Find the Difference Between Named User and Concurrent User License

Author: 
Tengran Liu

Lots of companies suffered from finding their correct software license package.

Here we want to introduce the most common software license to you and your company.

Basically, there are two types of software license will be always on the list.

  • Named User License
  • Concurrent User License

A named user license is an exclusive license of rights assigned to a single named software user. The user will be named in the license agreement. Named user licenses can be composed of "single seat license," more commonly known as "volume license accounts". The named user license is issued for known user names or a list of email addresses in some cases.

A wider definition involves named user licenses specific to one user who is typically licensed to use a product on multiple computers; although the most common type of named user license enables users to log on to no more than three computers.

Concurrent user licenses are another type of license permitting users to log on to multiple computers but are restricted to the number of uses.

For example a word processor concurrent license might be used by 50 people at varying times but only 10 can use it at any one time (concurrently).The details of concurrent licenses can vary widely, depending on the licensing policies of the issuing organization.