There exist two types of commercial licenses:
- subscription licenses and
- single payment (perpetual) licenses.
|Subscription license||Single payment (perpetual) license|
|Quotes||not offered||you can request quotes|
|Payment methods||requires automatic payment methods, e.g. credit card, paypal||all supported payment types, e.g. wire transfer or purchase order|
|Validity||during the paid period||perpetual|
|…after paid period||SmartGit stops working, if renewal fails or has been cancelled||can be used continuesly|
|License file fetch||yes, if internet access is available and proxy configured||no|
|Offline use||internet access is strongly recommended (especially for monthly subscription) to have optimal license file fetch||no internet access required|
|SmartGit versions||any SmartGit version||any SmartGit version released before the end of your purchased update period|
|Auto-renewal||yes (same price and payment method), until cancelled||no, can be upgraded manually|
|Email support||during the paid period||during the paid support period (might be shorter than update period)|
|Additional users||easy by contacting sales; will not change the payment period||could mean to also renew the update period for existing users (details); update period depends on order date|
Subscription licenses are valid only for a certain period. They renew automatically which requires a payment type that can be renewed automatically, e.g. credit card or Paypal. After each successful subscription payment you will get an email with the latest SmartGit license file. You will need the latest SmartGit license file to register a new copy of SmartGit - an older, already expired license will not work.
SmartGit will check for updated subscription licenses periodically towards the end of the subscription period, and automatically download it. Hence, usually the user will not notice subscription management/update at all. This will require SmartGit to have access to the internet and, if necessary, a correctly configured proxy configuration in SmartGit’s preferences.
Instead of ordering one subscription license for multiple users, you may order single-user licenses for explicitly named users. That way you easily can cancel subscriptions of users who leave your company.
Increase the Number of Licenses
If you want to increase the number of subscription licenses, please contact our sales team. The increased user count will apply immediately (after payment).
Decrease the Number of Licenses
If you want to decrease the number of subscription licenses, please contact our sales team. The reduced user count will apply for the next renewal.
Single-payment (perpetual) licenses
You can purchase 1, 2 or 3 years of updates. This means you can use any SmartGit version which we release until the end of your ordered update period, as long as you like (even after the update period ended) on the operating system versions supported by these SmartGit versions. After the update period you can purchase upgrade licenses for a reduced price by uploading your existing (newest) license file.
In the past there also were licenses available with lifetime updates. These allowed to use any future version of SmartGit.
During the support period (90 days, 1, 2 or 3 years) you may contact our email support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get an overview of all your Cleverbridge orders, please provide your e-mail address at https://www.cleverbridge.com/?scope=cusecolp.