License Types

.NET and Java API Licensing

Different companies have different needs. To accommodate companies large and small, we offer a variety of license types.

GroupDocs .NET and Java licenses are either based on the number of developers and the number of locations (buildings) where the products will be used (Developer and Site licenses) or by your usage of the product calculated monthly (Metered licenses).

 
Description Developer Small Business Developer OEM Site Small Business Site OEM Metered Small Business Metered OEM

Developers licensed

Developer: a Developer might be a software developer, a systems administrator, report author or any other person who uses the product. Each developer working with GroupDocs products needs to be licensed.

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Use derived work at locations

Location: A Location is the physical location where a derived work is used; each distinct address or office building, within or outside an organization.

Derived work: a software program, site, report builder or any other solution, work or product that incorporates or uses GroupDocs products.

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For use with web sites/apps

Allows distribution of derived works to public facing websites/applications, extranets, multi-site intranets or SaaS project usage scenarios.

 

 

 

Allows external distribution

Allows distribution of derived works to third parties (e.g embedded in software sold to others).

 

 

 

Royalty free

Use the license without the need to pay royalties or license fees for each use, per each copy or volume sold.

   

Use in a development library, API or SDK

If you produce software with an API for other developers to use then this applies to you. Further details

       

License type

Perpetual: The license to use the product does not expire.

Pay-per-use: Pay royalties for the use of the product every month.

Perpetual

Perpetual

Perpetual

Perpetual

Pay-per-use

Pay-per-use

Updates and hotfixes for one year

A purchase includes a subscription which entitles you to one year of product updates.

When the year has passed you are still licensed to use to the product so your existing applications that use GroupDocs will continue to function but to download and use further updates to the product you first have to renew your subscription. Learn more

Note: This does not apply to Metered licenses which are always up to date.

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Can be used to create unlimited applications

There are no limits to the number of applications that you create with GroupDocs products.

Discount applied to multiple purchases

Purchase multiple licenses and receive a discount. Get a quote

Metered licenses contain in-built discounts as adding extra developers does not increase costs. Learn more

Free technical support

Recieve free technical support before purchase or even if your maintenance subscription has expired.

For priority support check out the paid support options

 
 
 
 
Developer Small Business License
One Developer and One Deployment Location
 

A Developer Small Business License allows One developer to create an unlimited number of derived works using the product which can be used at only One physical location (distinct address or office building) within your organization. A Developer Small Business License covers One developer and/or One physical location. A license must be purchased for each developer in the development team, or for each physical location the derived works will be used, whichever is the greater.

This license is royalty free. It does not support distribution of derived works to third parties, public facing websites/applications, extranets, multi-site intranets or SaaS project usage scenarios. Only Unlimited Location Licenses support this form of distribution.

This license does not support creating derived works that are used in a development library with an API or SDK, only the Metered License types support API usage. Only the Metered License types support API usage.

Read the License FAQ for answers to your questions and scenarios.

 
 
Developer OEM License
One Developer and Unlimited Deployment Locations
 

A Developer OEM License allows One developer to create an unlimited number of derived works using the product which can be used at an unlimited number of physical locations (distinct address or office building) within or outside of your organization. A Developer OEM License covers One developer working on derived works which use the product functionality, a SaaS or public facing web project will require this license type. A license must be purchased for each developer in the development team.

This license is royalty free. It allows distribution of derived works to third parties, public facing websites/applications, extranets, multi-site intranets or SaaS project usage scenarios. This license does not support creating derived works that are used in a development library with an API or SDK, only the Metered License types support API usage.

Read the License FAQ for answers to your questions and scenarios.

 
 
Site Small Business License
Up to Ten Developers and up to Ten Deployment Locations
 

A Site Small Business License allows Ten developers to create an unlimited number of derived works using the product which can be used at Ten physical locations (distinct address or office building) within your organization. If more than Ten developers use or have access to the product and/or you use the derived works at more than Ten physical locations, buy multiple Site Small Business Licenses or extra Developer Small Business Licenses.

This license is royalty free. It does not support distribution of derived works to third parties, public facing websites/applications, extranets or SaaS project usage scenarios. It can support multi-site intranet usage subject to the restrictions on developers and physical location numbers. It does not support distribution of derived works to third parties, public facing websites/applications, extranets, multi-site intranets or SaaS project usage scenarios. Only Unlimited Location Licenses support this form of distribution.

This license does not support creating derived works that are used in a development library with an API or SDK, only the Metered License types support API usage. Only the Metered License types support API usage.

Read the License FAQ for answers to your questions and scenarios.

 
 
Site OEM License
Up to Ten Developers and Unlimited Deployment Locations
 

A Site OEM License allows Ten developers to create an unlimited number of derived works using the product which can be used at an unlimited number of physical locations (distinct address or office building) within or outside of your organization. A Site OEM License covers Ten developers working on derived works which use the product functionality. A SaaS or public facing web project will require this license type. If more than Ten developers use or have access to the product buy multiple Site OEM Location Licenses or extra Developer OEM Licenses.

This license is royalty free. It allows distribution of derived works to third parties, public facing websites/applications, extranets, multi-site intranets or SaaS project usage scenarios. This license does not support creating derived works that are used in a development library with an API or SDK, only the Metered License types support API usage.

Read the License FAQ for answers to your questions and scenarios.

 
 
Metered Small Business License
Unlimited Developers and Deployment Locations, Supports SDK Usage, Pay as you Use
 

A Metered Small Business license allows an unlimited number of developers from your organisation to create an unlimited number of derived works using the product which can be used at an unlimited number of physical locations (distinct address or office building) within your organization. A Metered Small Business License covers unlimited developers working on derived works which use the product functionality. A SaaS or public facing web project or application with an SDK or API can be used with this license type.

This license type is not royalty free, you pay as you use so your costs will automatically scale with deployment usage. It does support public facing web sites/applications, extranets or SaaS project usage scenarios and creating derived works that are used in a development library with an API or SDK

Read the Metered License FAQ for answers to your questions and scenarios.

 
 
Metered OEM License
Unlimited Developers and Deployment Locations, Supports SDK Usage, Pay as you Use
 

A Metered OEM license allows an unlimited number of developers from your organisation to create an unlimited number of derived works using the product which can be used at an unlimited number of physical locations (distinct address or office building) within or outside of your organization. A Metered OEM License covers unlimited developers working on derived works which use the product functionality. A SaaS or public facing web project or application with an SDK or API can be used with this license type.

This license type is not royalty free, you pay as you use so your costs will automatically scale with deployment usage. It does support public facing web sites/applications, extranets or SaaS project usage scenarios and creating derived works that are used in a development library with an API or SDK

Read the Metered License FAQ for answers to your questions and scenarios.

 
Questions?

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