We offer objectiF RPM in two variations: for rent as software as a service, or for purchase to run the software on your workstations locally. Our support services are available to you in both the rental and purchase options. In both cases, responsibility for operating the software remains with you. Find out here which scenario best suits your situation.
objectiF RPM as Software as a Service
Software as a Service can be used on a monthly basis. Read about handling and prices.
Get started with objectiF RPM in less than 1 hour. All you need to do is rent a defined hardware and software structure from Amazon Web Services and apply for monthly objectiF licences. microTOOL will provide an Amazon Machine Image with a preconfigured Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The image contains a pre-configured operating system, data bank, and objectiF for running in an Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). That’s all you need and you’re good to go.
Required infrastructure from Amazon Web Services
To run objectiF RPM in the cloud as Software as a Service you’ll need an Amazon Web Services account and a hardware and software infrastructure which you can rent monthly. There are two alternatives for using objectiF RPM:
- MS Windows Server 2012 RTM and MS SQL Server Express 2014.
- MS Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM and MS SQL Server Standard 2014.
Amazon Web Services offers the usage of system software on an hourly basis. For hardware we recommend in both cases the so-called “m4.large” with 2 virtual CPUs and 8 GB memory. MS SQL Server Express 2014 is limited to 1 GB memory and 10 GB data volume. If you need more we recommend MS SQL Server Standard 2014.
microTOOL provides an Amazon Machine Image with which you can simply generate an Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) with hardware and software. The image contains temporary objectiF licenses so that you can get started right away. Later you can trade the temporary licenses for objectiF RPM licenses rented on a monthly basis.
Prices for Elastic Cloud (EC2) from Amazon Web Services vary.
Prices for a package with MS Windows Server 2012 RTM and MS SQL Server Express 2014 in Frankfurt/Germany are here.
Prices for a package with MS Windows Server R2 RTM and MS SQL Standard Server 2014 in Frankfurt/Germany are here.
Deliverables from microTOOL using Software as a Service
Upon delivery of the Amazon Machine Image from microTOOL, you’ll receive the complete infrastructure package necessary for running objectiF RPM. The image includes licensing for the objectiF RPM server, the objectiF RPM client, objectiF RPM web services, and the objectiF RPM web clients. The MS Internet Information Service will be pre-configured for the useage of the objectiF RPM web service. Temporary objectiF RPM licenses and local certificates are provided. Additionally, mechanisms for updating logins, URLs, and configurations to change names of virtual private clouds are provided. Immediately after delivery from microTOOL you’ll be ready to start. Once you receive your monthly licenses for objectiF RPM, you’ll be able to activate and replace the temporary licenses in your EC2.
|Product||Monthly product fee for every concurrent user*|
|objectiF RPM||129.00 €|
How does rental work? You decide on the number of licenses based on the number of users who will simultaneously work on the system. Then you rent the number of concurrent user licenses for a month. The rental period begins the moment you receive the license key. The rent will automatically be extended by a month if you do not cancel within 3 days of the end of the rental month. You can cancel simply by sending an email to email@example.com or a fax to +49 (30) 46447 14. The agreement with Amazon must be terminated separately.
The license rental fee includes hotline support and an update service. Updates are made available to your designated administrator as .MSI or .MSP files.
Software as a Service, sample calculation with a MS Windows Server and a MS SQL Server Express
So you’ve chosen an option with a MS Windows Server 2012 RTM and an MS SQL Server Express 2014 from Frankfurt with the recommended „m4.large“ and 3* objectiF RPM as Software as a Service. What monthly costs can you expect?
Amazon Web Services charges $ 0.212 per hour, that is: € 0,18 per hour (Calculated 23.03.2018). Daily that amounts to € 4,32 and € 129,60 a month in a 30 day month.
1* objectiF RPM as Software as a Service we charge € 129,- per month. That would amount to € 387,- for 3 concurrent user licenses.
The package only costs you € 516,60.
Software as a Service, sample calculation with a MS Windows Server and a MS SQL Server Standard
So you’ve chosen an option with MS Windows Server R2 RTM and an MS SQL Server Standard 2014 from Frankfurt with the recommended “m4.large” and 5* objectiF RPM as Software as a Service. What monthly costs can you expect?
Amazon Web Services charges $ 0.692 per hour, that is: € 0,57 per hour (Calculated 23.03.2018). Daily that amounts to € 13,68 and € 410,40 a month in a 30 day month. (You could reduce these costs by, for example, stopping the services at night to eliminate some hours.)
1* objectiF RPM as Software as a Service we charge € 129.- per month. That would amount to € 645.-. for 5 concurrent user licenses.
The package only costs you € 1055,40.
objectiF RPM in a local business
Buy objectiF RPM with server and client licenses as well as maintenance.
objectiF RPM is a client/server tool. All information and results are managed centrally by the objectiF RPM server in a database. You require a concurrent user license by objectiF RPM in order to run the software as well as an additional server license. For example, if you have three concurrent user licenses you can install objectiF RPM on all three workstations at the same time, whether in a network or using your browser. You can find information about the system requirements here.
A special bonus: microTOOL support.
As part of our maintenance package we offer you support both for the installation as well as in the general use of objectiF RPM. You can reach our support team Monday to Friday from 09:00 – 17:00 CET at 030/467086-20, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or here online.
As a microTOOL user you can actively participate in the future development of our products. Simply share your requirements with us. Generally we make two new objectiF RPM versions available every year. The improvements are documented in manuals, change logs and online help texts. We will inform your designated contact person once a new version becomes available and deliver the updates via e-mail as .MSI or .MSP files. New versions do not need to be installed. Upgrades continue to be possible over several releases. The data can be transferred at the click of a button.
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