New annual licenses available on July 1, personal licenses discontinued
May 31, 2022
An increasing number of customers is asking for 1-year licenses for institutions - unlike our current "personal licenses", which are valid for 3, 6 or 12 months and only available for individuals.
To account for this demand, we will introduce so-called "annual licenses" starting on July 1, 2022. There will be annual licenses available for 12 months as well as "semiannual licenses" for 6 months.
Prices for Annual Licenses
The following prices apply to our software products Diamond, Endeavour and Match!:
||Reduced price [*]
|Semiannual license valid for 6 months
|Annual license valid for 12 months
|[*] For academic (non-profit)
institutions and individuals only!
Annual License Policy
Annual licenses are valid for a single computer only.
There is no automatic subscription or similar: If you would like to continue using the software when your annual license has expired, please purchase a new license.
It will be possible to upgrade from a semiannual or annual license to a permanent license. The unused time of the annual license will be applied as a discount to the price of the permanent license. Please
contact Crystal Impact sales if you are interested in this option!
All prices above are valid starting July 1 until December 31, 2022. They are net prices, i.e. they do not include any taxes, customs, or shipping costs that may be due.
Discontinuation of Personal Licenses
On the downside we had to take a decision against our so-called 'personal licenses' that are currently available for 3, 6 and 12 months:
We introduced them in July 2014, hoping that it would be possible to provide licenses for our software packages to individuals with reduced budget. While this in principle turned out to be fairly successful, we finally had to realize that personal licenses are not cost-covering, unfortunately. Being just a very small company, we are not able to carry non-cost-covering offers, so after long discussions we finally decided to stop offering personal licenses after June 30, 2022, and focus on the new annual licenses.
For individuals, the price for a new semi-annual license (149.50 EUR incl. 50% discount) will be approximately doubled compared to the current 6-months personal license. Likewise, the price for the new annual license will be approximately factor 2.3 compared to the current 12-months personal license (again for academic/non-profit organizations and individuals). There will be no replacement for the current 3-months personal license, unfortunately.
Customers who already own a personal license for Diamond, Endeavour or Match! will of course be able to continue using the software after June 30, 2022 until their license expires.
Customers who own a permanent personal license will still be able to purchase extensions of their update permission time in the future.