Sitecore Releases New Professional Plus License

05 Dec 2013

Save up to £55,500 with this new licence tier from Sitecore CMS. 

Go fourth – grow your client’s Sitecore solution with a Professional Plus Edition! 

It is with great pleasure that ClearPeople can announce that Sitecore, a leader in Gartner’s Web CMS Magic Quadrant for four consecutive years, have introduced a revised Professional Plus Edition licence to help give you the flexibility to expand to additional users, new servers and new legal entities – saving up to £55,500 compared to an Enterprise license!

The revised Professional Plus Edition offers both new and existing Sitecore customers the following: Up to four servers. Up to fifteen concurrent users. Additional legal entities can be added to the licence. Unlimited Domains. 

What is the value to existing customers? 

Previously any customer wishing to add a fourth server or 9 or more users to their Professional License would have needed to upgrade to an Enterprise Edition. With the introduction of the new Professional Plus Edition license, you can save up to £55,500! Upgrade for free before 31st December 2013! As a special launch offer, any customers that wish to purchase a 4th server for their existing Professional license before the 31st December will be upgraded from their Professional Edition license to a Professional Plus Edition for free! This means that you are able to benefit from the added flexibility of a Professional Plus Edition simply for the cost of an additional server of your choice. Annual maintenance will remain at the rate set for the Professional Edition, plus 20% of the additional server per annum. How much would it cost to upgrade from the 1st January 2014, or to upgrade now without purchasing a 4th server? From the 1st January, or to any upgrades prior that are not purchased together with a 4th server, Sitecore’s standard upgrade terms and conditions apply; i.e. the cost of the upgrade would be the difference between the value of the existing Professional Edition and the new Professional Plus Edition and annual maintenance increased accordingly. The good news is that Sitecore have now waived their depreciation model for all customers with a valid maintenance agreement, and so the value of an existing license would be as it is shown on their current pricelist. Upgrades from Professional to Professional Plus start from £4,000, but scale up dependent on the server and user count on the existing license. For example, the cost of upgrading from a Professional Edition with 1 x CEP Management Server and 2 x CEP Delivery Servers (a value of £38,000) to a Professional Plus Edition with 1 x CEP Management Server and 2 x CEP Delivery Servers (a value of £49,000) would be £11,000. Let us make this a little easier! To help you take advantage of our free upgrade offer, or the added value of a Professional Plus Edition, we are happy to prepare a tailored quote for Professional customers with all the cost and product details you need (both upfront and annual maintenance costs). Get in contact with us and we can ensure you are getting the best possible deal for your Sitecore needs. We know December always flies by so quickly so please get in touch soon so as not to miss out on this time limited offer!