Understanding License Types

This chapter is designed to help you choosing the license type that suits best to your needs.

You can choose from these license types for ARES software:

Three Years Plan Licenses

The Three Years Plan is cost-effective compared to the price of a Perpetual license with yearly subscription renewals.

The Three Years Plan includes:

  • ARES Commander – as a full license limited to 36 months
  • ARES Touch and ARES Kudo for three years (respectively the rest of the three years duration)
  • Free updates to upcoming versions within a year (usually each quarter). Updates include: Service Packs, which are new builds of the same version that fix issues Upgrade to the next major release with added functionality (if a new major release falls into the period of validity of the license)
  • E-mail support for three years (contact our technical support service at [email protected])
  • Freedom to renew the license

To buy an Three Years Plan License online:

Renewal of a Three Years Plan License

You are free to renew a Three Years Plan license after three years to keep on updating the software and continue accessing e-mail support with all the features listed above.

If you do not renew the Three Years Plan license, the permission to use the software ends (whereas a Perpetual License is unlimited, but without update and support service if you do not renew this type of license).

Some weeks before the Three Years Plan ends, the software alerts you with a message, that the permission using the license ends.

Examples

A renewal adds 36 months to expiry date, for example:

  • If your Three Years Plan was expired it was not working anymore. You get 36 months end of the month like for a new Three Years Plan.
  • If your Three Years Plan was not expired, 36 months are added (e.g. 3 + 36 = 39 months).

To renew a Three Years Plan:

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