How does it work?
An Enterprise license is a special license key of Bluebeam Revu designed to help manage computer turnover. It does two things:
- Automatically releases registered computers that have failed to communicate with our licensing server for 15 days.
- Provides a temporary 5% overage of the total number of allowed installations.
In other words, once a machine takes up a seat by registering to an Enterprise license, it will periodically ping Bluebeam's Licensing Server to confirm that it is still active. If the machine fails to communicate with the server for a period of 15 days, it will automatically be released from the Enterprise license key, freeing up the seat to be registered to another machine. The 5% overage, or cushion, allows for the lag time between re-imaging workstations or releasing inactive seats. If you exceed the overage allowance, an "exceeded licenses" warning will appear, and further installations will be restricted.
The benefit of Enterprise licensing is that there is no longer a need to manually uninstall or release seats from workstations that are being transferred, phased out or re-imaged. This Enterprise licensing option takes care of that for you, ensuring that your licensed seats are fully utilized. Plus, since it is managed with Bluebeam servers, there is no need to install or maintain anything locally. Simple.
How do I know if I have used all of my licenses? Is there a charge for going over?
With an Enterprise License, you gain access to the Bluebeam Gateway, a web portal for viewing and managing both Enterprise and Open Licenses. The Bluebeam Gateway allows you to view how many seats of each version and edition you own, how many computers, or "seats", are registered to each license, and which computers they are. As long as your total number of registered machines per edition does not exceed the total number of seats allowed plus the 5% overage allowance, you are good! If you are approaching or exceeding your limit, you may purchase additional seats or unregister licenses from computers as needed. Any new seats purchased may take up to 24 hours to update and appear in the Gateway.
How do I qualify for Enterprise licensing?
There are a couple requirements for Enterprise licensing, which you must fulfill to qualify. First, your licenses must be consolidated into a single license key by product. Second, annual maintenance must be current and maintained. Please note, Enterprise licenses are not intended for Citrix or other terminal server environments.
How much does Enterprise licensing cost?
The cost for an Enterprise license is an additional $5 per seat annually and is co-termed with your current maintenance date.
How do I find out more?
Contact our team at 626.788.4100 Opt. 1 to get set up today.