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.
A single-user license may not be installed on a server and shared out over a network.
It must be installed on an individual machine.
Upgrade discounts are available for perpetual single-user licenses only.
Single-user licenses of Stata/IC, Stata/SE, Stata/MP (2-core), and
Stata/MP (4-core) may be either perpetual or annual. Perpetual licenses
do not expire and may be upgraded to a new version or flavor at a reduced
price. Annual licenses expire one year from the date of purchase.
Although annual licenses may be upgraded to a higher flavor, the
expiration date remains the same as the original purchase.
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
All Stata licenses come with access to the PDF documentation.
Each license also comes with an installation DVD.
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.
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 expires 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 or for use by
faculty for teaching. It is not appropriate for faculty 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
The Student Lab license is a perpetual license, without an expiration
GradPlans make it easy and inexpensive for your students to
acquire Stata 14.
GradPlan licenses are single-user licenses with PDF documentation that are available to students, faculty, and staff at participating universities.
Licenses are perpetual, annual, or six months. 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. Six-month
licenses expire six months after the date of purchase and may not be
upgraded or converted to a new flavor.
Maintenance allows you pay an annual charge and receive the next release of
Stata automatically and without extra charge. Many companies and
instutitions prefer a predictable annual cost. We have always offered via a
lease, but maintenance lets you combine an annual fee with a perpetual
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.