What are licenses in Trelica?
Licenses represent the application access and usage rights you've purchased. Licenses can be structured in many different ways, but common examples are:
- Per-user licensing - a number of users and a corresponding rate per user
- Per-unit licensing - a number of non-user related units (e.g. servers) and a per-unit rate
- Flat rate - a fixed fee for a defined period. This fee is not directly tied to any count of users or units (though it might include a maximum number of users or units)
Trelica lets you define the structure for each of your licenses. This is critical to help you track your license entitlements (i.e. how many licenses are available under the current contract) and your license assignments (i.e. how many of these licenses are assigned to a user or unit).
Larger companies with more formal procurement processes might be purchasing licenses with structured contracts, which is where the corresponding feature in Trelica can come in handy. Smaller teams purchasing licenses on a rolling, month-to-month basis may find it easier to skip the contract entry in Trelica and manage licenses directly.
It's very common for applications to offer a range of license plans that include access to different sets of features at different rates e.g. 'Starter', 'Professional', 'Enterprise'. Where applicable, Trelica lets you identify the specific license plans you're using. This is particularly relevant if you're purchasing a mix of license plans for a given application.