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.
|Windows or Linux||Dual Platform|
|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 at once, or when you add users to your organization's group account. Any mix of Standard and Pro editions and platforms will count when determining quantity discounts.
Editions and Platforms
BC3 is available for Windows as well as several popular Linux distributions. The Linux and Windows platform licenses are priced the same. If you want to use BC on both platforms, you can buy a Dual Platform license for less than the cost of two individual licenses.
Unlike version 2 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.