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Diskovery represents over 60 publisher Volume Licensing Programs.  We can assist you in customizing solutions encompassing such areas as desktop applications, internet tools, development tools, utilities, network operating systems, anti-virus protection, curriculum content, multimedia and graphical applications.

Volume Licensing is one of the most efficient means in obtaining a cost-effective software solution for your lab, classroom, campus, school or district.  Licenses grant you the legal rights to duplicate and use the software on a specific number of CPU’s.  The flexibility to add users, implement software in stages and change or upgrade software platforms is key advantages of volume licensing. 

Diskovery makes Volume Licensing easy, offering a variety of the most comprehensive services and programs available.  With our expertise, we can help you customize a license program that features competitive quantity-based pricing, upgrade (maintenance) protection and support.  Upgrade protection for the duration of the license agreement guarantees that you will be using the most current software version.  Publisher technical support ensures continual assistance—long after the agreement is signed.

Though the general concept for Volume Licensing is as explained above, each publisher institutes specific policies, pricing and procedures as it relates to their individual Volume License Agreements.

Diskovery can help you in designing and establishing an effective license.  Aside from experience, our close partnerships with the software vendors permit us to keep you current on program changes, special offers, order processing and present situations that may be unique to your academic environment.



Site/Volume Licensing Available to Accredited Institutions:

  • Universities
  • Colleges
  • K-12 Schools
  • K-12 School Districts
  • Statewide Educational Licenses
  • Technical/Vocational Schools
  • Correspondence Schools
  • PreSchools
  • Academic Supervisory Organizations,
  • Academic Supervisory Hospitals
  • Libraries, museums, nonprofit charitable and religious organizations (dependent upon publisher)
Software publishers reserve the right to review and approve the qualifications of an institution.


Volume License Terminology

(This is a general definition of the terminology used within various licensing programs.  Definitions and interpretation of terms can vary per software publishers within the specifics of the license program.)

  • Backward Licensing – take advantage of using earlier versions of a publishers software within or across platforms for the same product.

  • Competitive Upgrades – upgrade license available to institutions that own comparable products sold by other vendors. Generally the license price is reduced as opposed to purchasing a new license.

  • Concurrent License – allows a limited number of users to connect simultaneously to a software application in a network environment.

  • Contracts – some license programs and/or publishers require a signed License Contract.

  • Cumulative Discounts –  as you purchase additional licenses during the term of the license, the additional licenses add to the previous purchases may entitle you to achieve a higher discount.

  • Deliverables – this is the items that are delivered with a license purchase.  For example could include license certificate, CD media kit and documentation kit.

  • Discount Levels – levels are established based on the number of licenses purchased.  Each level may offer a different price/discount.  i.e.: Price Levels based on license quantities - Level A 10-49, Level B 50-99, Level C 100-199.

  • Documentation Kit – software user manuals that are either provided or purchased with the license.

  • Home-Use Rights – the primary authorized user of the computer on which the software is installed may make a second copy for his or her exclusive use on a home or portable computer.

  • License Agreement generally a printed paper that indicates license information such as: end-user, product, number of licenses, license start/expiration dates, serial numbers, license numbers and terms and conditions.  Agreements vary per publisher.

  • License Dates – this is the time period that the initial license agreement is valid.  Depending upon the publisher various events may occur during the license period such as: Allowance for additional license purchases; time frame of allowed support; time frame for upgrades and updates.

  • License Number – this is the license agreement number assigned by the publisher on the certificate.

  • Maintenance – see Upgrade Protection

  • Master CD – this is the media that is either provided or purchased with the license that is used for installation, duplication or network deployment.

  • Minimum Purchase – license program may constitute that there is a minimum or initial purchase level required establishing a license.

  • Mix-n-Match – ordering different quantities, products or platforms to satisfy a minimum purchase requirement and/or obtain a specific point or discount level.

  • Multiplatform License – is a license for one application that covers various operating systems i.e.: Windows 95/98/00 and Macintosh OS.

  • Network License – permits institutions that connect employees via a local area network (LAN) to purchase one software package and license the number of users connected to the network.

  • Points – some license programs assign a point value to a product.  Based on the sum total of the initial order, the program level and purchase price re determined.

  • Re-Order – ordering additional licenses afterward the initial license has been established.

  • Subscription – see Upgrade Protection

  • Technical Support – support offered directly from the publisher. This varies by publisher and could encompass any of the following situations: included with license; not included with license; limited to a number of days; limited to a number of incidents; and/or may be purchased as an optional service. Levels of support options vary.

  • Upgrade – a license available at a reduced price to update an earlier version of the software to the most current version.

  • Upgrade Protection – (similar to Maintenance or Subscription) an optional license that entitles institutions to license upgrades, updates, fixes and patches at no additional charge. This protection helps you stay current equipped with the latest technology while minimizing information technology.

  • Volume License – requirements for identical software in large quantities. Some software publishers will authorize a combination of products to be integrated under one program.

Vendor License Programs  
Adobe FTP Research Software
Aladdin Knowledge IMSI Publishing Right Hemisphere
Aladdin Systems Inprise Sales Logix
Allaire Inspiration Scala
Altiris Lotus Seagate Software
Artel Macromedia SmartStuff Software
Blue Squirrel MathSoft Sonic Foundry
Cakewalk Metrowerks Symantec
Coda Micrografx Synthetik
Computer Associates Microsoft Traveling Software
Corel Corporation Minitab Ulead Systems
Crystal Graphics MKS Veritas
Design Science Network Associates WebGain
Diehl Graphsoft Newtek WRQ
Executive Software Novell  
FileMaker Software PowerQuest  

K-12 Curriculum Vendor License Programs
Bytes of Learning FTC Publishing Optimum Resource
Compass Learning Gamco Pierian Spring
DK Multimedia Harmonic Vision SmartStuff Software
Electronic Arts Inspiration The Learning Company
Encore Education Knowledge Adventure Tom Snyder Productions
Entrex Nordic Software Visions Technology
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