What You Need to Know About Software Licensing

Most businesses rely on at least some type of software to help maximize operational efficiency and productivity. There are many different types of software that businesses use on a daily basis including accounting software, scheduling software, CRM software and more. Before purchasing a software license, there are some important things to note. The managed IT professionals at Express Computers have assisted many businesses with software licensing. We answer some of the most common questions that we receive about software licensing below.

What is a software license?

Without getting overly technical, a software license is a legal contract between the user and the software company that outlines all of the usage details including copyrights, conditions and permissions. Before purchasing a software license, it is important to understand all of the details in order to minimize the risk of violating the terms. Violating the terms and conditions of a software license can result in big fines for both individuals and companies.

What are some important things to know about software licensing?

Before purchasing a software license, it is important to fully understand the terms and conditions.  There are different types of software licenses available such as freeware, shareware, not for resale (NFR) and more. Understanding the different permissions and limitations associated with each is key. It is also important to know whether or not the software requires a license key for activation, how many licenses are required for each user and whether or not the software can be transferred to different computers.

How can Express Computers help with software licensing?

Express Computers can help businesses simplify the process of software license purchasing. It is not uncommon for businesses to purchase the wrong type or number of software licenses. Express Computers has found that businesses will often purchase more software licenses than necessary which results in additional costs. By consulting with the managed IT service professionals at Express Computers, businesses can ensure that they are purchasing the proper software licensing and not incurring unnecessary charges.


If you would like assistance with the purchase of software licensing or would like to learn more about software licensing, contact the IT professionals at Express Computers. Please contact us at 604-888-7904. Express Computers specializes in managed IT services, personal IT services and computer hardware and software. Do not put your business at risk by purchasing or downloading software without a proper license. Talk to Express Computers first and let our professional team assist you with software licensing.


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