Need a little assistance deciding what kind of license works best for you? Not a problem, we are here to help! First let’s cover the different kinds of licenses we offer:
- Perpetual = This is also known as a “forever” license. By that we mean it is not a subscription. You pay only once for the base license.
When you purchase a perpetual license it comes with a 12 month update plan. This means that for the first 12 months you have access to all upgrades during that period for free. Extending access to updates beyond the initial period is a good way to protect your investment. Operating systems and camera formats change over time (we also periodically add new features too!), so it is strongly encouraged that you keep your license updated.
- When your Update Plan expires, you will still have access to the license that your plan expired on.
For example; if you purchase ShotPut Pro 2021 today at the end of the 12 months the current version will be ShotPut Pro 2022, you would always have access to ShotPut Pro 2022 but you will no longer receive updates until an Update Plan has been renewed.
- Updates = Access to future upgrades depend upon whether a valid (unexpired) Update Plan is associated with your license. Our Update plans are issued in 12 month increments. You get 12 months with a new purchase. Update plans can be set up for automatic renewal every 365 days or manually purchased as needed. Prices vary per product.
How do I know if my update plan has expired? The Update Plan status is displayed in the ABOUT screen inside the application. You may also check the VIEW LICENSES page. A plan expiration date before today’s date means it has expired.
You may extend an Update Plan at any time–you do NOT have to wait for the plan to expire to extend your time.. To do that go to ACCOUNT>VIEW LICENSES page and select the UPDATE button beside the license.
- Rental = Many of our software offer a rental option. This type license is a timed subscription and upon activation the countdown begins. At the end of the rental period the license will expire and you will no longer have access to it. Rental licenses will always be the most current version of software–be sure to download the latest version of the application from the link beside the license number on the VIEW LICENSES page.Rentals are a great option for short term use or simply adding another temporary workstation to a particular job. Prices vary per product.