Beyond Compare is licensed on either a per-user or per-workstation basis. A single user license covers one person using BC on any number of computers, or a single workstation accessed by multiple people.
|Single Platform||Multiple Platforms|
|Quantity||Standard Edition||Pro Edition||Standard Edition||Pro Edition|
|1 - 4||$30 / user||$50 / user||$48 / user||$80 / user|
|5 - 9||21 / user||35 / user||33.60 / user||56 / user|
|10 - 49||18 / user||30 / user||28.80 / user||48 / user|
|50 - 99||12 / user||20 / user||19.20 / user||32 / user|
|100+||9 / user||15 / user||14.40 / user||24 / user|
The quantity discounts shown above apply when you purchase licenses for multiple users on a single order. Any mix of Standard and Pro editions and platforms of the same major version will count when determining quantity discounts.
Editions and Platforms
Beyond Compare has two editions, Standard and Pro. The Standard Edition is a powerful, full-featured comparison tool. The Pro Edition includes all the Standard features plus additional advanced features.
Beyond Compare is available for Windows and several popular Linux distributions. Beginning with version 4, Mac OS X is supported as well. Licenses for each platform are priced the same (see Single Platform in the chart above). If you want to use BC on multiple platforms, you can buy a multiple platform license for less than the cost of two single platform licenses.
There is not a distance limitation on multi-user version 3 licenses (except of course for the unlimited user Site license). You can buy licenses discounted by quantity for employees across your organization regardless of location.
These are not concurrent licenses, since BC does not enforce concurrency. If you have an environment that limits concurrency, such as a terminal server with a limit on concurrent connections, then you can treat that limit as the number of workstations.
Beyond Compare licenses are perpetual. Once you buy a license to a specific major version, and as long as you abide by the license agreement, you can use that version forever with no additional cost.
Whether a license is a single-user license or a multi-user license, it has a single license key and must be upgraded or transferred as a unit.