Licensing Models in the SPLA
There are two models in total:
Advantages and disadvantages of SAL
“+” The user has access to an unlimited number of servers.
Example: you have 2 servers, one running MS Communication Server, the other Exchange, the users are the same – > you pay for 1 license multiplied by the number of users.
“-” With a large number of users, you overpay compared to the PL.
Advantages and disadvantages of PL
“+” With a certain number of users, the processor license is cheaper per user.
“+” At any time you can add as many accounts for your employees as you want.
“-” Can’t save money by reducing the number of users during vacations/crisis, etc.
“-” Unprofitable price for a small number of users.