In 2020, Frontline started offering new InCAM Pro packages. The packages are available as TERM licenses only, replacing the seats that Frontline used to sell, such as Graphic Editor and QA.
InCAM Pro packages are differentiated in price and functionality and can be mixed as shown in the table below. They offer customers way more value compared to the existing offering, since most existing cost options are included in the new packages. Customers no longer need to purchase each cost option separately, and have access to new functionality within the product.
In addition, InCAM Pro packages provide solutions to new factory and market technologies, ease the decision making process, and simplify product operation.
Frontline offers three levels of packages:
Enjoy the most powerful CAM editing platform on the market, with robust analysis capabilities to ensure first-class manufacturability and quality.
Easily input and optimize CAM data with over 300 trusted analysis, cleanup, and DFM actions, and unlock your productivity potential.
Experience the ultimate full flow CAM tool. Best in class and best for your business – from input through cleanup, analysis, DFMs, and panelization to output.
I already have InCAM Pro and I just want to buy an additional Drawing & Dimension license. How can I do that?
Frontline has stopped selling cost options as stand-alone options. There are two ways to get this functionality:
I already have InCAM Pro and I just want to buy an ADETCH license. How can I do that?
To get ADETCH, you should buy the Fine Line – Wet process tools package. To buy this package, you must have the Professional package. You can do this either by buying a new Professional package or upgrading an existing InCAM Pro seat to the Professional package.
A TERM license is buying the rights to use a piece of software for a predefined period called the TERM period. During the TERM period, the customer gets maintenance (as defined in Frontline’s customer maintenance contract) and access to all versions released within the TERM period. TERM licenses are very common in the software market. In 2020, it is estimated that 80% of the software sold will be in TERM licenses.
There are many benefits. Buying a TERM license requires a lower upfront investment and makes this important decision much easier. You avoid the budgeting of an annual maintenance contract, since maintenance is included in the TERM, and in most cases expenses are turned from Capex (Capital Expenditure) to OPEX (Operational Expenditure). You will always enjoy the latest version released with its newest functionality, staying on top of your goals.
Lower upfront investment
TERM licenses cost less than perpetual licenses, even taking into account the maintenance fee. TERM licenses become even more attractive with Frontline’s exclusive buy-back offer: Frontline will pay customers for each Genesis 2000 or GenFlex seat they trade-in for the first TERM period, which makes the trade-in price per seat highly attractive.
Operational cost budget
Buying a TERM license can be done through the operational budget, so the software is no longer considered as part of the shop’s inventory. There is no longer a large upfront investment, and financial forecasts are stable and predictable.
Flexibility based on market conditions
We make sure our products best suit our customers’ needs. The TERM model enables you to make your decision based on your actual needs and challenges, without being tied to a decision you made years ago. When you buy a TERM license, you can decide to increase or decrease capacity based on current market conditions and your real needs.
Access to newly released versions – free of charge
During the TERM period, you are entitled to get all released versions free of charge, since maintenance is included.
No annual budgeting maintenance contract
As the TERM license includes maintenance, there is no need to run an additional budgeting item every year.
Can I mix TERM licenses into my current perpetual license?
If your perpetual license is under service, you can add new TERM licenses into it. If your license is not under maintenance, new TERM licenses will be delivered in a new license.
Can I continue to use my existing perpetual licenses?
Yes, customers can continue to use existing perpetual licenses, receive new releases and other support entitlements, and may renew service on all active licenses. You can also convert those active, perpetual licenses to subscription or add new subscription licenses anytime.
Why can’t I own the product for life?
The world is changing rapidly. As technology evolves, old products become less capable of supporting new demands and challenges, such as 5G, mSAP, automotive, Flex, IoT, or high-speed technologies. TERM licensing enables us to help you cope with changing needs, ensures you enjoy maximum flexibility, and gives you the ability to function according to your organization’s needs.