Software Licensing Solutions

The Licensing Challenge

When it comes to licensing software products, organizations want to maximize flexibility and manageability, while at the same time minimize what they spend..

Flexibility means using the software anywhere, anytime, on any machine, by any authorized user. Manageability demands the need to control, audit and report on license usage. Organizations may need to control who can acquire a license to use the software, and even when (e.g. 9am PT – 5pm PT) they can use it. They may also want to reserve a license for a specific user in order to guarantee access when needed. Additionally, regulatory and compliance requirements impose additional stipulations and restrictions for tracking software access.

Embarcadero Licensing  and Deployment Solutions

Embarcadero offers a variety of licensing options so organizations can more easily manage their software, while ensuring the end user has the tools they need, when they need them. Our Workstation option is perfect for individual users; while the network-based named and concurrent licensing options provide a flexible, cost-effective solution for organizations with a larger number of users, who want the ability to share and manage a pool of licenses.. Embarcadero has licensing options available that fit the need of any size organization as well as for individual users:


A Workstation license is locked to one machine ("node-lock") or one person ("named user"). A node-locked Workstation license can be installed on only one machine and cannot be used concurrently. A named user Workstation license is registered to an individual and the named user is the only person permitted to use the product. The Workstation licensing options work best for power-users who need a copy of the software available on their workstation at all times. Workstation licensees are required to create an Embarcadero Developer Network account in order to register their product. A Workstation license does not require installation of a license server.

Network Named User

Network Named User is similar to Workstation licensing in that a license is designated to an individual. Licenses are managed over a network using AppWave. An administrator installs AppWave a central location on your network where users are authorized to operate the product. The Network Named User is guaranteed access to that license at all times or until the Administrator revokes access.

This option has many advantages including centralized administration, fast and easy provisioning and de-provisioning of software assets, and asset management features including usage reports.

Network Concurrent

Network Concurrent licenses are managed through AppWave. It provides users with the flexibility of using any Embarcadero product, but will only acquire a license when the application is open. This license option tracks the number of simultaneous users. If the number of simultaneous users exceeds the number of purchased licenses, anyone who subsequently tries to start the software is denied access.

Network Concurrent licenses are only valid for the global region in which they are sold. Global contracts can be purchased on a contractual basis. Please contact your sales representative for more information.

Embarcadero All-Access License Options

Embarcadero All-Access is a membership model which includes access to the specified products within each membership level (there are 3 levels), as well as support and maintenance for the duration of an active membership. The same three types of licenses for Embarcadero All-Access can be applied to any of the three levels: Workstation, Networked Named and Network Concurrent. All-Access licenses are perpetual and can continue to be used, installed, and reinstalled even if annual All-Access membership is not renewed.

All-Access licenses are managed by AppWave.

For product and pricing information about Embarcadero All-Access contact your sales representative or read more at Embarcadero All-Access.

Other License Considerations

Some Embarcadero products offer Term or Perpetual licensing options. Please contact us for more details.