22 Jun 2010 - Posted by The BlueBox under News.
An answer to this frequently asked question.
The standard BlueBox payment model involves leasing the software modules you require on a month to month basis however if you are not interested in that you can choose to "own" the software you use. Please note that code ownership is not possible. All BlueBox clients use the same software base platform, and although individual modules may be configured or customised to suit a clients specific requirements, the vast majority of the software is standard BlueBox code and the software thus remains BlueBox's intellectual property.
Although the software or code remains the property of the BlueBox, and cannot be "sold" to our customers, we do offer the the option for customers to purchase, in advance, a 99 year license, which in effect gives the client the level of system ownership they require. The BlueBox calculates the value of this purchase at a rate of three years rental of the module price.
A table showing the implications of each option.
Monthly Lease Implications
Outright Purchase Implications
Payment monthly in advance Once off payment in advance Month to month commitment Three year commitment Unlimited support every month Unlimited support for three years Relationship can be ended with 1 month notice Relationship is set for three years Payment monthly Once off payment in advance Support excludes new development Support excludes new development Call centre access monthly Call centre access for 3 years System is unlocked monthly for 1 month System is unlocked for 99 years Includes code updates Includes code updates for 3 years License fee may increase annually Year on year license increases avoided
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