The Workstation option is perfect for individual users; while the network-based named and concurrent licensing options provide a flexible, cost-effective solution for organizations with a larger number of users, who want the ability to share and manage a pool of licenses.
Workstation Named User
A Workstation license is locked to one machine ("node-lock") or one person ("named user"). A node-locked Workstation license can be installed on only one machine and cannot be used concurrently. A named user Workstation license is registered to an individual and the named user is the only person permitted to use the product. The Workstation licensing options work best for power-users who need a copy of the software available on their workstation at all times. Workstation licensees are required to create an Embarcadero Developer Network account in order to register their product. A Workstation license does not require installation of a license server.
Network Named User
Network Named User is similar to Workstation licensing in the regard that a license is designated to an individual. The difference is the licenses are managed over a network using the Embarcadero License Server (ELS) or optionally FLEXnet Publisher. An administrator installs the license server (ELS or FLEXnet) software in a central location on your network and maintains a list of Network Named Users who are authorized to operate the product. The Network Named User is guaranteed access to that license at all times or until the Administrator revokes access. This option has many advantages including centralized administration, fast and easy provisioning and de-provisioning of software assets, and asset management features including usage reports.
Network Concurrent licenses are managed through the Embarcadero License Server (ELS), or optionally FLEXnet Publisher. It provides users with the flexibility of using any Embarcadero product, but will only acquire a license when the application is open. This license option tracks the number of simultaneous users. If the number of simultaneous users exceeds the number of purchased licenses, anyone who subsequently tries to start the software is denied access. Network Concurrent licenses are only valid for the global region in which they are sold.
Embarcadero All-Access License Options
All-Access is a membership model which includes access to the specified products within each membership level (there are 4 levels), as well as support and maintenance for the duration of an active membership.
The same three types of licenses for Embarcadero All-Access can be applied to any of the four levels: Workstation, Networked Named and Network Concurrent. All-Access licenses are perpetual and can continue to be used, installed, and reinstalled even if annual All-Access membership is not renewed. All-Access licenses are managed by the All-Access Server, or ToolCloud.
Embarcadero Support and Maintenance Program
1 year of support and maintenance (S&M) can be purchased at the time you purchase a new or upgrade licence. S&M covers you for any new version release and offers tech support direct from Embarcadero. S&M can be renewed annually.
Advantages of Support and Maintenance
- Continued 24/7 access to product updates and upgrades to keep technology investments up-to-date.
- Uninterrupted access to technical support via phone and email.
- Uninterrupted access to on-line technical resources