The technology driving the SoftwareKey System has been around for over 25 years! For a long time, our various Protection PLUS licensing clients have been sold separately. A lot has changed since then, and nearly all of our customers now use our Protection + Automation Bundle (the combination of Protection PLUS licensing clients and SOLO Server Automation). This, combined with the fact that we have added new features that offer many new ways for you to license your software and maintain control, has caused us to make changes over time to the pricing plans offered to customers.
Our legacy pricing plans for using the SoftwareKey System technology had several one-time setup fees based upon MANY factors, as did the monthly fee.
It was clear that our increasingly-complex pricing model was getting confusing as it evolved over time, since it even made our heads spin! We knew we needed a better way to communicate SoftwareKey System pricing that would benefit our customers and our staff.
Our company's first priority was to move away from a complex a-la-carte pricing model to one that included what most customers needed. Our new plans now provide:
We invested a significant amount of effort analyzing and re-analyzing the usage patterns of our existing customers. At the conclusion of our data analysis, it was obvious that our large current customer base fell into clearly-delineated categories. This was a nice confirmation that we were on the right track with our simplified-pricing project and are happy to announce the new and improved SoftwareKey System Pricing plans.
Customers wishing to use the new licensing features such as Cloud-Controlled Network Floating Licensing may need to upgrade their plan. Also, a small number of customers (mainly those who use our services in a non-typical way) may find a price advantage in switching to one of the new plans. We periodically review accounts and will contact customers during this process.
Yes, it is possible to switch from one plan to another at any time.
You can cancel the services at any time with a 30-day written notice.
Mike Wozniak is one of the co-founders of SoftwareKey.com and responsible for marketing, content and product strategy. When he isn't plotting new ways to help customers solve licensing and business automation challenges, he likes to travel and entertain guests who come to visit the Orlando area. He also writes most of the licensing tips here.
Protection PLUS Spring 2020 Software Releases
SOLO Server 220.127.116.11 Release with support for Dynamic License Validation Options and License Grouping!
Introducing API Transaction Fee Policy
September 10, 2018 Updates to the SOLO Server Automation Terms of Service
Important Security Update: TLS 1.0 Disablement
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