Maintenance allows users with a perpetual license to stay up to date with a predictable annual cost. When you purchase a
perpetual license,* you receive one year of maintenance, which is renewable
annually at the same price of renewing an annual license. When you keep your maintenance current, you will receive the next release
of Stata automatically and without additional charge, giving you the benefit of both access to the latest features and a perpetual license.
Benefits of maintenance
Predictable. You can budget for your annual renewal—you will know
when it is due—and you will not be met with unexpected upgrade costs.
Price. Stata maintenance is the least expensive way to always keep your perpetual license up to date. If you
choose not to renew your maintenance, you will need to upgrade your license at the current upgrade rate.
Updates and security. You are ensured continued access to updates,
including software enhancements, bug fixes, and security patches.
Support. You will enjoy uninterrupted access to technical support
from a dedicated staff of expert Stata programmers and statisticians. Technical support is
available for the current version of Stata, and Stata maintenance ensures you are always on the current version.
Access. You will be of the first to be notified of new releases of Stata.
You will automatically receive your upgraded new version of Stata for free—no additional paperwork or stress.
Priority. You will receive your licenses quickly. You will have priority
access to new features.
Convenient. You will receive timely reminders that your maintenance
period is about to expire.
Ownership. A Stata perpetual license still will not expire. The license will
remain in your ownership with no interruptions in access, even if the
maintenance term is not renewed. If you decide to not renew your maintenance,
upgrades to new versions of Stata must be purchased separately.
*Student perpetual licenses do not include maintenance. If you
own a student perpetual license and would like to upgrade to a
new version of Stata, you may purchase an upgrade separately.
Read the Maintenance Agreement Terms and Conditions.