It is recognized that any project finance software must be usable on a desktop machine in the office where the model is typically developed. It must also be accessible when the user is travelling and possibly negotiating terms for the project. Under such circumstances it would be appropriate to have it installed on a laptop.
Because of the above, the license is not limited to a single machine. It is, however, tied to the presence of a dongle which is programmed for the appropriate licence. The dongle can be transferred from one machine to another.
There are many combinations of licence. They are composed of the following elements:
- Project Developer (planning phases only) or Project Investor (all phases)
- Single project or multiple projects.
- Licenses for multiple projects may be usable with a single technology or a combination of two or more technologies; and may be supplied with or without the database
- Licenses for projects in multiple countries require the database
Typical combinations as follows:
Single User license for Project Developer
Appropriate when a developer is working on a single project in the planning phases
Single User license for Project Investor
Appropriate when a developer is working on a single project and is already negotiating with partners and/or lenders
Single/Multiple User licence for Project Developer
Usable on projects in multiple countries using a single technology. Appropriate to, say, the developer of a single technology which he wants to market worldwide. Or it could be a consultant specialising in a particular technology
Single/Multiple User licence for Project Investor
Usable on projects in multiple countries using multiple technologies. Appropriate to, say, a lending or advising bank; or a multinational oil or petrochemical corporation with worldwide investments.
Single/Multiple User licence Project Developer
Usable for multiple projects in a single country using multiple technologies. Appropriate to, say, a lending or advising bank preparing models in a number of industries all located in the same country.
Prices for versions with multiple projects depend on the industries, the number of countries in which the projects are located and whether the database is supplied.