Dassault Systemes (3DS) provides specific pricing structures for its products. The pricing structure is the basis of the specifications of a license, such as duration and support conditions. It is indicative of what is written and agreed in the license contract.
The pricing structures of 3DS licenses include:
Basically, pricing structure signifies how a license is charged when used. Moreover, it is possible to have various licenses with different pricing structures for different usages, which gives the administrator the ability to efficiently use the licenses within the organization, through the in-house license manager of 3DS, which is the Dassault Systemes License Server (DSLS).
DSLS is a powerful license manager that provides various functionalities and capabilities in managing licenses of Dassault Systemes (3DS) software applications. It gives the user the ability to set up the licenses based on various criteria, such as costs and pricing, to avoid over-usage or misusage of expensive licenses. One of its functionalities is configuring licenses with pricing structures.
The DSLS R2017x GA (6.419.0 – September 29, 2016) release introduced the support for setting the authorization rules depending on the pricing structure written in the license. In the authorization tab of the License Administration Tool, pricing structure was added as a criterion for allowing or prohibiting users in using the license.
For instance, the organization can allow only prioritized users to use licenses with TBL and allow all other users to use licenses with PLC. This is to prevent high-cost licenses from being overused. The capability to report the usage of features with specific pricing structure is very useful for decision making with regard to license inventory and optimization.
Open iT® Enterprise Edition supports the reporting of 3DS pricing structures through DSLS. Users can now see the specific pricing structure of a feature and even see the specific users using the feature.
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