Reduced Licensing Costs
Save money on FME Desktop, FME Server, and/or FME Cloud as compared to one-off purchases.
Reduced Procurement Costs
Instead of filing paperwork and requests for each license, do it once every few years.
Reduced Project Time Lag
As your project progresses, add new FME licenses instantly, eliminating costly time and project delays.
Your costs are fixed for the length of your term, giving you budgeting certainty over several years.
Most ELAs let you use as many FME licenses as you want, without paying extra, for the length of your term.
Easy to Manage
Instead of multiple contracts to keep track of, combine everything into a single, centralized agreement.
What is an Enterprise License Agreement?
An Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) is a multi-year, volume licensing agreement. For a fixed annual fee you will typically have unlimited access to FME Desktop and FME Server software licenses with annual maintenance included. ELAs are ideal for customers who want volume pricing, who anticipate increasing their FME usage over the next few years, or who require special arrangements. ELAs are typically available to customers with a large number of FME licenses.
What is included in an ELA?
What is NOT included in an ELA?
An ELA does not include extra cost plugins (e.g. MapTextLabeller; MRFCleaner,etc.) or plugins distributed by third parties (e.g. 1Spatial Gothic, Axpand, GRIPS, etc.).
How much does an ELA cost?
A Safe representative will work with you to estimate your FME needs over the next few years based on your organization size and potential usage scenarios. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can pay upfront or in annual installments over the ELA term.
How long is an ELA?
A standard ELA term is three years.
Can I get Maintenance for previously purchased licenses under the ELA?
Yes. A Safe representative will work with you to determine the number of active FME licenses your organization has previously purchased. The Maintenance for those licenses can be rolled into the ELA.
What happens when the ELA expires?
When your ELA expires, you have the following options:
A. Negotiate a renewal of the ELA based on your anticipated needs over the next three years.
B. If you decide not to renew, then all new licenses deployed during the ELA term will expire and you must uninstall these licenses. Any licenses that you purchased prior to your ELA term will continue as unsupported perpetual licenses unless you purchase Maintenance for each of these licenses individually. You can always acquire new perpetual licenses at Safe's current list prices.
Can I purchase an ELA through one of Safe’s Partners?
Yes, but the terms may be slightly different so check with them directly.