The upcoming 3.2 release of Mago.net, besides providing a manifold of new functionalities, will allow using new licenses specifically created to satisfy various utilisation scenarios of the ERP software, while fulfilling the most recent requirements set forth by many enterprises.
by Fabrizio Perricone
Product Marketing Manager
Being holder of a "User license" is necessary if wishing to utilise Mago.net. Just as for all business software, the user license is a "justifying document" (or voucher) which authorises the legitimate use of the software, hence keeping the user safe from any type of undesired surprise in case of inspection or verifications by the authorities.
Every now and then, it does happen (also if in totally good faith) that the user utilises the regularly licensed software beyond the license terms and conditions: this situation can be very dangerous especially because it could lead to severe sanctions.
Microarea, wishing to satisfy all of the latest needs and requirements brought forth by its users, has decided to introduce four (4) new licenses that guarantee the safe use of Mago.net also in the following situations:
- use of Mago.net for the managing of multiple companies (Multi-company extension);
- stand-alone installation for "disconnected" use (Standalone extension);
- utilisation for testing purposes (Test extension);
- installation on backup server (Backup extension).
Lets us now see more thoroughly the meaning of the various extensions.
The multi-company extension allows managing companies being controlled or connected by means of one sole Mago.net installation. The multi-company extension, needless to say, is highly useful to business groups or holding companies! Furthermore, activating the multi-company extension allows to activate free of charge the module for the multi-company balance management!...and there is more: in the near future, specific functionalities will be provided to all of those who will activate the multi-company extension, as for example the possibility for the companies belonging to the same group to share the masters.
The standalone extension offers the possibility of replicating the company installation on a single PC (on a notebook for example) and ensures the utilisation of the information found on the company database. The latter extension allows keeping your company always "by your side", also when disconnected from the company servers.
The Microarea test extension offers its users a tool capable of safely managing the test installations on server (should they be virtual or physical), replicating the company installation as well as including 2 CAL floating. The test extension is particularly useful to medium-large enterprises needing to perform in depth testing before setting to production a new software version.
The backup extension could also be called "S.O.S. extension": in fact, it ensures operative continuance also in case of the company server being blocked or out of order. The extension allows installing the exact copy (in regards of modules and CALs) of the Mago.net purchased configuration on a backup server (normally turned off). Should a crash, downfall or any other type of block of the company server take place, the backup server can be activated given the fact it is already configured, and hence ready to guarantee to the entire company operative continuance.
The extensions can be accumulated: they are not mutually exclusive.
Have you identified the extension which best suits your company or are you not yet sure of using Mago.net as stated by the terms and conditions of the license agreement? Contact your Microarea Reseller referral, he will swiftly provide you with the desired answer!
Furthermore, if you wish to receive additional information, please visit on our website the section Software Licenses FAQ.