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TmaxSoft licensing model adheres to the Campaign for Clear Licensing Code of Conduct


TmaxSoft – Licensing clarity as competitive edge and a healthy alternative to Oracle

TmaxSoft’s Tibero RDBMS licensing model is the first software publisher to be verified by the Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL).

In summary:

  • TmaxSoft’s licensing program is clear and easy to understand
  • TmaxSoft have amended their terms and conditions to adhere to the Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL) audit code of conduct

The Tibero database management system supports large scale enterprise systems and was designed from its inception to facilitate efficient and flexible integration of data and business logic, as well as providing various database management utilities.

In short, it is a refreshing commercial alternative to Oracle.

We’re delighted to announce this world first and proud to shine a light on software publishers who recognize the competitive edge delivered by clear license programs.

To read the complete assessment of Tibero’s license model please visit the link below:

Carl Davies, Managing Director for TmaxSoft UK, said

“This is an important confirmation for our business. We now claim rightly that our licenses are straightforward and easy to understand, which can only be to the benefit of the market where users are so often confused and misled by unprofessional selling tactics, and uncompetitive or even unrealistic licensing terms,

“As part of this process we have also committed to the CCL’s Audit Code of Conduct V1.0 and will also follow the spirit of the Code with respect to auditing our customers,” added Carl.

Far too often we are seeing software publishers exploiting the ambiguity in their license models for commercial advantage. Leaving end user customer dazed and confused. It has been our stated goal to work with the software industry to reduce the indirect costs of using commercial software by making licenses simple and easy to use. TmaxSoft – and specifically its Oracle-compatible database Tibero – is the first software publisher to sign up to our Audit Code of Conduct and gain license verification.

The Tibero price list is a single page and very easy to understand. The prices and products are clearly set out and there are no hidden extras that customers need to look out for.

Users do not have to purchase any add-ons other than maintenance and support and those organisations choosing this gain access to upgrades and can download to two previous versions of the software.

Carl Davies concluded:

“Gaining verification for our Licensing Model from the CCL is critical in our Go To Market strategy not only here in the UK but globally. We support all forms of virtualisation and so essentially customers’ only pay for what they use. This clearly positions Tibero as an easier to manage alternative to Oracle, a more cost effective alternative to Oracle, with an easier to understand licensing model than Oracle and will adhere to the code of conduct as derived by the CCL for audits… Just how refreshing is that for the end user!”

To read the complete assessment of Tibero’s license model please visit the link below:

About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

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