Licensing Considerations

Discussion created by powella on Feb 27, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 27, 2015 by wimdecorte

It has come to light that our server licensing maintenance renewal is set to more than double this year. We would like to make more use of mobile and web connections but the new pricing makes this cost prohibitive. Lets say, as a school you wanted even only one classroom of students to log-on to a FM site at the same time?


We currently have two servers with 25 mobile connections each. With the cost doubling, we will go down to one server and beef  it up. In this scenario we will loose 25 connections from the second server. It would be nice if we could move the 25 over to the other server to give us 50 connections but instead we are told that we must "add" licenses and pay a steep upfront cost.


Concurrent licensing is good and I wish they had that for FM pro but the costs are high and have us left scratching our heads on what to do next.


Anyone else considering what to do next with the changes in licensing?