Niakwa On-Line News Brief
Volume 4 No. 13 Community News & Information June 21, 2000
In this Issue:
* NEW NPL PRICING TAKES EFFECT JULY 1, 2000.
As announced in On-Line News Brief Vol. 4 No. 7 of April 20, 2000, Niakwa RunTime prices are changing. Specific changes are being sent directly to resellers.
At the same time, we have been able to accommodate a much requested change of our user counts from the current 1, 3, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, etc., to 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, 25, 50, 100, etc. This will bring NPL licensing more in line with most operating system licenses (Novell, SCO, and Microsoft). Because NPL is value priced according to the number of supported users, it may initially appear that the price of the new user levels is higher, when in fact the "per user license fee" has actually been reduced in many cases.
This will impact end-users in varying ways. For example, an end-user that just needs 4 users will have to purchase a 5 user license, which would be priced somewhat higher due to the additional user, so it may feel like a price increase. For others, it will feel like a price decrease. For example, an end-user who just needs 10 users can now purchase a 10-user license instead of a 16-user license.
We have also decided to add a new 3-user to Groups 3, 4 and 5, so that provides yet another option for your smaller end-users. Some related details include: when a current RunTime in the field performs a revision upgrade (ex: Release 4 to 5) , they may stay at their current user count if desired, and pricing methods for user count upgrades remains the same.
We hope that this change will eliminate confusion that may have been generated for the end-user (why do I have to buy a Niakwa 8-user when I have an NT 10-user?), and it will help you in your sales efforts.
New price lists have been sent directly to Authorized NPL Distributors.
One additional note: the new user level RunTimes are available now at the prices listed, should you wish to order before July 1st.