What happens if I don’t keep my Maintenance Agreement active?
Without an active maintenance agreement, you may still renew your license (for the version that you own) in perpetuity. However, you will not receive technical support or software upgrades. In the event that you wish to reinstate maintenance after it has lapsed, you will pay for all missed months. If a new version of the software has been released, maintenance cannot be reinstated.
What products are covered?
Your renewal quotation (sent via email approximately 30 days prior to the expiration of your Agreement) will specify the products to be covered. You may purchase Maintenance separately for each product that you license, but you will receive the benefits of Maintenance only for the products that are covered by an active Agreement. Technical support is available only for current software versions.
How long will my products be covered by my Maintenance Agreement?
A Maintenance Agreement is generally purchased on a yearly basis. Your dates of coverage will be specified on your quotation and can be verified by contacting CSI Sales via phone at +1 510 649 2201 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintenance Agreements must be fully pre-paid at the beginning of the contract term. Please note that once purchased, Maintenance is non-refundable and non-cancelable.
Can’t I just purchase upgrades, instead of keeping my Maintenance Agreement current?
If you do not keep your Maintenance Agreement current, you may pay for upgrades as they are released. However, this can be twice as expensive as paying for Maintenance. Furthermore, you cannot upgrade software that is more than three versions old. Once your software is more than three versions old, you must purchase the software at full cost if you wish to obtain the latest version.