, it is important to have more than one concurrent floating license. A two-user concurrent network-floating license, while costing 50% more each than a standalone license ([2+1]/2), offers much more flexibility. Adding an extra license once one has four or more network licenses costs almost the same as a standalone license (the cost of upgrading to m floating licenses in a setup where one already has m-1 floating licenses is (m+1)/m times the cost of one standalone license). With more licenses, growing demand is easier to meet, and the probability is reduced that at any given moment there would be more employees needing to use the software than available license files. When multiple floating licenses are split on multiple servers, each of which can potentially be in different office locations, the availability of the software is enhanced by workstations being able to request a license from the first available server.
Finally, a network license authorizes access through VPN and terminal services.
After an initial network license has been purchased, the cost of adding one license to an existing (Nth – 1) network licenses in order to have N concurrent network user licenses is (N+1)/N the price of a single-user PC license.