License duration

Single-year licenses

The standard prices are for a single-year usage period. During this term you are entitled to use all new (major and minor) releases of the licensed software. This license type gives maximum flexibility and the lowest up-front investment and is currently the most popular type. A renewal of your license is needed after one year if you wish to continue using the software.

Multi-year licenses

If you have a sizable software budget now, but you are unsure about your software budget in the coming years, then the discounts for multi-year licenses may be of interest to you. For a 5-year license you get half a year for free. During the whole license period you are entitled to use all new releases of the licensed software without any additional payments. And if the annual prices would go up, this will not affect you. A new contract will be required at the end of the license period to continue using the software.

Number of years Multiplication factor compared to single-year
1 1.0
2 1.9
3 2.8
4 3.7
5 4.5*

*exceptional discounts may be available for 5-year licenses for ADF on unlimited cores. Contact us for a quote.

Perpetual licenses

A perpetual license is available at 4.5 times the annual license fee. It therefore costs the same as a 5-year license. This license type includes 6 months of upgrades for the purchased major release and 6 months of free support. After the first 6 months, further support and licenses for newer versions are available at a yearly maintenance fee.

During the first two maintenance periods the maintenance fee is equal to the one-year price valid at the time of the purchase of the perpetual license. After that, it is equal to the one-year price valid at that moment.

Contact SCM or your local reseller for further details and limitations. SCM will not provide support for old versions, except, in some cases, the version directly before the most recent one. In order to allow you to switch to newer machines or if your old machine breaks down, SCM will provide a new license file each year.