Purchasing software involves a number of important, interrelated considerations: license type, usage scope, maintenance and support, installation location, and license fee calculation, are all critical dimensions of the software purchase. We find a range of practices amongst vendors in the IPM software market. While no model is inherently advantaged or disadvantaged, licensee-purchasers are well advised to understand their vendor's approach and how this might impact their business objectives.

This TrendView Report outlines the common practices found in today's IPM software market, noting important license model considerations in choosing the right solution.

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