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Chapter 8

Choosing the Right Intuiface License And License Distribution Method

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Chapter 8
The Complete Guide To Doing Business With Intuiface

Choosing the Right Intuiface License And License Distribution Method

Let’s touch on the basics of licensing and your options for equipping clients with licenses. If you’d like a graduate course, feel free to contact your favorite Intuiface Sales rep for assistance.

Composer options are differentiated by feature set. 

Intuiface Composer, the editor, has a concurrent user license. You need as many licenses as you’ll have concurrent users (e.g. Intuiface designer) – that is, users working at the same time. Five people will use Composer but only one at a time? Then you only need one license.

Here are the available Composer tiers and their duration options. 

NOTE: All Composers in an Intuiface account must be at the same tier level.

Player options are differentiated by operating system.

Intuiface Player, the runtime, has a concurrent device license. You need as many licenses as you’ll have devices running experiences in the field. Five devices will be running experiences at the same time? Then you need five licenses.

Here are the available Players and their duration options (detailed tech specs are here):

  • Player for Windows (month-to-month or annual): For devices running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10, regardless of screen size.
  • Player for Kiosks (annual only): For devices running Chrome, Tizen on the Samsung SMART Signage Platform, webOS for LG smart displays, and Android if not a consumer off-the-shelf tablet.
  • Player for Tablets (month-to-month or annual): For the iPad (not the iPhone) and consumer off-the-shelf Android tablets.

Data Tracking plans are differentiated by data point limits

Experiences running in Intuiface Composer can generate an unlimited number of data points. On the other hand, all licensed Players in an Intuiface account share a data pool and the size of that pool depends on the selected Data Tracking plan.

Here are the available Data Tracking plans:

  • Free: All licensed Players share a pool of 1k data points/month.
  • Project: All licensed Players share a pool of 25k data points/month.
  • Growth: All licensed Players share a pool of 100k data points/month.
  • Business: All licensed Players share a pool of 500k data points/month.
  • Premium: All licensed Players share a pool of unlimited data points/month. Clients also have the option of storing collected data in their own in-house database.
  • Custom: Premium with the option of having Intuiface store collected data in a database we host for the client.

White label options

Is it possible to hide the fact that you’re using Intuiface? Remember, your Intuiface designs are always 100% yours. This means the only thing to white label is Composer and Player themselves. Well Composer can’t be white labeled. Sorry, not possible. Player itself cannot be white labeled either but you can hide it when launching an experience. Check out the white label option for Player for Windows and the post-to-store option for the iPad and Android devices.

Equipping your clients with licenses

You can transfer your licenses to whomever you wish. This means it is not mandatory for your clients to buy Player licenses for themselves. It comes down to how you want to conduct your relationship with each client. You may choose a business model in which clients directly shoulder the license costs, or you may choose a model that bakes license costs into your services fee.

Here’s a cool thought: If you make a multi-year pre-purchase of Player, you could actually charge each client a fee lower than the annual list price and still earn a profit!

Whether your sell the license explicitly or hide it within a larger service fee, we recommend the use of secondary accounts for license distribution. See the next section.

Secondary Accounts

Juggling multiple clients, each of whom may have multiple projects, is tough enough without also having to juggle licenses, Players, data points, and more. We created the notion of secondary accounts to simplify your management of multiple clients and to limit client visibility to experiences specific to their project(s).

The idea is that your Intuiface account becomes an umbrella account - aka a "primary" account - for any number of secondary accounts. As detailed in our article about secondary accounts, your primary account can do things like

  • share a single data point pool across multiple secondary accounts
  • deploy experiences to secondary account Players
  • share storage accounts for experience publishing and sharing
  • easily loan and retrieve licenses as needed

We're sure you'll appreciate the benefits of secondary accounts so keep them in mind.

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