Zones acts as an advocate for you as a software client, ensuring that you get the most value out of your software investments. Zones software licensing specialists possess the knowledge, experience, skills and certifications necessary to accurately assist with software evaluations, deployments and management. Trust Zones to reduce the complexity, and your costs, throughout the software licensing process.
A subscription, or non-perpetual license, gives you the right to use the software for a specified period of time (typically, a year). Once that term is over, you can choose to renew. Subscription licensing is most often found in cloud computing. The cloud can best be summed up as any per-user, subscription–based IT service that affords the IT professional with the ability to add features and functionality, manage capacity and software licensing count. Zones offers subscriptions for most of its brand partners.
A perpetual license is a license with no expiration date. End user owns this license; it is everlasting and valid if the software is being used in accordance with the license–agreement requirements. Common example: Windows on your computer.
Retail box copies of some software are available from Zones, typically for consumer products that are also sold in stores and through online retailers. A shrink–wrapped or boxed product includes one software disk plus documentation and one perpetual license for the software. One box equals one license key, which makes it difficult to manage and very cost effective for most business environments.