A single-user license for Stata is an identified-user license. The
registered user is the only authorized user of that license.
A single-user license allows Stata to be installed in up to three
locations (a computer at work, a computer at home, and a laptop) as long
as the authorized user is the only one with access to the software.
Upgrade discounts are available for perpetual single-user licenses only.
Volume purchases are just purchases of
single-user licenses of Stata placed
at the same time in order to take advantage of falling per unit
Purchasing N copies of Stata under volume-purchase pricing does
not mean that the copies are "tied" together. For example,
you may elect to upgrade only 1 of the N copies and
wait to upgrade the other (N - 1) at a later time.
Volume pricing decreases the price paid for additional users as N increases when
N licenses are purchased together.
Compute-server licenses are available for Stata/MP (16-core) and above.
A compute-server license must be installed and run on a
single machine, whereas a network license may be installed and run
on individual machines.
An N-user compute-server license is a license that allows a
maximum of N concurrent users. It is a perpetual license
without an expiration date.
The minimum size compute-server license that may be purchased is a 25-user license.
The size of the license can be increased at any time at a reduced charge.
If you currently own a 25-user compute-server license, the price
of adding another user would be the price of adding user number 26.
A Stata term license is an N concurrent-user network license that
may be installed in a single geographic location or physical site. Term licenses expire after
one year. If a new release of Stata occurs during this year, the new
release is sent to the term license holder at no additional charge.
The minimum size term license for Stata/IC and Stata/SE is 15. The minimum
size term license for Stata/MP (2-core), Stata/MP (4-core), Stata/MP (6-core),
and Stata/MP (8-core) is 10. The minimum size term license for Stata/MP
(12-core) and above is 5.
Other license sizes are 25, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 400, etc.
A Student Lab license is appropriate for student use in a physical computer
lab for classwork or for use by faculty for teaching. It is not appropriate
for research, government, or corporate training.
The minimum-size Student Lab license is 10. A 10-user
Student Lab license is a license for 10 concurrent users. Stata
may be installed on a network, or you may install Stata on 10 individual
computers within a university lab setting.
The Student Lab license is a perpetual license, without an expiration
GradPlans make it easy and inexpensive for
faculty and staff members at degree-granting institutions to
acquire Stata 14.
GradPlan licenses are single-user licenses with PDF documentation that are available to faculty and staff at participating universities.
Licenses are perpetual or annual. Perpetual licenses do
not expire and may be upgraded to a different flavor of Stata at a
reduced price. Annual licenses expire one year from the date of
purchase. Although they may be upgraded to a higher flavor, the
expiration date remains the same as the original purchase.
Maintenance allows you pay an annual amount and receive the next
release of Stata automatically and without extra charge. Many
companies and instutitions prefer a predictable annual cost.
Maintenance lets you combine the convenience of paying annually
with a perpetual license.
When you purchase maintenance for Stata software, you will automatically be
sent any major release upgrades which are made available while your
maintenance agreement is in effect.
Maintenance charges are yearly, and maintenance may be purchased only
when you buy a new license or upgrade an existing one.
Updates and bug fixes for the purchased release of Stata are
automatically included with a perpetual license purchase and do not
require the purchase of maintenance.