Software license model
Pathomation software is licensed at an annual license fee to institutions. If you want to know more about our user license model please read the general user license terms and conditions.
What happens after the software license expires and I do not renew? What happens to the database? Does software stop working? Will it revert to some kind of simplified mode?
Once the license expires, the slides become “faded” and are rendered with a watermark “invalid license”.
All data remains intact and is still available for consult, can be exported, downloaded etc.
Besides the watermark, the software remains fully functional.
How does user licensing work?
Pathomation PMA.core software user licensing is based on the concept of concurrent roaming seats.
Say that you have 100 or even 1000 users defined in your user repository, but only 10 of those access the software simultaneously at the same time, the concurrent roaming seat concept means you only need and pay for 10 licences.
The concept of concurrent roaming seats has the advantage for you to create large user groups without running in to prohibitive costs. There are no restrictions on number of slides hosted, or number of records (forms, annotations, etc…) held.
Concurrent roaming what…?
A roaming license allows multiple users to share use of an application. One roaming license is needed for each concurrent user.
With two roaming licenses (included in the standard Pathomation software offering), any number of users can be registered within the PMA.core user database, but only two can use it at the same time – the others must wait. The waiting users see a warning message. When one user finishes using the software, another user can begin.
PMA.core ensures that only the licensed number of users have access. You need to purchase one floating license for each concurrent user. The server key that Pathomation sends on purchase determines the maximum number of copies that can be run simultaneously. If the customer purchase additional licenses Pathomation will send customer a new key.
If you don’t know how many simultaneous users you need or have very fluctuating use of your platform, you can opt for a pay as you go scheme. In this scenario your software will be set to an unlimited amount of concurrent roaming seats and you get billed every month for the peak number of concurrent roaming seats in that month.
I want to serve 100s of students simultaneously… do they all need an account?
To facilitate large groups of users anonymously at the same time, a service account can be created.