Perpetual Licenses

Apart from our Subscription Packages which offer combinations of products and modules selected by DHI, Perpetual Licenses (Professional and Essential) are also available if you prefer to build your own software portfolio. A brief introduction to our Perpetual Licenses license options is given below. For more detail (including pricing information), please contact your local DHI office.

All Perpetual Licenses are issued as a floating type, allowing members of your modelling team concurrent access to the purchased licenses from a license server (with hardware lock). A floating license can also be configured as a local license if preferred. All Perpetual Licenses also include the first 12 months of technical support and updates (SMA), and no limitations apply to the size of models that can be built (i.e. the number of cells, elements, cross-sections or pipes).

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License types

The Essential License is DHI’s entry level product, competitively priced but with some limitations. Some of our more specialised products and modules are not available to purchase as an Essential License, and each ‘seat’ purchased comes with four concurrent simulations of the engine(s) associated with that product or module (except FEFLOW, which only comes with one concurrent simulation). CPU computing capability is set at 8-core (compared to 16/Unlimited cores for a Professional License), and GPU computing capability can be added at additional cost. An Essential License is only offered as a floating type (with hardware lock), and cannot be delivered as an Internet License.

From 1 January 2021, we will no longer be offering Essential Licenses for sale, so if you’ve been considering whether to purchase an Essential License, you need to act soon.

Top 5 reasons to get a MIKE Essential License

  • Pay only 40% of the price of a Professional License
  • Essential SMA (Service & Maintenance Agreement) is 30% cheaper
  • Use the license locally or share it with others on a network
  • Upgrade to a Professional License anytime for the difference in price
  • Save €500 now as we are waiving the normal dongle fee!

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Q: Why will DHI stop selling Essential Licenses?
A: Many clients have found that Subscription Packages (introduced in January 2019) meet their needs better than an Essential License. In phasing out the sale of the Essential Licenses, we are able to increase our focus on delivering scalable and flexible products which provide you the freedom to do more.

Q: I already have an Essential License for a MIKE product. Can I continue to use it and get technical support from 1 January 2021 onwards?
A: Absolutely! Your Essential license is perpetual, and we will continue to offer Essential SMA so you can stay supported and receive software updates in the future.

Q: I already have an Essential License for a MIKE product. Can I purchase more licenses of products I already own from 1 January 2021 onwards?
A: Yes. If you already own one or more seats of a product or module on an Essential License, you will still be able to purchase more seats of those (on the same license) from 1 January 2021.

With a Professional License, you get fully featured software and optimum productivity for your team. All DHI’s products and modules are available for purchase on a Professional license, and each ‘seat’ purchased comes with four concurrent simulations of the engine(s) associated with that product or module (except FEFLOW, where a Professional License allows unlimited concurrent simulations of models utilising the same mesh). Professional Licenses are also available as an Internet License, saving the money and man-power typically associated with establishing and maintaining a license server.

Many MIKE modules can utilise computer parallelisation techniques, and Professional licenses are delivered with 16-core capability (each concurrent simulation can utilise up to 16 CPU cores). Compute capability for these modules is set to Unlimited cores on a Professional License while SMA is valid (similarly, for those modules that can utilise GPU computing hardware, Professional SMA provides free access to GPU). In addition to technical support and updates, having Professional SMA also provides further benefits including volume discounts, priority access to DHI’s online services, and bonus modules that DHI no longer sells (e.g. MIKE Animator Plus).

University licenses are strictly limited to educational and research purposes only. University licenses are granted a 50% discount on the Professional list price (purchase and SMA).

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