All Licensing Program Options

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Ideal For Large global organizations who desire greater benefits based on long-term high volume purchasing commitments. Qualifying primary education institutions (grades K-12) who wish to lease licenses. Meeting the changing requirements of primary education institutions to license, implement, and maintain their software investments. Qualifying colleges and universities who wish to lease licenses. Meeting the evolving requirements of higher education institutions to license, implement, and maintain their software investments. Customers of any size who want an easy, transaction-based process with the flexibility of purchasing licenses from a broad reseller channel. Qualifying primary education institutions (grades K-12), colleges, universities and academic non-profit hospitals who wish to perpetually own their licenses. Qualifying government entities of any size who want an easy, transaction-based process with the flexibility of purchasing licenses from a broad reseller channel. Qualifying non-profit organizations of any size who want an easy, transaction-based process with the flexibility of purchasing licenses from a broad reseller channel. This additional option is designed to meet the unique needs of ISPs, ASPs, Internet Portals and other Web-hosting Providers that run hosted applications and services. This additional option is designed to meet the unique needs of ISPs, ASPs, Internet Portals and other Web-hosting Providers that run hosted applications and services.
Benefits Rewards high volume commitment with greater discount levels; includes price protection and optional direct purchasing relationship with Novell. Facilitates budgeting with annual renewal. Simple contract and annual worksheet, upgrades included. Leasing licenses lowers cost. SLA customers decide the counting method best suited for their organizations. Simple contract and annual worksheet, upgrades included. Leasing licenses lowers cost. ALA customers decide the counting method best suited for their organizations. Simple to use and understand; no purchase obligation or minimum-purchase requirement. No contract signature required. Simple to use and understand; no purchase obligation or minimum-purchase requirement. No contract signature required. Government specific discounts, simple program to use and understand. No purchase obligation or minimum-purchase requirement. No contract signature required. Non-profit specific discounts, simple program to use and understand. No purchase obligation or minimum-purchase requirement. No contract signature required. The liberty to use Novell's software for hosting purposes, benefiting their users and growing their hosting services revenue. The liberty to use Novell's software for hosting purposes, benefiting their users and growing their hosting services revenue.
Purchase Through Purchasing Options: Directly from Novell or through a qualified Novell reseller. Purchasing Options: Directly from Novell or through a qualified Novell reseller. Purchasing Options: Directly from Novell or through a qualified Novell reseller. Purchasing Option: Select any Novell reseller or direct through Novell. Purchasing Option: Select any Novell reseller or direct through Novell. Purchasing Option: Select any Novell reseller or direct through Novell. Purchasing Option: Select any Novell reseller or direct through Novell. Purchasing Options: Directly from Novell or through a qualified Novell reseller. Purchasing Option: Select any Novell reseller or direct through Novell.
Discount Level Annual spend qualifies customers for their tiered discount MLA program pricing levels. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when new license quantity thresholds are exceeded. None. Volume of licenses purchased qualifies ALA customers for tiered discount pricing levels. Program discounts are available through Novell Resellers, who set VLA customer pricing. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when specified license thresholds are exceeded. Program discounts are available through Novell Resellers, who set VLA customer pricing. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when specified license thresholds are exceeded. Program discounts are available through Novell Resellers, who set VLA customer pricing. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when specified license thresholds are exceeded. Annual spend qualifies customers for their tiered discount MLA program pricing levels. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when new license quantity thresholds are exceeded. Annual spend qualifies customers for their tiered discount MLA program pricing levels. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when new license quantity thresholds are exceeded. Program discounts are available through Novell Resellers, who set VLA customer pricing. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when specified license thresholds are exceeded.
Counting Options Based on end-user agreement (EULA) and product eligibility list. Student enrollment or workstation count. Full time equivalent (FTE) or workstation count. Based on end-user agreement (EULA) and product eligibility list. Based on end-user agreement (EULA) and product eligibility list. Based on end-user agreement (EULA) and product eligibility list. Based on end-user agreement (EULA) and product eligibility list. Based on end-user agreement (EULA) and product eligibility list. Based on end-user agreement (EULA) and product eligibility list.
Maintenance Offerings Maintenance required on all product licenses; includes upgrades to latest product versions, Novell Technical Support and Training. SLA program automatically includes upgrades to latest product versions. Additional support is available and purchased separately. ALA program automatically includes upgrades to latest product versions. Additional support is available and purchased separately. Required to purchase 1 year Maintenance with each new product license. Select either Standard (12 x 5 coverage) or Priority (24 x 7 coverage) level support. Required to purchase 1 year Maintenance with each new product license. Select either Standard (12 x 5 coverage) or Priority (24 x 7 coverage) level support. Required to purchase 1 year Maintenance with each new product license. Select either Standard (12 x 5 coverage) or Priority (24 x 7 coverage) level support. Required to purchase 1 year Maintenance with each new product license. Select either Standard (12 x 5 coverage) or Priority (24 x 7 coverage) level support. Software Subscription licenses are sold exclusively as a combined offering with 1-year Priority Maintenance. Priority Maintenance includes upgrades to the latest product versions, Novell Technical Support and Training. Software Subscription licenses are sold exclusively as a combined offering with 1-year Priority Maintenance. Priority Maintenance includes upgrades to the latest product versions, Novell Technical Support and Training.
Purchase Requirements $100,000 per annum net revenue to Novell. Subsidiaries joining an existing contract may join for $5,000 per annum net revenue to Novell. $1,000 minimum annual fee purchase requirement. SLA customers may select from the pre-determined value bundles or create their own product bundle. USD $2.25 student enrollment or $34.00 workstation minimum. $5,000 minimum annual fee purchase requirement. ALA customers may select from the pre-determined value bundles or create their own product bundle (four-product minimum). No minimum spending requirements. None. None. None. None. $100,000 per annum net revenue to Novell. Subsidiaries joining an exiting contract may join for $5,000 per annum net revenue to Novell. None.
Contract & Term Contract signed directly with Novell; contract runs in two-year renewable terms. Initial contract required. Renewable one-year agreement terms. Complete Annual Fee Worksheet each year specifying the products the customer desires to use that year. Initial contract required. Renewable one-year agreement terms. Complete Annual Fee Worksheet each year specifying the products the customer desires to use that year. No signed contract, no set term. No signed contract, no set term. No signed contract, no set term. No signed contract, no set term. In addition to the MLA contract, customer must sign the Hosting Services Addendum before placing an order. Customer must sign the Hosting Services Addendum before placing an order.
Software License Perpetual or Subscription. Academic Subscription. Academic Subscription. Perpetual or Subscription. Perpetual or Subscription. Perpetual or Subscription. Perpetual or Subscription. Subscription. Subscription.
Associated Documents MLA Program Guide
MLA Contract
SLA Program Guide
SLA Initial Contract
SLA Annual Fee Worksheet
ALA Program Guide
ALA Initial Contract
ALA Annual Fee Worksheet
VLA Program Guide
VLA Contract
VLA Program Guide
VLA Contract
VLA Program Guide
VLA Contract
VLA Program Guide
VLA Contract
Non-Profit Eligibility Form
MLA Program Guide
MLA Contract
Hosting Service Addendum
VLA Program Guide
VLA Contract
Hosting Service Addendum