We’ve always said that we want people to spend time making decisions with data instead of fighting to make it usable.

At a time like this, data is the last thing we should be fighting.

We hope that by making FME easily accessible and providing added support to those working on COVID-19 research or projects, we'll be able to assist those helping others to keep their communities safe and healthy.

Don Signature

Don Murray, Co-founder

Dale Signature

Dale Lutz, Co-founder

Resources for COVID-19

With the rise and spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) over the last few months, there have been many changes around the world and adjustments we’ve had to make in our local communities.

COVID-19 is affecting us all, and we don’t want software licensing to prevent solutions from being found or communities from being protected.

In an effort to help with the current state of affairs, Safe Software is offering FME for free until at least March 31, 2021 for those trying to investigate COVID-19 and learn how to better support their communities.

We will also be offering extensive, free support to help you with your COVID-19 research and projects. With more Safers available due to the cancellation of many World Tour stops and tradeshows and postponement of the FME User Conference, we will be devoting our time and knowledge to aiding in your COVID-19 efforts by prioritizing these support cases and questions.

As we receive updates from our governments and health authorities, we will be doing our part to “flatten the curve”. Safers are working remotely, and you can expect regular response times within our normally scheduled hours.

While we live in a time of uncertainty, we are confident that by working together and making data software like FME more accessible, we can keep our communities safe and healthy by powering the flow of data.


Using FME for COVID-19

COVID-19 FME Download Form

Use the COVID-19 specific download form to access your free FME licenses. The license will be active until at least March 31, 2021.

Download Free FME Licenses for COVID-19

Priority Support for COVID-19

To ensure we see your COVID-19 questions and requests, please include “COVID-19” in your subject line or the first sentence of your support case, email, or live chat message.

You may also post a question in the Community and use the topic “COVID-19”.

If you have any ideas, resources, or findings that you’d like to share that others may also find useful, please feel free to share them in the Community, or on FME Hub.

Other Licensing Options

If COVID-19 is putting a financial strain on yourself or your company, but you would like to use FME for projects unrelated to COVID-19, the free license programs may be an option for you.

If you do not qualify and require further assistance, please contact sales@safe.com and we will do our best to help you.


If there are any other ways in which FME or Safe Software can support you during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out.