CC4 can be licensed in one of two ways – perpetual or annual subscription.
Under the perpetual scheme schools need to buy licences for the servers and Windows computers on their network. A perpetual licence is ideal for schools wanting to make a major capital investment in one go. You then only have to worry about topping up additional licences thereafter. However, you may have to pay for an upgrade licence if you choose to upgrade to the latest operating system.
Please note, that some of the network tools we include within the perpetual CC4 licence bundles include a year’s annual software maintenance. Software assurance is then charged annually as they are developed on their own timelines (for example RM Tutor) and we want to make sure that you have access to the very latest features and updates to ensure that you are making the most of the ICT within your school.
Subscription provides a simple, cost-effective way to move to CC4 which is priced on the number of staff you have and reduces the up-front expenditure. An annual payment lets you use CC4 on as many computers as you like, meaning that you don't need to worry when your network expands.
Subscription pricing can be particularly useful when budgeting for your school’s ICT spend. There’s no need to guess the amount of money to set aside for licensing a new network, the payments will remain the same year on year.
Subscription customers automatically get new versions for free, so that you can move to the latest Windows operating systems as they are released by RM Education (Microsoft licenses are not included). It entitles you to any upgrades and updates to this software that RM Education chooses to make available within the subscription period. Customers can add computers to servers on their network without having to increase their subscription
Pricing is per member of staff per annum. Members of staff include all staff members employed over 200 hours per annum. You should exclude non-PC users such as lunchtime supervisors. For subscription you need a minimum of 10 members of staff and the minimum contract term is one year.
The full benefits of a subscription
- Reduce up-front expenditure and allow schools to budget annually
- Entitled to new operating systems such as Windows 10
- Free lifetime updates and upgrade to future versions of Community Connect
- Room to grow your network, based on the number of your staff
- Future proof as there is no need to buy additional licences as your network grows
- Fully supported by RM Support experts