Metered licenses are a form of "pay as you use" licensing for .NET and Java. When you purchase a Metered License you will receive a Public/Private Key pair to be set in your code instead of the usual license file; and instead of paying 'upfront' as with a standard license, you will pay for your usage monthly. When you use a Metered License your usage is recorded locally and regularly reported back to our servers, you are then billed monthly for what you use. So long as you pay your monthly bill you will have equivalent features to a full license and be able to access to all updates and new versions of the product. Metered Licenses are the only license types that are suitable for SaaS products which target developers or any product which needs to provide an API for developers which uses Aspose functionality.
Unmetered license types (Developer Small Business, Developer OEM, Site Small Business, Site OEM) are priced based on the number of developers using the product and the number of locations that derived works are deployed to. The full cost of the license must be paid before the license is released (unless you are choosing an installment plan). The license is perpetual and includes a one year subscription to access to updates and new versions of the product. These license types do not support derived works that have an API for other developers to use.
Metered licenses combines the benefits of self-hosting our .NET and Java products with the flexibility of using a cloud service.
Your usage of the product is reported to our servers at regular intervals and we will invoice you monthly based on the combined size of all files processed by our APIs. The file size is counted each time you perform an open or a save operation on a file.
The billing period begins on the date you sign up so, for example, if you were to sign up on the 18th of the month then your billing period will run from 18th through to the 17th of the following month.
A list of our prices is available, along with an interactive pricing guide for you to calculate your expected monthly cost, is available on the Metered pricing page. Both the Metered Small Business and Metered OEM license types are billed at the same rate, but only Metered OEM customers have access to Enterprise Support.
Payment by credit card is preferred however payment by bank transfer is possible. Contact a member of our sales team and they will be glad to assist you.
Due to the complexity of monthly billing arrangements, Metered licenses are not available to be purchased via a reseller.
After installing the product, sign up through our sales team for a metered license and you will be issued a key pair consisting of a public and private key which you use to activate the product via the API. This enables the product to run in production mode and your usage of the product is recorded and that information is routinely sent back to our servers.
Usage is tracked by the amount of MBs processed from calls to our API from your application. This is generally the size of the input file or the file after export, whichever is greater.
To activate the license refer to the Metered licensing documentation for each product.
It is easy to check your usage via the API. Refer to the documentation for further instructions.
Note: Your local usage is only reported to Aspose intermittently, usually once per hour, so the usage amount returned by the GetConsumptionQuantity() API call may reflect this delay.
You can upgrade from an unmetered license type to a Metered license within the first 90 days of purchase. The payment from your unmetered license is credited to the balance of your account and deducted from your monthly bill until used up. We do not offer downgrades from a Metered license to an unmetered license.
Purely usage information (number of operations performed and total file size processed) is sent to our servers, no document data or your customer data is sent to us
To purchase a Metered license head to the purchase page. Our payment methods include credit card and bank transfer. For any questions contact a member of our sales team who will be glad to assist you.
Yes, you can request a temporary license to fully test Aspose products. This free temporary license is unmetered and is used for testing only. Once you are ready for a production license you can proceed to purchase a Metered license.