Perpetual Licenses No Longer a Monopoly - ACADS-BSG

March 25, 2021by ACADS-BSG

Perpetual Licenses No Longer a Monopoly

Believe it or not, there were days when we saved up for months for software licenses. Some were quite pricey, and as such, a major investment for firms and individuals alike. Known as the perpetual license model, prior to Software as a Service (SaaS), these licenses were the only options on the block. While they made sense (and still do) for many, smaller players are naturally crowded out as upfront license costs can be steep and new hardware (and even software) is often required.

While perpetual licenses certainly have their upsides, SaaS is disrupting the natural order of computer licensing. With SaaS, not only have upfront costs radically decreased, but SaaS licenses can also be adjusted to the budget of the user. SaaS also mitigates the need for additional IT hardware resources, staff, or software onsite. Alternatively, database backups also aren’t a walk in the park, and the downtime that can occur when updates need to be installed remains a pain point (however minor).

But perhaps the best value-based characteristic of SaaS is it can be used on any device with Internet access. This alone has streamlined work and overall team collaboration in ways previously unimaginable.

Perpetual licenses make sense for many. But don’t we all enjoy options?

The user interface for HYENA+ is much cleaner and more user friendly than the UI used for the original HYENA program. This makes the experience more enjoyable, easy, and less taxing when using the program for long periods of time. HYENA is an excellent tool to have and its now web-based nature with HYENA+ has allowed it to become even more beneficial.

– M. Cummings

It has always been a pleasure dealing with ACADS-BSG team due to their helpful nature and quick response time to any inquiries and technical issues. Camel\Hyena works out of the box and install time is in seconds, I cannot recommend any other company that provides better customer service other than Catherine and her team.

– Marvin D

Catherine and the team at ACADS provide customer service of the highest standards always offering the best solutions for our business with fast response times. I would highly recommend ACADS-BSG.

– Amy

The ACADS BSG suite of software has been used by VOS Group for 30 years. We as a company have grown as the software capabilities have changed with usability and technology. The support from head office has always been quick and accurate, with a resolve to overcome any obstacles. We have always found the outputs to be accurate and reliable and a good basis for good engineering design.

– Shayne C

Moving to a cloud based platform has improved the overall performance of the software. [being able to log in from any device] has improved my overall productivity as I only need to carry my smart phone or a tablet, and I can do my job remotely. Tools and functions are clearly organised within the new interface reducing any confusion for a new user. Copy+ Paste option saves a lot of time for Engineers like me. It just works like an Excel Sheet, where you can copy items and paste them somewhere else. It saves a lot of time especially if you are working on a single project and you want to do multiple calculations.

[HYENA+] allows me to quickly switch from one calculation to another without losing any data. This has reduced the overall lead time in doing calculations. I am sure [HYENA+] will have a positive impact on the Fire Industry.

– Ahkil M