Corel Draw X4 Suite - Licensing
I was wondering if anyone else has come across this issue.
We were looking at buying a site license for Corel Draw X4.
I asked for quotes at my usual vendors, and was on the verge of ordering the package until I noticed one little line on the successful quote - "Annual License".
None of the vendors mentioned this, and the reseller I was going to buy this off wasn't sure and had to ask Corel!
From talking to other suppliers and our Grid it appears we have three options:
1) Pay £1500 a year for an annual license. This isn't an option as we cannot guarantee the money will be there each year, and it's pointless buying it, the ICT staff adding it to the teaching programme, and then having to bin it next year.
2) Pay in excess of £12,000(!!!) for a perpetual license at £42 per machine
3) Scrap the idea.
Sadly option 3 appears to be the one we are heading for.
If anyone's had experience with Corel licensing in the past, could you let me know what happened?