Our process analysis software USIM PAC, BILCO and ECHANT go on subscription

Jun 21, 2024 | Process simulation

Since January 1, 2024, our process analysis software, USIM PAC, BILCO and ECHANT, are available on an annual subscription basis.

Moving from permanent to subscription-based software licensing

Since January 1, 2024, our software range USIM PAC, BILCO and ECHANT are available on an annual subscription basis. License of these software applications are no longer available for purchase as permanent license.

 

 

USIM PAC

 

Process modeling
and simulation
software

 

BILCO

 

Data reconciliation
by mass balance software

 

ECHANT

 

Sampling mass
and sampling errors
software

Easy access to software and services

The subscription-based software licensing is a way to offer you a simple and single way to purchase our software license on an annual basis. The subscription license offers several advantages for you:

One license for multiple users

You pay only for the number of simultaneous users you need. The license is installed for multiple users through a network. 

A more flexible offer

The subscription covers both maintenance and use of the latest version of our software. You will always have the up-to-date version.

A lower initial cost

The annual fee replaces the upfront and maintenance licensing fees. No CAPEX investment needed! 

A cost adapted to your usage

The subscription gives you the liberty to pay for what you need. No more unused or old software versions on shelves!

What does the subscription offer include?

The subscription-based software licensing is available in all regions for CASPEO Process Analysis Software, i.e. USIM PAC, BILCO and ECHANT.

It is available on an annual basis, as a prepaid subscription. You pay only for the number of simultaneous users you need: subscription is provided as a server license (also called floating or concurrent license).

The annual fees include:

  • Access to licensed software
  • One server license
  • Updates available during the subscription period
  • Technical support
  • Access to CASPEO support portal and knowledge base

The subscription contract will be renewed automatically at the end of the initial term, every 12 months. At the end of the term, you may choose to extend or terminate the license.

FAQ on subscription license

Buy a subscription license

How to subscribe to an annual license?
The subscription offer is proposed by CASPEO or its official partners worldwide for a 12-month period minimum. Contact CASPEO or its partners to have a proposal.
What happens if I need an additional subscription license?
If you subscribe to an additional annual license during the contractual year of your first license, you have two options:
• Either you plan to renew the existing license and the additional one at the same time: in this case, you will be invoiced on a pro rata basis up to the renewal date of the first license.
• Or you simply wish to purchase an annual license for one year only, in which case you will be invoiced for a one-year subscription at the price of an additional license.
Do you propose training courses to learn using the software?

We propose face-to-face and self-paced online training courses on USIM PAC, BILCO and ECHANT. You can enroll online in this page. Courses are not included with the subscription.

 

Manage my subscription license

What happens at renewal time?
Your subscription can be automatically renewed. At the end of the 12-month period, you may choose to extend or terminate the license subscription. So, you must notify CASPEO or its official partner if you do not wish to renew.
If I take out a subscription license and then decide not to renew it, what happens for my software?
If you subscribe to an annual license, and then decide not to renew it,  the license is automatically deactivated at the end of the period, and the software cannot be used anymore. To maintain access to software and associated services, subscriptions must be renewed at the end of each period.

Nevertheless, it can be reactivated later. In this case the discount granted for continuity license is not applied.

Is there a minimum number of workstations required for a subscription?
No, CASPEO subscription options are available from one to several thousand workstations. The only limit is the number of simultaneous users depending on the number you purchase.
What if I cancel my subscription before the term of the contract?
You can cancel your subscription whenever you want. you can continue to use the application(s) under your license until it expires at the end of the subscription term. Nevertheless, no refund will be provided as it is a pre-paid subscription with a one-year commitment.

Install and use my license

What set up is required to get started with my new subscription?
CASPEO subscription-based licensing is a server license (also called floating license or concurrent license). It is not a SaaS license.

The software must be installed on the users’ PC and a soft activation installed on a server of your network. It is not delivered through the Internet.

After administrative subscription (PO/invoice):
• You will generate and send a license fingerprint file to CASPEO or its official partner.
• CASPEO will prepare an activation file and send it to you.
• You will apply the activation file on the license server to extend the period.
Detailed procedure will be sent to you.

If I buy one software subscription license, can I use it for several users?
When you buy one subscription license, you are entitled to one user access at one time.

As it is a server license, the subscription license can be installed for several users through a network soft protection. However, the number of simultaneous users is limited by the number of subscription licenses purchased.

If I buy one software subscription license, can I use it on multiple servers?
When you buy one subscription, you are entitled to one server license, installed on a single server.

In case of decommissioning of the server hosting the license management system, it is possible to move it to another server following a dedicated procedure.

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