What is the difference between perpetual and rental licenses?
|Perpetual License||Rental License|
|License duration||Perpetual||Annual or monthly|
|Support (Monday to Friday 9:00-18:00 EET/EEST)||Included for current and previous major versions||Included during the rental license period|
|Access to new minor versions/service packs*||Free||Free, included during the rental license period|
|Access to new major versions/service packs**||Paid||Free, included during the rental license period|
|Floating or network license||Yes||Yes|
|USB dongle or online licensing (OLS) OLS||Yes||Yes|
* Minor updates include service packs and bug fixes denoted by an increment to the right side of the decimal point in the version number, such as 3.1 or 3.7.
** Major version upgrades are denoted by an increment to the left of the decimal point, or a new product name, such as 2.x, 3.x or Next. We generally release major new versions every 24 months, and they include significant new features and additional functionality.