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MS MIAMI leads the market for
software licensing and support maintenance management. We offer expert advice
and support for the products that we proudly represent.
Having gained more than 16 years
of experience in the volume licensing business with a number of vendors, we
know the possibilities and limits of the global IT markets and can provide
individual advice that responds to the needs of each of our customers.
Our principles have made us
customer-specific procurement and the most favorable purchasing conditions for
our clients, we have become one of the leading service providers for software
procurement and licensing.
licensing models deliver best-in-class solutions
analysis tools are designed to identify potential savings within the area
of Software Procurement and Professional Services
from streamlined software assets
your costs with the help of volume and framework agreements
simpler procurement processes
Software Licensing Types
There are a number of
licensing options available, please note that each software company has its own
licensing options and prices which may be different from other companies.
- Individual (Single-user): This license type allows the program to be installed
and used on one CPU which is not accessed by other users over a network.
The software will only be used on a single computer, and other users will
not be able to access or run the software while connected to your
computer. Types of individual licenses are:
license: allows the customer to install and use the software indefinitely.
Technical support is included for a limited term, usually 90 days.
Subscription license: Allows the user to use the software for a
specified time period. This license usually includes technical support and
access to upgrades and patches released during the term of the subscription. At
the end of the term the user has several options: (1) renew the subscription;
or (2) purchase a perpetual license at a discounted cost; or (3) remove the
software from the computer.
Educational or Academic Software: Software marked for distribution to
educational institutions and students at reduced prices. This software is
usually labeled that it is an academic product and for use only by academic or
educational institutions. Proof of academic affiliation is required to
qualify for academic prices. When purchasing academic software on-line, you
should use your academic email address related to your school when placing
- Concurrent Use: This license
type requires that you purchase licenses for the maximum number of people
who will be running the software simultaneously.
- Volume licenses: allows the
Licensee to install the software on a certain number of computers. The
licensee usually has to satisfy a minimum purchase requirement and obtains
reduced prices in exchange. When purchasing the licenses, the licensee
usually receives one copy of the media and documentation with the option
of purchasing more.
- Site/Enterprise: This license
provides access to software at a single location. Typically, these
licenses are individually negotiated with the publisher and vary widely in
- Unlimited: See
Site/Enterprise license above.
- Server (Network): Licensed per
server – This license type requires that you have a single copy of the
software residing on the file server. With Per Server licensing, a
specified number of CALs are associated with a particular server. The
number of devices that can legally access that server simultaneously is
limited in Per Server licensing to the number of CALs purchased for that
- Per Seat (Machine): Licensed per
machine/seat – This license requires that you purchase a license for each
client computer and/or device where access to services is needed. This
license is typically used in conjunction with a network license.
- Per Processor: Under the Per
Processor model, you acquire a Processor License for each processor in the
server on which the software is running. A Processor License usually
includes access for an unlimited number of users to connect. You do not
need to purchase additional server licenses, CALs, or Internet Connector
Add-on’s to existing or new licenses
- Upgrade: This license is
acquired when a user has a previously acquired software license and would
like to move up to a newer version. This is not the same as a maintenance
or subscription agreement. The previous version becomes void and you
cannot transfer the previous version to another user.
- Student use: This allows
students to use the software as long as they are students of the
institutions. Students are required to uninstall software upon leaving the
- Secondary use: Allows the
licensed end user to use the software on a second computer.
- Work-at-home rights: Allows
Facult/Staff to use software at home. This is effective for as long as the
primary work computer is licensed and as long as the person is an
employee. Termination of employment also terminates this benefit.
- Home use: Similar to Work-at-home
- Subscription/Maintenance: This is an agreement between the license holder and
the software developer that allows the user to obtain all updates or
upgrades for software during the term of a contract. This is usually
purchased in addition to a license and at the same time as the license.
Subscription/Maintenance is usually renewable at the conclusion of the
term of the contract.