Licensing mode

From January 2014 onwards, all new versions of the products offered by are licensed according to a new alternative model, by subscription.

The service includes the use of the software, the integral maintenance and the downloading of updates, during the subscription period.

If the subscription is not renewed, the rights of use will finish at the end the corresponding period. As a consequence the license and the rights of use [of the licensed products] will expire.

Licensing Model Subcription

  1. Onpremises

    The model onpremises, enables the owner of the license to install the products on its proper servers. In this case the usage rights shall aplly to both; users (who use the products) and systems (where programs are installed). The license does not include: The costs of infrastructure, the cost of database backend and the costs of additional software.

  2. OnDemand

    The model ondemand, provides licensing  of applications where provides access to the applications via Internet. The license costs includes the use of the applications, infrastructure and additional software. In this case, the licenses are applied per user because the licenses per system are included on the licenses model On Demand.

Definition of  the license elements 

Licensing per applications user

User of applications are those that use any end applications of  the product family “BUSINESS SOLUTIONS” like Axional ERP or Axional WMS or product belonging to the family of  “MOBILE SOLUTIONS

The licensing model for these applications is by “nominal” user. Depending on their use of the Application it’s posible to distinguish in different type of users:

  • Authorized User

    An auhorized user is a physical person who is granted to access to the program. The program can be installed on any number of computers or servers and each authorized user may have simultaneous access to many instances of the program at the same time. The license holder, must grant individual rights for each user with access to the program directly or indirectly (eg:via multiplexed program, device, or application server). The rights of use of each authorized user  is personal and non-transferablees. It can only be transferred if permanently, to another person.

    Any  computer device client  is considered a physical user, like a person, when it complies to the following criteria: it requests the execution of the program,  or it receives the results of the execution of the program commands, processes and  applications. Thus, it needs to be granted with rights of use and license, like any other natural user.

    The licensee will have a number of licenses equal to the number of databases per client. Eg, if it access to 25 different databases, the licensee must license at least 25 authorized users.

  • Flexible User

    A Flexible User  is a natural person with a right to access to the program during a limited period of his working time. This is an special right of use,  only available for some module and processes of Deister’s products portfolio. This solution applies for users that barely use the programs – up to a maximum of forty hours per month-.

  • Silmultaneous user

    A Simultaneous user is a natural person or an device who enters the system during a specific period of  time.

License for runtime users

Runtime users, are like authorized users , naturals persons who have access to the developements constructed by means of Axional Studio’s tools. All licensed users for applications,  do also have runtime’s license,  which allow them to use the developments made by the client.  Aditional license for a runtime user,  is only needed to this naturals users who do not have any applications’ s license and who made a “in-house” use of applications or custom-made processes with Axional Studio’s developments tools.

Systems licensing

Under the license’s mode of  “On premises”, that leading to the program  installed in the equipment of the lisensee’s facilities, this one has to register also the equipment and the servers. The licensing of the servers is defined upon the number of computing units( cores) of the equipment on which the mentioned program is installed. This type of license is so called: License for PVU.

The licenses for ‘authorized user’ and ‘flexible user’ give also the right to embedded PVUs licenses. The licensee could acquire additionals PVUs licenses to reinforce the process capacity in his equipment with the limit of 200 PVUs or a máximum of 25% additional PVUs in relation to the PVUs which would correspond to the number of authorized users with a license. For example, if the licensee, will license 200 users of a product and this will give him the right of use the servers until 400 PVUs, then the licensee could acquire up to 200 additionals PVUs.

If the process capacity required for the servers would need the use of additionals PVUs which go beyond the maximum limit of additional 25%, then the licensee, will need to also license ‘authorized users’ to cover the servers lisensees’s requirement. Keeping in mind the last example, if the licensee would need to license servers for 1000 PVUs, then he will need to license a total of 400 ‘authorized users’ and 200 additionals PVUs, independently of the fact that the number of ‘naturals users’ who use the system will be under the 400 authorized licensed users.

In view of the arquitecture n-tier of the Program, each one of the servers in which is installed, perfoms as a redundant copy of the rest.  Therefore, special cases of backup servers not licensed is not allowed. The licensee should license the sufficient number of servers to operate in a normal way and that they can  support the load in case of one fails.

  • Licensing per  PVU (Processor Value Unit)

    PVU or Processor Value Unit is an unit of measure on which each program in the form Onpremise it must be licensed. The number of rights of use for PVU required is based on the processor technology (defined in the Table PVUs) and the number of processors available. As effects of the license based on PVUs is to define the processor as each processor core within a chip. Eg. a dual-core chip has two processor cores.The licensee must have sufficient PVU ‘rights of use’ to cover all the activated cores within the hardware available or managed by the Program.

  • Licensing of virtualized  servers (subcapacity)

    The licensing rules associated with the use of the product in virtualized servers, also use the methodology Processor Value Metric (PVU), equaling virtual cores assigned to a virtual server as if it were a physical server cores. Therefore, for licensing virtualized servers, each  host server  shall be licensed attending the number of cores assigned to the server and regardless of the actual number of cores available to the host physical server. The value corresponding to each PVUs virtual server shall have the same value as the type of processor installed on the host machine. Exceptionally, and to an justified use, can explicitly grant for the exclusive use of a particular client a mode of ‘peripheral licensing’ allowing to only license the host server cores, regardless of the number of hosted virtual machines.

Licensing of the Development Platform (Axional Studio)

Axional Suite provides a platform for users who want to develop custom applications. For that purpose, the users  must have a license named Axional RunTime.

Source code Licensing

Certain products of the portfolio are delivered with the source code upon  they are made. This source code is protected by a reference license and it is considered as confidential information. It is delivered exclusively to the licensee for examination and reviewing, but changing, distribution and disclousure are not allowed, by no means.

The possibility to review the source code, to make changes or make adjustments to the programs, does not entitle the licensee with rigths on technology developed at the time of  granting the license or any rights about what can be developed later. In other words is not awarded any intellectual property rights to the licensee, either the formalization ot patents or sale of rights, although these could be restricted to the developments made.

Licensing mode


Product Family User System
onDemand onPremises
Licensed Device Licensed Flexible PVU
Axional ERP
Axional ERP Lite
Axional WMS
Axional Portal
Axional Analytics  
Axional Mobile
Axional Middleware
Axional Studio Runtime  
Integration Bus
Template processor
Restful Web Server
Axional VLDB

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Prices in use January 2015


Product Family Rental Software onPremises Rental Software onDemand
Metric Price user / month Price PVU/month Price user / month
Axional ERP Nominal Users 150 € 200 €
Axional ERP Flexible Nominal Users 40 € 50 €
Axional ERP Lite Nominal Users 60 € 80€
Axional Analytics Nominal Users 90 € 150 €
Axional Mobile SFA,PUD, License by device 49 € 59 €
Axional Mobile POS License by device 49 € 59 €
Axional Mobile WMS License by device 49 € 59 €
Axional Middleware Nominals Users 100 € 110 €
Axional Studio Runtime Nominals Users 40 € 75 €
Integration Bus Remote Connections 15 € 25 €
Template processor PVU´s 25 €
Restful Web Server PVU´s 6 €
Axional VLDB PVU´s 100 €

Back-up service and maintenance

gives back-up for programs and this is included to differents licensing modes for available subscription. While the license for subscription is effective for licensed programs:

  • Deister will provide and allows the use of the latest commercially available version of the licensed Product.
  • Deister will provide a routine assistence: reply to short questions about installation or the use of the product and issues related to the code (“Support”). Such support on a specific version of the program  will be available only so far as [Deister] or a third, keep the support of the product version (See the Live Cycle of Program). When the supporte version will end its lifecycle, the upgrade to a new version of the Program is required, in order to continue receiving support.
  • Deister offers assistance by telephone or remote connection, if available, to the staff or advanced users during working hours of the support center.
  • Deister can request to the licensee via remote connection the access to its computer system  to isolate the cause of the problem.
  • Even when accesses remotely, the licensee continues being responsible to the protection of the systems and all his data . This clause does not apply to licensing under  ‘on Demand’ mode  because the equipment and infrastructure are supplied by .

The support service and maintenance do not include assistance for:

  • The design and development of applications and new product functionalities.
  • The use of the Software in a different environment.
  • Errors caused by programs for which [Deister] it is not directly responsible in according to this agreement.

Glossary of terms 

To help and clarify the meaning of terms used in this document, please read the “Licensing glossary terms