Can someone explain the difference between a seat, site, area or global license for QC? We are looking to make a QC license purchase and don't know the difference between them. [img]/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
There's only three types that I'm aware of... Demo, Seat, and concurrent... Demo is just as it sounds, its a license that lets you try the product for a given number of days, Seat licences are for a single machine and can only be installed on a single machine, and concurrent licences are ones that have to be checked out and can be used by anyone with access to the application.
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Hi VeroniaS, I think you are confusing the license type with QTP. Concurrent is for limiting the number of users that concurrently access the tool. Seat is as you said a single machine. The area license is theoretically the license type that is accessible only to users within a geographic user. It could be for users within a particular LAN. For global licenses any one with the access to the server can access the license.
If you are going to implement your QC license with offshore-onsite model then you may want to purchase a global license which is much easier to implement in such a situation.
If you are going to look for less costly way to implement the solution then you may want to purchase a site license, which is for users from a specific IP address.
Hope it clears some of the doubts that you had, (and creates many more in the process)
Search on the forum for all this and you will find the answers to all of them. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
i want to restart this thread once again, your input is requested.
my question:What type of license shall i opt for?
background: we need 5 license(concurrent). we will install this tool on a terminal server at US and then we will access through RDC from India. since there is just one machine where we are getting this software installed, i think we can go ahead with site license than to go for concurrent licence.
i asked you because the point of contact in HP doest have very good idea about the options we can have. he is recommending us to go for gloabal, but there is huge price difference between global and site license
It is still up to HP. If HP tells you that you are required to buy a global license then ask them why. You are asking us to discuss the terms of a legal contract your company will make with HP. Your company and HP are the only ones that can determine your needs. What HP's contract was with my company maybe diffent than what they offer to you.