We were on a tier licensed system for about 10 years. We now use user based pricing, the "registered user" version. (I don't remember their term for it.) I was confused when we went this way. It is NOT concurrent user licensing, which I originally thought I was getting. I am remaining on registered instead of concurrent because with registered I get multiple sessions on the same PC with one license. I don't understand why that changes with concurrent, but it does. I would really like some sort of combination licensing, or reasonable tier license. My major issues with user licensing are: 1...It would be nice for people to be able to sign on at more than one machine. I am told this requires concurrent licensing. Then, people would use a license for each session on the PC. Some people around here have 4 sessions going. Catch22, so we stay with registered licenses. 2...If people can't sign on at more than one machine, it would seem like if they are not signed on, their license should be released (my definition of concurrent). This is obviously not the case, it also requires concurrent licensing. And since this is not the case, we need more licenses. <RANT ON> I know there was a major investment, and probably other expenses I don't know about or understand. Regardless, it seems to me that a software company, like MAPICS, could give away a product and live on the maintenance. I obviously get disturbed by the high initial license fee. ;-) And then to cap it off with what -I- consider to be strange rules between registered and concurrent licensing... <RANT OFF> (before I get any windier) Bob Randall Airxcel, Inc. > -----Original Message----- > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On > Behalf Of Arnold, Robert > Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 7:40 AM > To: 'MAPICS-L@Midrange.com' > Subject: Tier based vs. User based pricing > > > I'm looking at upgrading our AS/400. The real cost in the upgrade is the > MAPICS software licensing fee. The other dilemma is that to go to user > based pricing, cost is still an issue. My question is what are > other MAPICS > users using Tier or User based pricing and why. Your input will > be greatly > appreciated. > > Thanks, > > Bob. > +--- > | This is the MAPICS Mailing List! > | To submit a new message, send your mail to MAPICS-L@midrange.com. > | To subscribe to this list send email to MAPICS-L-SUB@midrange.com. > | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MAPICS-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. > | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: > firstname.lastname@example.org > +--- > +--- | This is the MAPICS Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MAPICS-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MAPICS-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MAPICS-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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