Adroit Software Subscriptions
Unlike Android and iOS applications which these days make up the bulk of consumer software, Adroit is an example of enterprise software. As such, it isn’t purchased by individuals for a few pounds, euros, or dollars and for occasional, non-critical use. Instead, Adroit software licences are purchased, often for many tens of thousands of pounds, euros, or dollars, by enterprises running some kind of industrial process that requires 24x7 automated supervision, 365 days a year by a SCADA HMI product like Adroit.
For some organisations, purchasing a costly software licence as a one-off transaction in a single accounting period can be problematical. This is because the asset, i.e. plant or process, being supervised may have an expected lifespan of five years or more. It is particularly true when software licences are seen not as capital assets, but rather as operating expenses to be written off in a single financial year.
For these reasons, Adroit Technologies have implemented optional software subscription pricing. In this way, organisations wanting to try Adroit can avoid the need to spend large sums of money upfront on software licences.
The cost of Adroit software has always been proportional to the potential benefit delivered to the end user, and this is measured on two axes: (a) the total number of process measurements or values communicated between SCADA server and process plant, and (b) the maximum number of concurrent users viewing or interacting with information derived from these process measurements. This leads to a two-dimensional matrix:
The leftmost column refers to the number of process values communicated, ranging from an entry-level 75 point system at the top, through to an ‘Unlimited’ system at the bottom in which you may communicate as many process values as your hardware can handle. The top row refers to the maximum number of concurrent users, ranging from a standalone SCADA server, meaning one local user only, through to several client licences in packs of 10, 5, or less.
With the new software subscription pricing model an annual software licence subscription, as opposed to an outright software licence purchase, reduces the numbers in the above table by a factor of 5. This means you can now effectively lease an Adroit licence annually for 20% of the usual licence cost.
Benefits of the subscription model