Kentico CMS Small Business License - Pricing
Based on your feedback, we have decided to introduce a new Small Business License option for partners who need to create web sites for small businesses.
We have received lots of comments to our new pricing for version 5.0. Since we have many partners who build smaller sites for small business clients who may not need all the features, but want to have a CMS, we decided to introduce a new licensing option - Small Business License.
I would like to say thank you to all partners who filled out our survey. Based on their feedback, we defined the following feature set for the Small Business License (click the image to enlarge):
Number of Users
As you can see, the Small Business License is limited to 3 users per web site + 1 global administrator. It's the typical number of users that you requested for small business web sites and I believe it's enough for most small businesses.
Workflow is limited to Edit and Publish steps, so it's not possible to have an approval process, but you can still use preview, versioning and content locking (check-in/check-out).
Number of Languages
The Small Business License supports web sites with content in 2 languages. It's enough to support local businesses in bilingual countries, such as Canada.
I'm sure someone will want 4 users instead of 3 or 3 languages instead of 2, but we have to set some reasonable limits that are sufficient for trully small business site and that will not demotivate clients from purchasing our standard licenses. If you want to ask why we chose or didn't choose some particular features or number of items, please feel free to post a comment below this blog post.
There will be two Small Business Licenses:
These licenses will be only available to our partners
and they are already discounted, so the partner discount doesn't apply on them.
Please note that the 1 Server Small Business License
can be used for 50 sites - it means only <removed>* per site! It can be used for multiple clients
unlike our higher licenses - the 1 Server Base License and 1 Server Ultimate License - that can be used only for a single organization.
* the actual pricing was removed and is now only available on the Partner Portal
If you purchase 1 Web Site or 1 Server Small Business License, you will be able to purchase additional packages (Advanced, E-commerce
, Social Networking
) for $1,499 minus partner discount for every web site.
1 Web Small Business License (<removed>*) + 1 E-commerce Package ($1,499 before partner discount) = <removed>* (minus partner discount for the E-commerce
The Partner has 1 Server Small Business License and uses it for 20 clients. Now, one of these clients wants to enhance their site with on-line store. The partner purchases 1 E-commerce Package ($1,499 before partner discount) and uses it for this particular client. The package cannot be used for any other web site using the same server.
You can also upgrade 1 Web Site Small Business License to the 1 Web Site Base License just for the price difference if your client grows and needs more features. It's not possible to upgrade from 1 Server Small Business License to the Base License.
Both Small Business licenses can be used only on a single physical server and can't be used in a web farm.
Due to the nature of the Small Business License, you can use it in the cloud hosting environment without any extra fee.
Some of you expressed concerns about the frequency of price changes. We decided to provide you with a public guarantee that we will not increase the price of the Small Business License, Base License and each of the packages at least in the following two years, unless there's a significant change in economic conditions. By a significant change, I mean more than 20% decrease of the U.S. dollar value to our local currency (CZK - Czech Crown) or other significant economic change that we cannot influence, but has a significant impact on our business.
We plan to add additional packages in the future versions, which means that the price of the Ultimate license can be increased appropriately since it will contain all these packages. This increase will be, however, proportional to the value of the included packages and will not mean increase of the Base License.
I hope you will appreciate this step. As always, I'm open to your feedback, so please feel free to submit your comments below. Thank you.