Selecting a license to purchase

When purchasing a license for your Genero products, you must select what type of licenses to purchase. Deciding what types of licenses to purchase requires you to evaluate your licensing needs: development or runtime, number of concurrent users, duration of license, and so on.

When selecting which licenses to purchase, follow these steps to help inform your decision.

If you need additional assistance in determining which licenses to purchase, contact your Four Js sales office. They can ask the questions to ensure that you are purchasing the correct license for your needs.

  1. Identify which Genero products you need to license.
    You will need to know from which Genero package you installed: Genero Enterprise, Genero Mobile, or Genero Report Writer.
  2. Identify the environment that your Genero product will be used in.
    • For development environments, you need development licenses. A development license is required for compiling source files, and for allowing developers to run applications for testing. In addition, you may need runtime licenses for QA testers, document writers, and other internal staff that need to run the same applications.
    • For production sites, you need runtime licenses. A runtime license is required for users accessing deployed applications.
  3. Identify how many users need a license.
    Identify the number of concurrent users likely to use the software. The number of users will help you choose between a User license or a CPU license.
    • A User license is for a specific number of concurrent users.
    • A CPU license allows an unlimited number of users.
    To learn more, see Multi-user licensing.
  4. Decide which licensing model you wish to use: subscription or perpetual.
    • A subscription license is time-limited, but can be renewed each year.
    • A perpetual license allows you to use the license indefinitely, but will require a renewable maintenance contract to access current releases of the software.
    For more information, see Subscription and perpetual licenses.
  5. Identify the type of license needed: standard, evaluation, or backup.
    In most cases, a standard license is required.