Wolfram Research Purchase Programs Expanded
October 1, 2001--Wolfram Research, Inc., creator of Mathematica and
other innovative technical computing solutions, recently expanded its
purchase programs to include its
entire selection of products. Originally designed to provide options for
licensing Mathematica, Wolfram Research's fully integrated
technical computing system and flagship product, these flexible purchase
allow existing and potential customers to license all of those software
solutions that best fit their technical computation needs. The company's
products, all of which are fully compatible with one another, cover a wide range of
skill levels and include more-specialized tools that allow individuals
to perform field-specific calculations, create interactive web sites, or
publish their results to the web.
Since 1988, Wolfram Research's license programs have provided an easy and
economical way for organizations to distribute and maintain their
technical computing software. These programs can be configured to accommodate a
small group of users, a department or research group, or an entire
organization. "Depending on the customer's specific needs, products can be purchased or
leased as part of a program that includes such added benefits as
automatic upgrades, technical support, free home-use licenses, and the ability to
add additional products to the license at the same discount level," explains
Janice Hunter, Operational Sales Manager.
Offering a variety of products makes it possible to provide discounts that
are more attractive to both existing and potential users. Two of the
current license programs--the Volume-Purchase Program and the
Comprehensive Program--offer incremental discounts that increase with the number of
copies licensed. Because several products can now be obtained
through a single license program, organizations are able to achieve higher
discounts than were previously possible. "With each new product we introduce,
organizations will find our license programs more competitive," says Anu
Sandhu, a Product Manager in the Strategic Marketing Group. "In addition,
because each product shares the same language, document format, and help
systems, users can share information with others in their organization or
profession while still using the product they have selected for their
Wolfram Research's expanding line of products currently includes
Mathematica, webMathematica, CalculationCenter,
The Mathematical Explorer,
and a number of Mathematica applications in fields such as control
engineering, financial analysis, data processing, and wavelet analysis.
Each product can be licensed under any of Wolfram Research's license
programs, including the Unlimited Program, one of the most popular and
flexible plans. The Unlimited Program allows Wolfram Research products to
be installed throughout the entire organization, alleviating the need to
monitor or put a cap on the maximum number of users. Note, however, that not all
products are available in all markets.
"By offering more licensing choices, we empower organizations to find the
exact mix of products, distribution methods, and costs that will allow
them to successfully implement their strategic plans and achieve their goals,"
says Hunter. "Now users have more options than ever before."
Detailed information about
Wolfram Research products
is available. More information about the licensing options
offered is also available.