The following criteria are important when deciding on your license agreement:

„named vs concurrent user“

  • Licensing based on named users specifies a combination of a user ID and a password for one computer accessing the database. Each named user may have an unlimited number of concurrent sessions.
  • In licensing for concurrent users the software can be installed on any number of computers. However, the number of concurrently connected users is limited with respect to databases on an SQL server in one LAN. Concurrent user licensing is recommended for a large number of persons using the software but not accessing the database simultaneously.

„single vs. multi-user“

  • In “single user“ mode database and software are installed locally on one single computer. Access to the database is restricted to this computer.
  • In “multi-user“ mode the database is installed on a SQL Server in a LAN environment. Any number of users may access the database concurrently.

Options for license agreements:

  • “single user“ licensing
    Access to a locally installed database for one computer
  • “named-user“ licensing in “multi-user“ mode
    A predefined number of computers access the database(s) concurrently. Suitable for multiple users who need concurrent access.
  • “concurrent user“ licensing in “multi-user“ mode
    A predefined number of database accesses by any number of computers. Suitable for multiple users who do not need simultaneous access to the database.

The extensions need only one single user license but may be used by all LAN users that are granted access to the Core within a concurrent usage license option.

One of the Extensions (Enterprise Portal Server (EPS)) and both additional modules ( CobiT/ITIL and Dynamics AX) are available for all (“named“ or “concurrent“) users in “multi-user“ mode within the scope of a Company License Agreement.